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@ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!
On the first Thursday of each month,
we have a visit from
the Ghosts of Quilt Projects Past!
Shasta wrote to a group we belong to asking what projects we were going to work on in the coming year. There are even more choices to pick and choose from than the year before, but I made a little list. It's so difficult to make a list when there are just so many wonderful online and offline projects to consider! and one wants to be flexible and change when life changes too. Already I can tell, I put too many things on the list.
Shasta posted today about a pretty Christmas tree quilt she had made earlier in the year. I remember seeing it before on her blog. A fun quilt with patriotic colored trees. Hope your click to see it!
Anyway, in her post she links back to Throwback Thursday and I clicked to see that posting too. Jenn has reminded me to take time to have fun over the holidays, so I thank her for that!
I have decided to take this time to first share somethings from my Mom. She passed away last year. So naturally, I've been thinking about her a lot. She gave this wall hanging to me. I usually hang it on a tree branch and then tack it to the wall during December. Some years I have kept it up all the year, but it's really special for Christmas time. She made me many expertly made outfits to wear, but this is the only quilt she gave me. I believe she only made two quilts.
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I pulled them out after reading Jenn's post to start using for the month. It's not as easy as it once was to find replacement pieces now, but I think better to use them, than to keep them boxed away.
There is a special plate for Santa's cookies and different designs on some of the mugs.
I remember when Mom saw these reindeer at Robinson's the year we moved into our current home. She was so excited, and had me take the elevator up so I could take the escalator down and slowly see the grand Christmas display.
She said she wanted to give them to us to have something to remember her by each Christmas.
Like I would forget her and need reminding.
I was so afraid when she gave them to me though. I imagined our baby would fall and poke his eye out! I have a photo of the-just-beyond-toddler him somewhere, sitting on the one with horns like it was a pony. We would place the deer by the tree and put a little finger dish full of glitter reindeer food for the one looking toward the ground.
Mom used to put these smaller ones on an end table at Christmas time.
She liked reindeer.
I thought until recently that Mom had made these. But now on closer inspection, I can tell they were purchased.
I carry on the tradition now and almost always get my son and husband a pair of pajamas for Christmas. (I don't know where the bag with my name is now.)
But now I need to get or make one now for our daughter-in-law! I wonder what she will think of my getting her pajamas for Christmas!
For the record though, here is my first finished quilt! It's the farthest back I can throw!
It's not my first quilt top completed, but the first one I finished! I'm sure I had dreams of giving to to my son for Christmas...
Project Started 1992 - finished November 2009
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Thanks for sharing this throw back Thursday set of Christmas memories with me.