My sister has recently spent a fun-filled week here at Sunnyside. We had so much fun catching up on each others lives. We had our traditional girls shopping trip (that inevitably ended up at the chocolate & licorice factory nearby) &we found the most amazing rocking chair that absolutely, completely belongs to me - even though she will tell you otherwise!!!! We enjoyed talking until we were too tired to put a sentence together properly - not to mention perusing her copy of "Romantic Prairie Style" multiple times (if you get the chance to have a look - do!).
When she arrived we were surprised at the enormous amount of luggage she had bought with her - now had it been any of the other 3 sisters this indulgence of baggage wouldn't have raised a question, but this sister tends to pack lightly. That evening she beckoned me into our guest room to show me why. Laying there on the bed was the most amazing site - 4 homemade quilts - one each for the children's beds.
All carefully made by my Granny - as a surprise for them & myself. I was so overwhelmed with emotion as I studied each square - especially chosen & put together with love by a woman who we all love so much.
What a beautiful blessing these are to our family - I see love in each stitch, read love in each square & even though she says it helps to stay busy so she's not bored, I know that it's her way of telling us how much she cares for each of us!
Don't you love Bessy in this picture - she is giving the death stare to the lambs who were having a lot of fun running around with us - I think she still has issues about being locked up in that paddock!!
She asked for a photo of them on the clothesline - we thought we'd go a step further & do a photo shoot (very amateurish, but fun) - starring her quilts with their very excited recipients.
What wonderful gifts - we will cherish them always just as we cherish their maker!
I hope to be back a little sooner than last time....
Have a wonderful week