Category Archives: My Life as a Mom

Musings about being a Mom

A Small Vacation

I just returned from spending a few days at the beach on Hilton Head Island. I really needed the time away after a grueling three months of big firm law life.  India had just completed her freshman year at PITT … Continue reading

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India Rocks!

    India Rocks! began on a cruise when India wanted to visit every Hard Rock Cafe we could find. Naturally we bought a t-shirt. This was the beginning of her Hard Rock Cafe t-shirt collection. She continued to collect … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Here is another one of our cruise quilts. India and I  sailed on the Carnival cruise ship Inspiration. Visiting Belize was the highlight of the trip for us. The coin and most of the fabric is from Belize.

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Enchantment of the Seas

Normally this time of year, India and I enjoy a spring break cruise. Cruising during spring break has been a long tradition of ours, and I attribute those cruises to our strong bond today. However, this year life intervened (she … Continue reading

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First Day of School

First Day of School, 38 x 50 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2011. For sale at http://www.ovbrant.etsy.com. Sometimes it is just fun to make a happy quilt. I have to admit that having a baby who is a freshman at the University … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, India!

Speaking of people who make me smile, today is my baby’s birthday. India is 19 today. That means I have been smiling for at least 19 years. First Love is one of the early quilts I made for India. It … Continue reading

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An Enchanted White Christmas

We had not had a white Christmas in Atlanta since 1882. It was an enchanted day for quilting, so I started several new quilts. I look forward to sharing them with you in the new year. The very next day … Continue reading

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Wishing You Simple Abundance This Holiday Season

All is well in the Brantley household this week. India made it home safely from Pittsburgh, and we are well into observing our Christmas traditions. Separation truly does make time together more special. We are content to keep shopping to … Continue reading

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Traditions Bring Comfort

Christmas Traditions, 73 x 83 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2007 I love observing traditions. There is something to be said for sameness in this world of new, new, new. I think traditions bring comfort.  Remembering Christmas traditions from my childhood … Continue reading

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Snow in Pittsburgh!

Happy Holidays, 61 x 43 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2010. For sale at http://www.ovbrant.etsy.com. Pittsburgh is getting its first real snow this week. Our little southern belle (India) seems to be coping, but complaining! Maybe my latest Christmas quilt will cheer … Continue reading

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