Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Tuesday Treasures

My friend Heather is doing a Tuesday Treasure post. I enjoyed reading her treasure of the day and thought I would do it too. I have so many treasures that I will have to do a lot of Tuesday Treasure Posts.Today I am choosing a quilt my mother made. So many hours of hand stitching went into it. Each time I look at it I think of mother and how I never saw her that she didn't have sewing in her hands, right up till the last few weeks. She sewed all the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, her sisters , brothers, nieces and nephews quilts. Even though I don't need material things to remind me of mother, I am so happy and proud to have this quilt that represents what a special wonderful and caring lady she was. The presidents head look painted on but everything is hand stitched. Nothing is drawn or painted but she sure used alot of black thread!
My Tuesday Treasure :

12 comments:

Leslie said...

Wow! Did she have a pattern for those presidents or did she sketch them herself?

What a LOT of work - definitely a treasure! Very unusual, too.

Donna said...

The quilt is so amazing. Definitely a treasure!

Heather Smith said...

I agree with Donna. Amazing! I so totally wouldn't have the patience! Thanks for doing the Treasures thing! Be sure to go and tell Faith that you're doing it!!

Amy said...

That is so cool! Some people are so creative!

Mindy said...

I love this quilt!! This is a priceless treasure!! The Tuesday Treasure is a wonderful idea also...I may join in next week!!! Hugs dear friend..xo

Maggie Ann said...

Peggy, your quilt is just incredible..how wonderful. What an amazing lady your Mom was to make such a detailed picture quilt. I don't think I've ever seen one quite like this. You have a treasure there...smile.

ms*robyn said...

it is all hand stitched???? wow, amazing. how special it is.
by the way - does Norm know he is coming to visit a nutter? signing off as : Duchess Standing Turtle. yes dear Peggy, I have finally 'lost it'

judypatooote said...

Wow, Peggy....what a treasure.... I have seen pictures on quilts from computers, but that is a lot of work to do by hand.....

judypatooote said...

PS, they even look liket the Presidents.....amazing....

Denise JoAnn said...

That is really unique. I can understand it's value to you for sure. Women and quilts just go together.

Tina said...

Your mama's needle work is wonderful, I can see why you treasure this quilt what a wonderful quilt to hand down. Thanks for sharing...Tina

OLD CROW FARM said...

A treasure for sure from a loving mother to a loving daughter! Blessings, Sher