Wednesday, May 13, 2009

ABC Wednesday > Q is for Quilt


When my parents passed, they left an 11 room house that was full to the brim with stuff. I couldn't keep everything but I had a hard time letting go of some of their things. A few years later, as Mrs. Snapper and I prepared to leave Tennessee for British Columbia, I had to pare down big-time. There wasn't room for furniture so what I ended up with was a very few smaller items and in choosing them, I focused on stuff they'd had their hands on: My dad's tools, some of mother's kitchen gear, things like that. This quilt was one of mom's last projects. She got the cover sewn but then her illness won the battle and she never completed it. Shortly before we were to start packing up the big yellow truck, I bought some batting material and found some church ladies to finish it. This isn't the only quilt we brought to Gabriola but it's the one we sleep under every night.

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9 comments:

Sailor Girl said...

How sad... But then, how good to be able to keep the memories of the beloved in such personnal objects.

Thank you for this wonderful contribution to ABC Wednesday!

Mara said...

It's a lovely quilt and the story behind it makes it more memorable.
I love the photo as a whole as well.

Carol said...

It's a beautiful quilt....and a beautiful sad story...

Marie-Noyale said...

Much better than a piece of furniture!!
I thought you were gonna tell us that you took needles and thread and finished your Mom's work!!

Virginia said...

Oh Snap. I have tears in my eyes, but I am glad that you and J. have this wonderful piece of your Mom to cherish. How beautifully photographed. This is in my "Very Very Very Favorites" pile.
V

Alexa said...

That's a great story and a lovely piece of your Mum to keep.

I love the picture too, great contrast and angle.

Vivian said...

What a beautiful memory, bet your mom smiles every time you wear that quilt. It's like her protective hand on you. Your post here is a tender reminder that life is so precious and short....we all must use our talents to the best of our abilities and not waste time.

Thank you!

Layrayski said...

What a beautiful photo. Your story made me tear up a bit.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.