Treasures from the past

I went to visit my Dad last weekend and coax him into a game of cribbage. He hasn’t been feeling well of late and I thought a wee game might lift his spirits.

While visiting, my step-mom brought out a couple of boxes of my Mom’s stuff…crafting and sewing supplies and miscellaneous items. One thing about my step-mom, she has always been very respectful of my Mom’s memory.

My mother passed away when I was 10 years old. I knew she liked to crochet and knit, but she was mostly known for her sewing. She regularly made things for my brother and me, and also for her mother, mother-in-law, nieces and nephews, and other members of the family.

A few days after my visit I opened the boxes, not knowing what I would find. Some of the items I remembered but most I had never seen before. Dutch sewing magazines from the 50’s (as near as I can guess), sewing and knitting patterns of the same era (OIY! How styles have changed!), and then I found something I truly wasnt expecting…

Quilting pattern books and in their original mailing envelopes. Batting wrappers with quilt patterns on the back..with the original price stickers.

I don’t know if Mommy ever actually made a quilt, but this shows she at least planned to.

She and I were more alike than I ever realized. While it made me happy to find these treasures, it renewed my feelings of missing her…and all she and I could have shared.

Author: tlcquiltsblog

I started quilting June 2016 after the announcement that my first grandchild would arrive February 2017. It was an instant and complete only wish I had started earlier.

5 thoughts on “Treasures from the past”

  1. How exciting! What treasures! Yes, you certainly could have shared your love for creativity with your mom! She would have thoroughly enjoyed it! Are you planning on making a quilt from one of her patterns? Sew fun!

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