Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Quilt

If you read my daughters blog, Life with Boys, you know what she did. If you don't, I will tell you......We were sitting at the table and Nikki brought a gift out and said they all wanted to watch me open it even if was a month early. I was puzzled but opened it and it was a quilt she has been working on for 8 years (I am not the only slow one in the family). But I understand. There are 45 squares with names and dates on them. Beginning with this one and ending with the "To mom" square. I did not take pictures of all the squares and Bob was holding it up for the picture at the end. I will take a picture when it gets hung. I love it so so much and am still overwhelmed by the work she did. She is not a "quilter" but a friend helped her. I can't even say how much I love it and how much I love her for doing it for me.
This is my dad's square. He died in 1955 of lung cancer.

My sisters square. She is such a special sister and going through such a tough time now.

The "To Mom " square.

This is the back of the quilt.

And this is the back. It will be better when I get it hung. I think we will hang it at the head of our bed.

My hand is pretty much unwrapped now. The stitches are dissolving. That was a load off my mind. When I go places he wants it wrapped a little. I can't do much with it until January 3rd. Darn it any way. I can take a shower and get it wet but NO doing dishes or putting my hand in water like that until January. It feels pretty good but still hurts in the palm of my hand.



  1. That really is a gift of love.

  2. Lovely quilt! Really something to cherish.

    Hey, I wouldn't be complaining too much about not being able to do dishes. :) Hang in there. It'll be over and behind you soon, and your hand will be better than before.

  3. What a completely amazing gift - I can only imagine the love that went into it and the joy you felt when you received it. Congratulations on raising an awesome daughter! blessings, marlene