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It is sometimes hard for me to get out of bed, get dressed and put on a happy face. I am still grieving the current political situation. I don’t see much ahead for so many folks in this country but doom and gloom. But, we have to carry on, don’t we.

For my long time readers, you may find this hard to believe, but that is my grandson, Miles, who turned 15 on Sunday. He has grown into such a fine and brainy young man. He is getting straight A’s in highschool. We all got together for dinner at a ramen restaurant and then that delicious mud pie, made by his Mom.

Before that, Mr C and I headed down to Oregon Wine Country for a benefit for Quilts for Empowerment to help Kenyan women who are getting their lives back together after surgery for fistula, a complication of child birth. You may remember that I took some of their embroideries and made quilts which were in a silent auction.


I finally finished my jellyfish stitching for my SAQA trunk show entry.


I also finished the one that I did in the wrong orientation.


I am feeling ready to dig in at the studio and to make some quilts to send out in the world. High Fiber Diet has a theme called, Heat Wave. The main color is to be orange. I pulled some fabrics today and I have an idea. I am almost excited about it, but have a little fear and trepidation as it has been a while since I have done a large piece for a show.


I did some major food shopping and tomorrow, I will get some pies and cranberry chutney made for dinner at Steph’s on Thursday. I am also doing the turkey. I keep thinking it is the last year for me to do the big bird, but no one wants to take it on!!

So, we keep on keeping on and wait to see what happens.

5 Responses to “Persevering”

  1. Mary Helen in OR says:

    I’m trying to climb out of the gloom but not sure how. I just keep reminding myself that if I feel this badly then Hillary must be in a terrible funk. We need a new Martin Luther King to lead us. So much to be thankful for. I have seven great grandchildren, a studio to play in and people who love and support me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Helps to know I’m not totally alone. The jellyfish are lovely. I enjoy your work.
    Mary Helen in OR

  2. Amy A. says:

    Oh my goodness! I was your granddaughter’s preschool teacher for a short time and I remember Miles as a toddler. I have such a vivid memory of him talking to his mother and his speech was so purposeful and distinctive; it sounded somehow like he was forming his words out of clay-as if they were the “First Words” uttered on some primordial Earth! Happy Grandson’s Birthday to you!

  3. … and I love your jellyfish!

  4. I know just how you feel, Gerrie, and “persevering” is the right word. At least we did our part, and will continue to support the right causes. (On a lighter note, I just ordered a t-shirt that says, “Don’t blame me, I voted for Hillary!” ;^)

  5. Jeanette says:

    I feel the same why about our country. Every day there is something else that comes up in the news that makes me upset. Been watching less news, but feel I need to know what is going on.
    Enjoy following you and your 2 talented daughters. You are a light in this darkness. Happy Thanksgiving to you!