Today I'm sharing a quilt that was hand-made for me 37 years ago by a very special lady - my Aunt Verba.
A bit faded and worn, this quilt is still in good shape, considering I've lovingly used it for many years. Sometimes I'll fold it up and put it away for a while, simply because I don't want it to ever wear out. But every time I get it out of the closet and cuddle underneath it, it's like a big warm hug from my Aunt.
Aunt Verba was a gentle southern lady who lived in the hills of West Virginia. She was married at 16 and lived in the same house where she "took up housekeeping" until she passed away ten years ago at age 85. She raised 5 children in a two-bedroom home, and could sew, quilt, crochet, and cook like a dream - good, old-fashioned southern favorites like chicken and dumplings and pecan pie. I also got my love of gardening from her. I never heard my Aunt Verba raise her voice or say an unkind word about anyone. Someone once said she was the type of person who would be herself, and be comfortable, whether she was having tea with the Queen of England or her next-door neighbor. I was lucky to have had her as a role model in my life.
Linking this to Pink Saturday on Beverly's How Sweet the Sound and Time Travel Thursday on The Brambleberry Cottage