Sunday, July 27, 2008
One of my Favorite Things
Cindy at My Romantic Home is hosting a "favorite things" post. She asks that you post a picture of your favorite things.
One of the first things that sprang to mind for me is this old quilt.
When I was 11 my Grandmother passed away. I used to go with my Dad as he and his brother and sisters were cleaning & preparing her home for auction. There was a huge stack of quilts and Aunt Wava said I could pick one. I just loved this blue and white quilt.
I never used it much until Dan & I got married and we used it on our bed. It looked so new, I never thought about how old it might be. I was washing and drying it regularly without a second thought.
Then one day as I was making the bed I saw stitching (white stitching on the white border) in the corner of the quilt that I had never noticed before. It was a date! Feb 8, 1890!
Since then the quilt has graduated to a place of honor on the quilt rack so as to not wear it anymore than I already had. If my Grandmother made this quilt she would have been 9 or 10, so we are guessing it may have even been her mother who stitched it.
A friend asked me one day, if we were to ever have a fire (God forbid) what would I try and save(other than people). Outside of family pictures, I would definitely grab this quilt down from the rack and take it with me.