Tuesday, November 29, 2011
My Grandmothers Quilts
I received some rather sad news Friday. My Grandmother who has been very ill for a long time passed. Things have been busy with hosting Thanksgiving and the shop, and yet the world seemed to stand still even if it were for only a moment or two.
This week will be a long and stressful one. Making the trek to St. Louis and laying to rest my Grandmother who is my last living relative from my mothers side of the family. Will bring back many memories good and difficult. Like when my Grandmother gave me my first quilt, taught me to make Thanksgiving dressing, and to sit and enjoy a Sodie on the swing in the back yard. It will also bring memories of my Grandfather and my Mothers passing too. All of which have happened in November around Thanksgiving.
Here are a few pictures of the quilts my Grandmother made for me. Each one for a special reason, Sweet 16, marriage, and the births of my babies. Each one made from scraps left from the clothes she would make us. My Grandmother could recall each fabric, what was made with it and for who. She would spend hours and hours over the summer in the basement working on these quilts. I'm so glad she did.
When I return from my trip, the shop will be bustling with a late shopping night on Friday. It will be good to be home and in the routine of life after such a long week.