After much humming and hawing, I decided to show you one of the quilts I made this winter to help break up the January blues and that it was going to a very special lady.
Here is it’s story:
Have you ever had someone in your life, that is not a family member, but has influenced you and guided you and helped you in so many ways? Well I have! This lady lived two doors down from us, in a different neighbourhood from where we are now. I first met her in 1993-4 when they moved in. We bonded with both of them right away. They were in their 60’s then and recently retired. They have 7 kids, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren now. Through the years she taught me so much about gardening, sewing, canning etc. It was like having Martha Stewart close by. She adored my babies and spoiled them with tea parties and cookies. He too was great at helping with household advice and lending of tools etc. In essence they were our family, our surrogate parents/grandparents since ours all lived 3000km away. We still see them on occasion, but not nearly enough. In January it was her 79th birthday. She also had to have surgery then. I thought a quilt might help her speed up her recovery and because she is so deserving of it. She is always giving. (Still spoils our kids with birthday gifts and Christmas bags). I surprised her when I gave her this quilt. She was very touchedand said it was too good to use, but proudly lays it on the back of the chair in the living room. I am sure it brightened her days of recovery.
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