Thursday, February 14, 2013

Still looking good…..

My mom surprised me for my birthday/ Valentine's day with a gift that her mom, my Grammy Exie made many, many years ago.

It's meant to be a pot holder/trivet, but I don't think my mom ever used it. It made me smile; one, because it was made by a person very dear to me and two, because the folding technique she used (I'm guessing 45-50 years ago) is still going strong. Plus, it's something she made by hand and that just makes it all the more special. Like she's giving it to me, even though she has been gone for 30 years.
And just to show how quilting is truly timeless, I  received a beautiful pillow made with the same technique just last year from Marika.

I guess what goes around comes around! And since both the creators of these lovely quilted gifts designed with a dominant red, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!


  1. Happy Birthday!!! and Valentine's Day!! What a great way to show that quilting is timeless. That what is considered a new trend is really not!!!! M

  2. Happy Birthday!! Have a great day!

  3. How wonderful to get that lovely piece from your grandmother via your mom. The pillow from from Marika is also stunning! Happy Valentines Day and Happy Birthday!


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