Saturday, January 21, 2012


The other night I took some pictures of Mac playing with one of his FAVORTE Christmas toys...look how hard he's concentrating!  It's a great little toy zoo that sings about penguins and giraffees, etc.

Taking pictures of that got me to thinking that I never shared one of my favorite Christmas gifts, which, incidentally, is from the same person who gave Mac his toy zoo, my grandma Stainbrook.

Grandma has always been a prolific quilter and was awesome enough to make Mac his baby quilt.  (Click this to see it)

This year, she decided to give away quilts she made over the years to her grandkids.  Luckily, I was at her house when she sorted them out and managed to snag the best one.  Best, of course, in my opinion...but it's pretty flippin' awesome.

I put it on our guest bed for the full effect....but ignore that the wall color clashes and the shams look weird.

Can you see it?  It's a church window pattern...made mostly from scraps.

Every bit of it is hand sewn.  It took FOREVER!

Ok, not literally forever, but from October of 1977 to April of 1980.

How lucky am I?

In fairness, I also received some other AWESOME holiday gifts... a kindle fire, a quarter of a cow, sparkly toms, jewelry, cash...but this one was the most meaningful to me.


  1. Wow! That is really awesome and really special.

  2. I just read this post and loved it. The really awesome thing about this is that my grandma and grandpa are quilters as well and have done the same thing as yours and have given the quilts they have made over the years to the grandkids. AND even grandma has the same first name as your grandma.....Wilma! And that's not a common name either.