Hi Everyone! Glad you stopped by. I was thinking of Mother's Day and my Mom who is with the Angels now and thought, in her honor, I would like to share a work of labor and love she gave to me for my birthday one year before she went to be with the Lord.
(Kind of goes with my color scheme here, huh?)
|"Stars Over Texas"|
I'm sure most of you know how to quilt, but that's a lot of stitches! Then the backing, padding and top are placed together and then the actual quilting begins. Whew! No machine here - all done by hand. Of course, she said, "The smaller the stitch the better". I really started to get the hang of it (not as good as hers though).
This is the first quilt she ever made. I'm so proud of it and all the love she and my dad placed in it. My brothers and sisters are also the recipients of some of her amazing quilts.
Some close ups of quilt squares:
|See all those little stitches? Every time I need to be close to her, I lay on this|
quilt and feel those stitches and all the Love!
Here is the poem in case you cannot read it: (I still need to frame this). I love it more in her own handwriting.
Love isn't Love, 'till it's given away,
So here's "Stars Over Texas" for your Birthday,
T'was a Labor of Love, every stitch
hold a whole lot of memories so dear!
I know you will cherish it year after year,
This quilt is a part of me and Dad too,
he threaded all my needles to help me sew!
Love and Happy Birthday
I only wish she would have dated it. I believe it was in the 1980's.
Hope all you Mom's have a Happy Mother's Day (All the Mom's in heaven too) - Love and miss you MOM!