Monday, November 26, 2012

Quilters' Angel....

I don't wear it every week, but most weeks you'll find it pinned on the left side of my sweater or jacket, close to my heart.... It's a pin, a Quilters' Angel pewter pin.  A 90-year old friend admired the pin and wanted to know about it.  It lead to a dear friendship.  Marion was a wood carver--- making pieces out of scraps of wood, just like I used scraps of fabric.
 She asked to borrow the pin as an example to carve for me.  Weeks went by.  I wasn't worried. I knew she was in good hands.  Marion told me a few weeks ago--she had failed, she didn't like how it turned out.  I told her I didn't care, I'd love to see it. So she gave her to me  last week.  So the piece will hang from my Christmas tree, complete with her thimble in her hand.   

My Quilters' Angel....



6 comments:

Kindred Quilts said...

Goodness, I think Marion's carving is beautiful!

Bonnie K said...

Wow. If that is one that didn't turn out I love to see one that did! Pretty amazing for 90.

Carol said...

What an amazing lady! It's wonderful...what a treasure you have.

Karen said...

A sweet story, a treasure for your tree, and memories forever.

Sue said...

What a sweet lady to do such a thoughtful thing for you. Her carving is very lovely. I know you will treasure this always.

Darlene said...

Oh, Melanie, she's delightful. I know you will cherish her for many years. Memories of a new friendship.