Each week, Gussy Sews hosts the Inspiration Workshop. Maggie provides us with a prompt and ask us to share what it means to us.
This week: handmade
Many of you know how much I love the Christian fiction author Francine Rivers. It started with Redeeming Love, and now I'm on a mission to read them all.
Last night I finished reading The Scarlet Thread. It is the story of two women. Sierra is a modern woman trying to cope with her family's move and struggling marraige. Mary Catherine is a woman whose husband sets out on the Oregan Trail bringing his family along.
Like all of Francine's book, it was wonderful.
A large part of the book is the connection between these two women that is formed when Sierra's mother gives her Mary Catherine's diary. Along with the diary was a handmade quilt.
The quilt told the story of Mary Catherine's life. The ups and downs all captured in beatiful blocks of colors and patterns.
Kyle and I were given a beautiful quilt for our wedding made from family napkins and textiles. It has become a tradition.
I love to craft and find a lot of joy in creating. But nothing is more special that creating something meaningful, something to pass on to your children, something to showcase your past and present.
What a great quilting tutorial series from Diary of a Quilter.