Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Treat

My grandma was here last week and I got to spend a delightful day with her.  I've missed my grandma while she has been away the last year.  We used to go to lunch quite regularly and I always enjoyed my time with her.  But my aunt has needed her help this last year as she battles cancer.  So I've had to catch whatever spare moments grandma has when she comes back to catch up on doctor and dentist appointments.  The last time she was here and she gave me this treasure
 She also showed me this quilt.  I feel in love with it the instant I saw it.  Isn't it so sweet?  She told me she couldn't give it to because she thought one of my aunts would want it.  If they didn't then she would ask my mom.  So I was pretty far down on the totem pole.  So imagine my surprise when at this last visit she said she had a something for me and then she brought this out.  She said my face just lit up.  I did a happy dance and gave her a big hug.  
I thought it appropriate to photograph it in the rocking chair she let my dad have when I was pregnant with my first.  She rocked her baby's in it.  My dad said that growing up it was his boat and he would fish off the side of it. It is a tradition with my dad to give a rocking chair to each expectant mother in our family on the Christmas preceding the birth.  I feel so blessed that this was the rocking chair that I received.  Doesn't it look inviting with great grandma's quilt.
Grandma told me it is all hand pieced.  Her mother never used a machine.  Look at how wonderful the quilting is.  I'm so thankful for this Christmas treat!

6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt. I am sure you will treasure it even more since your grandmother gave it to you. Enjoy the quilt.

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  2. Oh, lucky you! That is a real treasure!

    Linda

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  3. Sweet as Christmas Candy but longer lasting.

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  4. How nice of your Grandma to give her quilt to you. I think only people who treasure such gifts should be the receivers. It's beautiful.

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  5. What a precious treasure you have there! It is gorgeous!

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  6. I had the pleasure of dinner with my grandmother on Sunday. She is 96 so I treasure each visit with her. Yes, I do have a quilt from her which I keep safe and use occasionally.

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    Heather

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