Friday, May 15, 2009
Feel the Love
Most of the quilts I make become gifts for family members. I've designed, pieced, and hand quilted a quilt for each of my grandchildren, except the youngest, when she or he graduated from a crib to a big bed. When I gave my first grandchild his quilt, I didn't know how much he loved it until I was babysitting for him one night when he was about four years old. I sat on his bed with him reading bedtime stories and when I tucked him in he said, "You made this quilt just for me didn't you Grandma." I told him I had. He then said, "When I snuggle under it at night it feels like you're hugging me. I tell myself, 'My grandma loves me.' " What a sweet and lovely thing that was to hear. Tears come to my eyes just thinking about it. I'll keep on making quilts for them and my reward is knowing they feel my love when they snuggle down under those quilts. I'll be starting a quilt for my youngest grandchild soon. She's two, adorable, loving and spunky. I'll keep you posted on my progress.