Only one stop for the Quilt this December
I had such plans for the Quilt this season. I was eager to drag out all the glittery junk from the closets and throw out some quirky holiday themes about bells or snow or whatever. The last 2 years we've had fun remembering childhood Christmases...
Not This Year
My quilt groups are taking a break this holiday. Mom passed away on the second day of December.
But today, something reminded me about the about the kids at Women's Shelter.
I remembered how my mom used to go with me to help entertain the children. Then, I rememberd the jingle bracelets the Mamie George Seniors made for the kids last month. So I tossed the quilt and bells in the car and made a short visit. We sat on the quilt and I told a story... that ended with bells. The kids ended up singing and jingling and I left happy.
What I learned: Can't do it all this holiday. Have to pick and choose... what's important. My house is a mess and no wrapping started, but it felt good to laugh and sing with those kids. And I know Mom was smiling down, enjoying the show!
For 20+ years children have called it the Magic Quilt. They've danced and pretended all over these colorful squares. I've dragged it to schools, shelters and studios where children have climbed on top to hear Magic Quilt Stories and to act them out.