Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Everything is Sew-Sew with "Patchwork Cow"

"Patchwork Cow" from Cow Parade (London, 2002) proudly models one of the quilts my mother's mother made for me many years ago. My grandmother was an expert seamstress. She made quilts for all of her daughters and grandchildren. I still have my quilts that she made for me.

Abigail, Amelia, and Gina came for a visit today. The girls brought their bunnies along for new outfits. We had such a good time together making the clothes. It reminded me of all the fun I had when I was a little girl at my grandmother's house.

Gina was also in the mood to do some sewing, so she joined in the fun when she returned from the dentist.

One time when I was with my grandmother she told me about a doll her mother made for her. I wanted a rag doll, too. So my grandmother made this doll for me. She also made several dresses for her. I always loved this doll and I cherish her today as a beloved keepsake.

My grandmother also made my wedding dress back in 1969. She and my mother did an awesome job. The marriage might not have lasted, but my memories of this dress will never die. My grandmother went to heaven on December 7, 1983. I still miss her and remember how much we loved each other. Now that I have grandchildren of my own I love her even more.


gina said...

Such sweet pictures of your grandmother. I'm not sure I've seen her quilts. It's great that you have them and the doll she made. I hope my girls will cherish the time spent sewing with you as much as you did with your own grandmother.

gina said...

As soon as Will saw this post, without reading it, he said, "that's my grandmother's quilt." I thought that was so sweet. :)