Saturday, December 29, 2012

SWEET MEMORIES!

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 I do hope you all had a fabulous Christmas.

The other night as I went to get another little quilt for my bed, I grabbed this one out of the closet.
All these sweet memories came flooding back.  So much so that it was hard to sleep.

This quilt was made for my son James.

Some of you may remember me speaking of my older friends that I taught to quilt when he was in his late seventies and she, her early seventies.

This is one of those quilts.  This was when I first started to build my stash by garage selling.  This couple and I would go garage selling and when they were learning to quilt we had to literally fight over the fabric we found.


One year they decided to make a quilt for each of their children and grandchildren. I remember walking into their home and seeing all these white garbage bags under their tree. YOu might think it looked trashy (great pun) but quite the contrary, they had ribbons flowing down form the top...looked absoutely amazing but what was even more fun was the smiles on their face and the anticipation for Christmas to come.
 My friend told me that his daughter cried when she got her quilt. Now my sweet friend has passed away a year ago. I think of him often. 
 

   The following year they decided to make each one of my sons a quilt and my husband and I. The quilt you see is one of them. Now the next picture is the label. We decided that a picture of them and maybe a few kind words would be great. I hid the sweet things he said about James but can you imagine his daughter when she saw this on the back of her quilt?
Thanks for walking down sweet memories with me.  They say you don't get to pick your family but you always pick your friends.  I have truly been blessed with these two sweet people. 

May you all have a wonderful New Years!!!!  May the sweets you eat be delicious and void of calories.







20 comments:

suemac said...

Oh. No calories. I wish.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Awww, what a sweet story. They look so sweet together. Beautiful memories. :)

Rhonda said...

Oh Barb, what a sweet memory. Thank you for sharing it! Take care.

Fiesta said...

Beautiful memories Barb. Thank you for sharing them with your readers

Sheila said...

What a special quilt and story , thanks so much for sharing it with us .Happy New Year !

Gunda said...

Thanks for sharing your Sweet Memories with us. It is an amazing story, got a little water in my eyes

Have a very Happy New Year

Gunda

Denise :) said...

What special memories ... so glad you have the sweet photo to hold onto, too! :)

Fiona said...

a lovely post Barb...
Best wishes for 2013...
Hugz

Gene Black said...

Those are truly sweet memories

sandra said...

What wonderful friends and wonderful memories. I am missing some of my friends since I moved to Stratford and immersed my self in my daughter's life.
Blessings and A Happy, Healthy New Year to you and your family.

Cindy said...

How wonderful Barb. But hopefully you got a little sleep.

wackywoman said...

Those are sweet memories. Our friends are very special. Thank you for sharing that sweet story.

Needled Mom said...

What a wonderful, heartwarming story at Christmastime!!! Happy new year to you and your wonderful family.

JJ said...

That was a touching story. I am glad you had such nice people in your life. Isn't it wonderful.

onlymehere said...

Beautiful friends and treasured quilts to always remember them by.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Wonderful memories. I love the idea of using a picture on the label. Happy New Year!

andsewon said...

Very sweet story. I am sure they were a wonderful inspiring couple. Happy New Year to you and yours!
Hugs,
Lola

GerryART said...

Isn't this sort of memory the very bestest !

Holiday hugs

SewCalGal said...

Very sweet memories. And, what a wonderful couple your friends were. I'm glad you carry them in your heart always. Now go snuggle in one of their quilts and feel their love around you!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Jean said...

These are the quilts we love the most!