Ever since I was a little girl I loved to tinker with things, do little crafts, draw etc. As I got older I always seemed to have some sort of project on the go, always had to be doing something with my hands.
When Jaclyn was 2 years old I started to work on a quilt for her. I did an embroidered stitch my mom taught me called the chain stitch around the Precious Moments kidlings and picked out this pretty periwinkle cloth for the background. A lady I worked with told her mom about what I was doing and she offered to help me put it together....I think she was just impressed that a 20 year old put that much effort into making something! LOL
I tucked it away safe and sound until Jac got her big girl bed and then I proudly displayed it. Each night Jac and I would gently fold it to the bottom of her bed so it would always stay nice and tidy. My poor girl was a bed wetter so finally in fear that it would be soiled one day, I decided to take it off and put it away again. When she finally did stopped wetting I put it back on once again. When she became a teenager I knew it wouldn't be safe so I packed it away yet one more time.
You know I took such good care of that quilt in folding it down every night that I never once washed it!!! I was actually scared to death that since "I" made it, it might fall to pieces!
We moved a few times after that and you know how things get carted from here to there when you have things packed away. Well....this winter Shane and I did a major cleaning out of the basement. I went threw totes purging left and right. Things I hadn't used in forever finally got sorted through. I gave away alot of stuff, all the time having this quilt in the back of my mind. I couldn't find it anywhere. There I was in front of the very last tote. My heart jumped when I thought I must have lost it forever. I said a prayer and walked over to the tote and took off the cover.....I didn't see it.....I moved a couple of things and lifted a couple more things and my heart sunk.....I put the tote cover back on but then thought just a sec what was that fabric at the bottom.....YESSSSS IT WAS IT!!!!!! I jumped up and down with excitement and ran up stairs to spread it out on the floor to have a look...there was all but one tiny little soiled spot on it. I flipped it to the other side and looked at the stitching and I thought I can't believe I was afraid to wash this thing it was sewn together tight as anything, I didn't hesitate a second from popping it into the wash on a gentle cycle. It came out bright and vibrant! I'm so pleased!
Jac doesn't know I have it so I've once again tucked it away so I can give it to her for Miss K when she gets her very own big girl bed, but not before taking some pics to show all of you. Here it is, isn't it darling!