Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Hard Decision Is Made

Here are the two quilts I've been trying to decide between; the one on the left is one made by my mama.  It's made entirely by hand and out of old feedsacks from the 1030's and 40's.  

The one on the right was made by my Grandma Stiles.  It was passed around through my aunts and ended up back with mama.  Why I don't know, but she gave it to Laurel instead of me!  Fortunately, she placed it in my hands to give to Laurel when I was up there on a visit.  Isn't possession 9/10th of the law?  So I've heard. 

I tried bargaining with Laurel, and to her credit, she agreed to swap one of mama's quilts for grandma's.  I have several of mama's quilts, so I gave Laurel her pick.  Unfortunately, she picked my favorite made from feedsacks.  Of course she would!  

So, that's been my quandary up until now.  This morning I've made a decision.  I'm not happy about it, but I realize I'm being greedy and selfish.  I've decided to keep grandma's and let Laurel have the feedsack quilt.  It's prettier then the one I'm keeping, but I'm sentimental beyond all reason.  My grandma is the first person I'm going to look for in heaven; I love her that much.  In another blog for another day, I'll tell you why I love her so much.  

But for now, Laurel, I'll give you THE QUILT this afternoon when you bring the little darlings over for me to keep while you go back home and decide where to put it.  Just do one thing...PLEASE!!!  Put it out of reach of little grubby hands, dog claws, and hamster teeth. 

6 comments:

laurel said...

I am flabbergasted! And very proud of you! :)

Katy said...

He who is generous will be blessed!

Valerie said...

What beautiful quilts! I do believe, however, that possesion is 9/10 of the law and really, how important is it that Laurel ever talk to you again? (Since you don't know me you wouldn't know that I am really just kidding!) Good choice!
Valerie

debbie bailey said...

Valerie,

That's hilarious! I don't think Laurel would see it that way. She did offer to let me keep them both, but I decided that I needed to give it to her in my quest to be less selfish.

laurel said...

Yes, Valerie definitely doesn't know me, or she would know that we must talk at least 15 times a day and that if you haven't heard from me by about 10 am, then you start to wonder what has happened to me! :)

Valerie said...

Well that is very sweet of Laurel. I'd say you are both very nice people who are very good at being unselfish!
Valerie