craft, granny love, quilting, sewing

seven inch square

I cleaned out my closet today ~!
{and found the most wonderful of things…}

a bit of a sewing project i found in my grandmother’s wardrobe. so i spent the afternoon with her. i lined up the squares, and then asked what do i do?  Magically, her note appeares.

the seven inch square.

everything is cut out and ready. instructions provided, in that beautiful handwriting that i miss so. there was {lots} of sniffling and soggyness as i was sewing, and my thumb is all mangled reminding me that I do still want that leather thimble. Her presence felt so strongly sitting right there alongside. Perhaps sewing too.

It’s all here ~ cut and sewed perhaps while sitting in front of the heater in the store. Sitting in that chair with feet on worn hardwood floors, sewing in lap, looking out the door. A woman whom I dearly always adored and still do. A woman who pulls at my heart still in ways stronger than there are words.

I’m so glad I cleaned out the closet today.



10 thoughts on “seven inch square

  1. Oh my goodness. That is ……amazing! Its like origami meets patchwork. I had to spend time just looking at your photos to work out how it is done. Very effective. And 100 times more special for being set up by your Grandmother. Like a conversation from the past. Enjoy!


    Posted by Cheryl | March 27, 2012, 11:05 am
  2. Such a lovely idea, something to treasure forever.


    Posted by creative pixie | March 27, 2012, 8:06 pm
  3. How beautiful! That will certainly be a fullfilling project!!


    Posted by Shara | March 28, 2012, 8:21 am
  4. Really lovely. I admire your patience…. and oh the love and connection….. What a beautiful find!


    Posted by bloomingpoppies | March 28, 2012, 1:43 pm
  5. What a beautiful quilt and such a treasured find!


    Posted by The Modern Home Economist | March 29, 2012, 5:10 am
  6. What a blessing! Followed you here from FrontierDreams. My craftiness led to a mama-made dress for BabySister due in early July.


    Posted by Hannah | March 29, 2012, 2:48 pm
  7. What a beautiful tribute. And such gorgeous hand sewing. Wonderful!


    Posted by Erin | April 5, 2012, 12:54 am


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