Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Flower Garden

Today's blog post is brought to you via my mom, Lucy.  I found this little table topper at the back of a linen closet as I was cleaning last weekend, just in time for spring.  I'd completely forgotten about it.  Probably been in that closet for years.  Again, made from her favorite flower garden pattern, hand stitched.


It was a little stained, but an Oxi-Clean soak took out most of them.  It's nice to brighten up my table with a treasure like this.  I still miss her every day, but love having bits of her work to remind me of her, especially a little surprise one.  The boys noticed it, and it gave us an opportunity to share nice memories.  That's the wonderful part of handmade crafts - they tell a story, and always keep a bit of the artist in them.

6 comments:

Linda said...

Leaving something like this behind is one reason we quilt, right? I hope my descendants will share memories over my quilts.

Niki said...

Such a lovely found treasure.

crowefan0517 said...

What a sweet find!

-debby
Chester, NY

CarliAlice @ GG2Life said...

So pretty. I love it and it is so special that you have such a great memory of your mom.

You are so incredibly talented it's not even funny. I'm a new GFC follower from Commercial Break Thursday. http://www.grandmasguidetolife.blogspot.com

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Glad you were featured on Suzy Sitcom today!! I'm happy to meet you! I am also a quilter and look forward to looking around, but this story really touched me! What a sweet way to remember good memories!!

Sandi Colwell said...

That's really beautiful. I just started English Paper Piecing and I like to see what other people do with all those pretty little hexagons. Enjoy the memories!