Monday, October 12, 2015

A Real Treat

Every time I visit my grandma it is a treat.  Hearing stories from when she was young is always interesting and often makes me laugh.  This last visit she told me she had another quilt that her mother had made that she wanted to show me.  I was excited to see the quilt and kicking myself because I had not brought my camera so I would not be able to take a picture.  I knew I could get one the next time I visited if I would only remember.  
 Grandma brought out this wonderful trip around the world quilt.  She told me how many of the prints were from her and her sister's dresses.  My grandma was born at the end of 1920 so I'm guessing the quilt was made sometime in the late 20's early 30's.
 After telling me about the quilt grandma said she wanted me to have it.  I was shocked but thrilled.  What a treat!  I excitedly hugged and thanked her.  She told me she knew it would be appreciated and taken care of at my house.  Oh how right she is!  Grandma's are so wise!
I don't deserve how good she is to me, but I sure am thankful to have her.  And grateful that not only do I not have to remember to bring my camera to photograph this next time but get to keep it.  I'm hanging it on the rocking chair, that was her's, I keep in my room.  A happy reminder of this great lady.

9 comments:

  1. Very sweet gift. She knows she has a kindred quilting spirit in you and her quilt will be safe and treasured.:)

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  2. beautiful treasure. wish i had some one in my big family that wanted to learn! they are to busy

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  3. this is such a lovely gift; certainly a treasure trove of family memories...hugs, Julierose

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! A treasure......your Grandma and the quilt. Can you imagine cutting each piece by hand? Lots of love in that quilt. ♡♡♡

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  5. Your grandma knows you well!!! That is such a beautiful quilt and a true treasure.

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  6. Wow! The colors are amazing! It sure doesn't look as old as it must be. What a treasure!

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  7. Wow, wonderful quilt, love the story that goes with it too.
    You are so fortunate.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  8. A real treat, indeed. You are so lucky. I have one of my grandmother's quilts (she was born in late 1890s) and it is falling apart. She used old clothes to make it. I made one like it just to feel in touch with her spirit and thought about her when making it.

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  9. What a beautifully made quilt, it lies so smooth and even on the grass! Thank you for sharing it here.

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