Friday, December 9, 2011

Oh, It makes my heart sing.....

Perfect condition 49 patch...about 100 years old.  I cannot believe my find.  A checkerboard.  I wonder if there is any significance in "49" patch.
 Happy Birthday to me!
Lets see now...the master of spin called her old mother from the antique store.  Mom has been sick again and all of us are depressed.  I reminded her that it was my birthday next week...her beloved eldest child:)  Oh, dear I have nothing for you, said my mother.  Well...I just happened to be in an antique store right now buying your present to me.  Oh, thank you says my mother, that makes me sooo happy.  Second spin...:) to my husband...well of course we know that dear old Mom has no money...all of it having gone to Sunrise Assisted Living for her Parkinson's care for the past nine years.  So I told my dear old husband of my joyful find at the antique store and how it makes my mother sooo very happy.( not to mention make my own heart sing.)  So much for the family budget!  And so much for simplifying..  Sigh....I had been wanting to make a blue and pink with reproduction fabrics....but now...I am overjoyed with this one.  I think of the lady who made it 100 years ago and did all that hand piecing and hand quilting.  I want her to know that it is no longer stuffed on the bottom shelf of a stuffy store.  It is now being loved and appreciated by another woman who knows what it is like to put time, work and love into a quilt to spread joy to others.

5 comments:

Jan said...

You have to splurge now and then, and you chose a great quilt to splurge on!

Karen at Birdsong Cabin said...

Oh what a lovely and LUCKY quilt.

Karen In Charlotte

Exuberant Color said...

It looks like a great old quilt and like it is well made. I'm glad you rescued it from the shelf in the store.

A Quilter Awakens said...

Oh dear checkerboard goodness! That's one beautiful quilt. Karmen

Teresa said...

Its lovely and so nice that it will be cared for and enjoyed. Merry Christmas