Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Grateful

Last week my mom turned 83. It got me thinking about all that she has accomplished in her life so far. Just one example of her many accomplishments is shown in this picture of her two years ago at Christmas. She pieced and hand quilted, yes hand quilted, 10 quilts all in one year for her ten children. Amazing, simply amazing.

I'm so thankful that she shared her love of quilting with me, and taught me everything I know,

so I could, in turn, pass it on to my 3 wonderful daughters. And hopefully they will pass it on to theirs...

I am so grateful for her,

and so proud of all that these hands have accomplished in just 83 years.

I love you mom!

11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post...and such a lovely tribute to your mother! I'm so grateful my grandmother is a quilter and passed her love of this art on to me!

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  2. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful tribute to your mother! And now we know where you learned to quilt. So lovely! Happy birthday to your mom!

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  3. Beautiful treasures, beautiful memories, beautiful woman, beautiful post. Thank you and Happy Birthday to your mom.

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  4. That mother of yours is pretty amazing! :) Hope you all are doing well!!

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  5. what a beautiful post and photos!!! I'm betting so many quilters who like me see and read this can only wish they had memories captured such as yours. You are all so lucky to have been able to make those photos with her and lots of her beautiful quilts!!!

    Happy to have found your blog!
    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  6. Your post was amazing what a great tribute to your mom!
    Nadine

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  7. I'm only 2 weeks behind (I know...) but had to second that. She is such an amazing woman, and we are so lucky to have her. Love you Grandma!

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  8. Oh you are all going to make me cry! We are so lucky there are those who would teach us and pass the tradition along.

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  9. Wow! I can't believe your mom is that old. She is an amazing woman. I am greatful that I know her.

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  10. What a beautiful tribute! Now we know where your talent originated from, that is unless her mother quilted, and so on. Beautiful work.

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