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Monday, October 6, 2014

Reach for the Stars



My grandniece,


Anora,
just turned two.
Now, she needs a big girl quilt!


Alphabet is compliments from Victoriana Quilt Designs.

My mother passed away in 1982
at the young age of 51.
My daughter was the only grandchild 
she ever had the pleasure to meet.
Like all grandmothers, 
she delighted in having a little one underfoot.

When my sweet girl was about the same age as Anora, 
Mom used to play
"Reach for the Stars" with her.
They'd raise their arms up as high as they would go,
then laugh and laugh and laugh.


This one's for you, Mom.  


40 comments:

Linda said...

It's Fabulous,Karen! I love it.

Terry said...

Awe...how sweet! And what a great quilt too! :0)

TexWisGirl said...

oh, what a precious memory and legacy.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

how sweet - your mom did indeed die young - that is such a nice quilt and a nice memory

Lynn said...

What a beautiful quilt! And such meaning in it, connecting generations of loved ones. You niece is adorable.

hetty said...

Such a cute niece! A beautiful quilt! And a wonderful story to connect the generations!

Carol said...

That's just the sweetest quilt and memory of your mom...love it!

Sheila said...

Wow , I love it and such a touching story , your niece is sure adorable , just look at those curls !

Just Ramblin' said...

I love the story behind your fabulous quilt. Such a fun memory! Anora is going to love this quilt. What a wonderful treasure for her to have. I hope you included the story with the quilt. Nola

Stephanie said...

What a lovely quilt and a special connection between mom/daughter/grand niece/aunt.

LynCC said...

Such a sweet story about Reach for the Stars - and it's a very nice quilt! Looks super cuddly, too.

Keith n Dee Gordon said...

What a beautiful memory, quilt and child..thank you for sharing!

Gaye said...

How wonderful and what a great legacy. Beautiful.

Fiona said...

Oh it's just amazing and what a special story to go with it...
Hugz

Sondra said...

...so very touching and what a gorgeous quilt!

DeniseinVA said...

Sweet memories and such a gorgeous quilt Karen. Your little grandniece is adorable!

Linda Reeder said...

Sweet story, beautiful quilt, lovely memories.

Maria said...

Lovely little quilt and a story.

eileeninmd said...

A beautiful quilt for an adorable little girl. She is a sweetie.. Have a happy day!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous and so special

Vickie said...

I love this Karen, what a sweet memory you've captured in this work of art.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful quilt and memories and such a lovely post....little Anora is just adorable with her fairy wings xxx

Carrie P. said...

A sweet memory that you can pass on to Anora, who is adorable. Love the quilt!

Avery and Piper said...

The quilt is amazing! I LOVE it!!

Karen Ackva said...

What a touching story! The memories are priceless and your quilt is goreous!

A Nudge said...

What a sweetie! You are blessed to have her and having had a lovely mom as well.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

She's a cutie for sure and I love the quilt. You have some sweet memories.

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

Your niece is so adorable - I love her curls!!!!
The quilt is beautiful!
Hugs
Deborah

Debbie said...

Oh my, such a beautiful child, and the memories are wonderful. I do think your quilt is delightful. Yu did such a good job of your planning and it suits her perfectly!

Barb said...

That makes me want to cry...such a sweet story...now where are the tissues??

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh, that Anora is a doll, and I love her name! But the quilt... gosh, Karen, you've outdone yourself. It's gorgeous! The words, in that font, make it really special. I have no doubt she will love the quilt. So very well done!

Lois Evensen said...

What a little sweetheart!

Karen said...

What a awesome story. I am glad you are passing the memory on, this quilt is awesome.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What a terrific quilt, what a heart-warming story, what a loving tribute!

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh Karen - your quilt and sweet story brought tears to my eyes! I'm sorry you lost your mom so young. Anora is a little angel!!!! Love that mischievous twinkle in her eye and that hair - oh my gosh, she is going to be a heartbreaker!

Julie G. said...

Such a touching story! The colorful quilt is fabulous. I can tell a lot of love went into creating that fantastic piece of art work. Your grandniece is precious!

Melissa said...

So beautiful! I am sure your mom would have loved it!

Raewyn said...

What a gorgeous quilt and a very moving story behind it. Anora looks like a real sweetie; I'm sure her quilt will be well treasured - even more so when she undestands the story behind it.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Precious - love this Karen. Congrats on a beautiful finish -- as I scroll through your blog you have sooo many!! You go girl - they are all lovely. Karen

Simone de Klerk said...

What a very touching story!