15 August, 2007

They Came, They Saw...

Yes, they came and visited my sewing space; the Home Extension Club of a neighboring county. They were completely delightful... so interested in, and complimentary of, my quilts-- it was enough to make one blush! Let me tell you about one of these ladies, she was remarkable! She's in the front row, holding her purse; 95 years young! She sat on the sofa with the sweetest smile on her face the entire time. The others in her group asked questions and talked about their own quilts and their quilting ancestors. They told historical tales about the settling of their community and all the while she sat, smiling and nodding. When it was time for the group to depart they left one by one, but she held back. She took my arm and whispered to me that she was blind and deaf, both of these ailments brought on by advancing age, but that she'd had a wonderful time. She loved getting out and she was so very thankful that she'd been able to attend. She hoped to come back again! I was amazed. Imagine this... blind and deaf, every reason in the world NOT to go out anymore. Staying home has to be easier... but no, she gets up every day, gets dressed, and gets on with the business of living; she is celebrating life! I'm so glad she came last week, and I do hope that she does come back!

I need to thank her,
thank her for reminding me...
Life is Good!

14 comments:

quiltkeemosabe said...

What a wonderful example of aging with grace! And as a wise man said, you need to remember that. We all do. (whatever is on the design wall behind the group looks interesting, too)

Su Bee said...

That would be a gerat lady to know - talk about aging gracefully! Thanks for sharing her!

Julie aka "Quilt Diva" said...

What a wonderful way to start my workday ~ THANK YOU for sharing... and I'm so glad the whole event went well!!

Marcie said...

What a nice experience for those ladies and for you. And how wonderful to be involved like that at 95!

Shelina said...

You've got a great studio, and I can see why others would want to come and savor the creative inspiration. Your visitor is certainly a great lady to share some of her own inspiration in return! I hope I can be like her.

Connie W said...

An inspirational post. Thanks!

JudyL said...

What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing the story.

Quilt Memories said...

95 Years young,How GREAT is that and to be both blind and deaf and keep going. Makes my problems seem very trivial! love the quilt on the wall,did you make it and is it finished? Great for show and tell at quilt guild.Oh,wait, haven't seen you there for quiet q while, hope you come back soon. We will "SING" to you!!! LOL

meggie said...

Lovely story Mrs G.

Libby said...

Fantastic! Such an inspiring woman *s*

Wendy said...

She is a very wise women, yes it would be easier to stay home but she makes the choice to get out and enjoy others company. What a sweetie!

Lindah said...

Oh, what a sweet story! Thank you for sharing it.

Pam said...

Isn't that amazing. Good for her, embracing life instead of being afraid and taking the easy way out. I don't know if I could do that. Such an inspiration to us all.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Life is to be lived!