Monday, August 23, 2010

Have I shown you this before?

RaeAnn asked me to guest post again over at Stash Manicure.  I'm posting there today about this beautiful, hand-quilted quilt that my grandmother (Gigi) gave to me:


It's really dear to me, so go on over there to read more about it. 

10 comments:

Needled Mom said...

What a treasure!!!

trish said...

Hi Amber. :o)
I look forward to reading about your beloved quilt today. Heading over there now.
Have a wonderful day.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Keri said...

Ambs, that was a great tribute to your Grandma. I love your blocks!

b davis said...

I honestly don't remember seeing this one. I am heading over to read about it though.

Rae Ann said...

Thanks for the "Fabulous" post! I loved it!!!

Jandi said...

Cute Amber! I'm heading over there now.

Lori Holt said...

How beautiful Amber!...I will go over to Rae Anns and visit you and your quilt over there!
xx
lori

jan said...

So enjoyed your post on SM, had to pop over and check out your blog. :) So glad I did!! Look forward to "following" in the future, and finding time to come back and visit to see what all I've missed! Blessings to you, and thanks for sharing!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I absolutely love the quilt so I'm over to read about it!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Amber, Your beautiful quilt is truly a wonderful treasure, and the hand quilting makes it especially dear!

I am an very sentimental person myself and hold on to even the tiniest items that have a special place in my heart.

My mother didn't quilt but she crocheted beautiful afghans. Lots and lots of them!

My most treasured of them all, is one she was making to surprise me with for Christmas (1976). She had it exactly half finished when she lost her 3 year battle with breast cancer on December 1, 1976... Unbelievably, my dear aunt (mom's sister) presented the completed afghan to me on Christmas day, along with a note from mom explaining that she was so sorry she couldn't finish it for me herself but that Aunt Thelma had promised to finish it for her so that I would have it for Christmas. Needless to say I was overwhelmed by the wonderful, tender, surprise.

In the note from my mother, she asked me to please USE the afghan. She did NOT want it set aside as a 'memorial' item. So, I do use it. Mainly for special purposes. For instance I just had surgery and my mom's gift to me has kept me warm and comfy while I rest. Seeing it covering me as I'm resting, gives me the feeling of being 'hugged' and comforted by mom.

So many of us have special treasures that we hope will be passed down, along with the stories that go with them, for years to come and the hand made treasures are the dearest of all. Thanks for sharing the details of your beautiful, treasured quilt.
Hugs...