Saturday, January 31, 2009

Three Little Kittens

David's Uncle Charles passed along an amazing gift to Madeline. I was a little pokey in the thanks department but now that Madeline & I sent along a special "Madeline Original" to show our true appreciation, I wanted to share with all of you the wonderful treasure that was received.

Della (last name withheld for privacy purposes here) (1870-1956) (see picture) was the grandmother to David's dad & then too, Uncle Charles. For each of her grandchildren she hand made a quilt. Uncle Charles' quilt was the only one to survive childhood and beyond. Uncle Charles so graciously decided to pass on his quilt to Madeline. The quilt is a depiction of the Three Little Kittens nursery rhyme and is in absolute pristine condition. Uncle Charles also included the photo of his grandmother, the maker of the quilt, and a brief handwritten history of its origin.

What an absolutely priceless heirloom to acquire. This quilt has been handmade by Madeline's great-great grandmother and will be treasured by this new generation and more to come. Thanks again Uncle Charles!


Anonymous said...

What can I say? Grandmother would be both amazed and delighted to know that she has made the Internet at the age of 139. She would also be very pleased to know that her baby quilt, which was made in 1940, has a new home with the current generation of her family where it will be appreciated and passed on to the next generation. Grandmother thanks you!

Uncle Charles

Amy said...

We promise to give it a good home and proper care. Thanks Grandmother & thanks Uncle Charles!