Monday, November 23, 2009

Special Things

Recently I had the opportunity to machine quilt a darling dinosaur quilt. This special quilt is from a grandmother for her 3 year old grandson. It's from the Kansas City Star book, "Dinosaurs-Stomp, Chomp and Roar" by Pam Manning. I know the little boy will treasure it always.
I look forward to becoming a grandmother for the first time in Jan. Daughter #1 is due Jan. 20th and is expecting a little boy. I bought the Dinosaur book to make a quilt for my grandson someday. "When a child is born, so are grandmothers." ~Judith Levy
And here's something else that's special. It's very special to me. I see this on my front porch every time I enter my home. It's a plaque that my sister made for me while she was in Louisiana serving a church mission. It's actually made from a slate roof tile. She painted our name on it. I love it and treasure it always. This week she would have been 48, but to me she'll always be 32. That's how old she was when she left this mortal existence. I treasure these special little things that remind me of her...
Now get back to work, Vivian! This is your busy season!

7 comments:

Shannon said...

I hope you are taking your vitamins, eating your Wheaties, or whatever it is that quilters do doing this time of year....

HUgZ!!

Quilts on Bastings said...
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Quilts on Bastings said...

Great quilt and fabulous quilting - I am sure it will be loved.

Snickerdoodle said...

I live in Louisiana. Where and when did you sister serve her mission? Love your quilting!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wonderful quilting - that's an awesome pattern for a little boy's quilt! And congratulations on the upcoming grammahood!

Sherri said...

What a great dinosaur quilt...and as always your quilting is spectacular! I became an aunt again today...so now I get to make a baby quilt myself!! What a treasure from your sister as well!

Summerset said...

The dinos are great - my son would love that quilt!