Saturday, October 13, 2012

What snake quilt?

On occaision, when we are chatting about quilts, Mom will ask me if I know what happened to Adam's Snake Quilt. She will remind me it is one of the favorite quilts she ever made, and it is on the back of her book Miss Jump's Favorites (click the link and you can see more projects from the book on the Homespun Peddler's website).
 It is an amazing quilt. 
I have always been reluctant to ask Adam what became of the quilt, so I would remind Mom that Adam has moved numerous times in Atlanta and in Nashville, and that he even left my Stearns & Foster mattress at one of the addresses. I really had no idea what became of her quilt. 
Adam and Mary Elizabeth are in the process of moving back into Atlanta, so after they left with a load of household goods yesterday I started cleaning up.
I was getting some fresh linens out of the hall closet when I spied some crazy fabric up on the top shelf.
Well I'll be darned!

 Adam has kept the quilt quite safe all these years. It is wonderful to know he loves it and it is safe.  
I can hardly wait for Mom to read my blog today. I will call her when I get off work to be sure she read all the way to the end and didn't stop at the picture of Arlo (Hank Carl).

11 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I am glad that you found the quilt, that is hard when we give our kid's things. My daughter is like that, I have no idea if she has the things I made her.

Debbie

Libby said...

This just makes my heart smile!

Muddling Through said...

That is wonderful. What was not really lost is found!

Nancy in MT said...

I love your quilt and have always loved that pattern, a huge sigh that the mattress was left behind instead of the quilt.

oldgreymare said...

One of my favorite books<3 My heart went pitter pat when I saw the thumbnail pic....
xx
z

Kathie said...

oh thats one of my favorite books, I have to go get it out again
not fond of snakes so even the snake quilt makes me cringe but I am thrilled he still has it and it was well taken care of! perfect quilt for boys!
Kathie

carol said...

Love the snake quilt and happy for your family this cherished, treasured quilt is safe and home.

merumo said...

Looks like a good book! The snake quilt looks very interesting, too.

Karmen Sunshine said...

You want to let go of things you give to a child, but sometimes the ties are pretty strong. Karmen

Karmen Sunshine said...

Me too!

Teaquilts said...

Beautiful quilt; wonderful story with happy ending!