Friday, November 26, 2010

Reunited With Treasured Gifts

For the last week I stayed with my Aunt Grace, 101 years old, so that her care giving daughter could have a few days of respite from 24 hour care.

Aunt Grace is our Mother's oldest surviving sister and a special member of our family.

It always give me a special feeling when I go to her home and there, on her bed, is the handmade quilt that my sister, Linda, made for her in 1997 and a hand appliqued cushion that I made for her for her 90th birthday.

Aunt Grace has children and grandchildren of her own and so it is rather nice for us, as her nieces, that she would give these gifts pride of place in her home.

Linda's quilt was made in the days before she ever dreamt she would do machine quilting and is machine pieced and hand quilted. It is standing the test of time well.

I have not done too much in the way of hand applique so this cushion always surprises me when I see it again.

1 comment:

FredaB said...

It is so nice of you both to do that for your Aunt.
Caregivers certainly need time away to re-charge their batteries. Good for both of them. I bet your aunt was delighted to have you two come over. Tell Linda that the quilt is beautiful and I love the color combo she used.