Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Too long gone...

Where have I been??? I can't believe that I haven't posted since May. I guess that summer time has me on the run more than expected. Work has also been crazy for some strange reason.

Several things have kept me away from the computer. I have been teaching some quilt classes, a little bit of gardening, vacation, trying to get caught up on my long arm customer quilts and the lose of my dear mother-in-law.

Let me take a moment to tell you about Nancy Ruth Calloway McCrary. I've heard a whole lot of jokes and comments from others about how horrible their MIL is to deal with. I can not relate to any of that. My MIL was a wonderful woman. She raised 6 kids, 4 boys and 2 girls, while her husband worked very hard to keep them with food on the table. She never worked outside of the home, but she worked very hard in the home. As a DIL, I was welcomed to the family with open arms. She was always willing to give advice when asked, but never once tried to tell me how to raise my children or treat my husband. She didn't just "drop in" at our home, she always called to be sure it was okay to come by and we were always happy for the visit. She didn't tell me how to keep my house, decorate, cook or clean, but I did know that she could always answer any question I had. Nancy died very unexpectedly on July 19, 2009. She will be greatly missed by all of us.

I'll post again soon...I just can't find any more words right now.