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Friday, June 24, 2011

Kathryn Tucker Windam

Kathryn Tucker Windham

It sure doesn't take much to make me cry these days.  Today was one of them.  I was listening to the local NPR radio station, and there were stories about this wonderful lady, who died June 12. 

I never met her, only heard her voice on the radio.  She has that "perfect" southern drawl and a wonderful way of telling stories that just sticks in your head- and your heart.

I tried to get a link to the one rememberance of a close family friend who attended her funeral.  There is a link, but  there's only a part of that story on the first link-- the very last person in that recording- who was holding her hand when she died.  I can't tell the story as well as he can, but it will stick in my head, as I could picture the whole scenario-- without seeing any pictures or videos or t.v. interviews.   That is the power of words. 

This friend, who attended her funeral, relayed how they were all given combs to play at the gravesite, the song, "I'll Fly Away", and how when they each shoveled dirt on top of her pine coffin, it was like "tucking her in."   Good night, sweet Kathryn.  We will miss you.

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Kathryn on Storytelling  - Hear her voice for yourself

Monday, June 13, 2011

What In The WORLD Have I Been Up To Lately???

Crossed Flowers Block- Jan Patek
Moda- Basket Bounty

Basket Bounty Month 1
"Lill Annie"

Sometimes I feel like the rat on the wheel, just spinning round and round in circles, never getting enough creative stuff done to satisfy my soul. There's things been happening- like sickness and just busy stuff-- and OH BOY-- there was a major Computer Disaster.
Despite all that, I steal away to the Playroom whenever I can and have  been able to accomplish SOME things (as seen above).  
1.  Finished another of the Jan Patek Mystery Quilt Blocks from 2010- the Miami Valley Album Quilt.
2.  Moda's Basket Bounty- and it's using Jan Patek's Lilac Hill fabric and Moda's Dragonfly fabric.
3.  And now- my new little addition--
I'm calling her Lill Annie, after my much beloved Grandmother-- Granny Lill.  Granny Lill was the one who made me my first handmade Ann and Andy dolls which I love so much.  I still have them to this day.  Well, Granny Lill made a LOT of Raggedy Ann's in her day-- of all sizes.  
So this one is dedicated to her! 
It's been dog-gone HOT already here this summer--
Hope it's Cool where You are!


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