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I think I've avoided "The Needle!"

Saturday, April 18, 2009
My knee seems to be getting better and I'm not walking quite like a 90 year old woman. So, I think this latest "speed bump" is about over. Oh, did I tell you about the special gift Rod bought me the other night?

Laugh if you like, but it certainly helped and he at least bought one in my favorite color! (No, not CHROME...BLUE!)

I did receive another gift this week. As much as I love the gift that Rod gave to me (because, how ofter does your husband buy you a WALKER!), the other gift is truly a very special and unique gift. When Rod and I visited his Aunt Emma in California, I was mesmerized by a frame that held some beautiful pieces of a quilt along with an old photo of an elderly woman. Emma explained that they were pieces of a quilt that had been hand-made by her Grandmother, which would have also been Rod's Dad's Grandmother and Rod's Great-Grandmother. The photo was a picture of "Grandma Walters" who had made the beautiful quilt.
So, this week, on the same day that I hurt my stupid knee, I received a wonderful, wonderful gift in the mail:


Isn't it absolutely beautiful?





I believe a very special cousin Lee and her husband Paul put the pieces together in the gorgeous frame and then mailed the finish piece to us. On the box was a tender note from Aunt Emma telling me that she thought I would enjoy my own "piece of family history."



I am so blessed to have been given the gift of such a loving family.

Thanks for reading.

Annette

6 comments to I think I've avoided "The Needle!":

paula54 said...

Glad to hear you're better. What a fabulous gift that is!

Donna said...

What a beautiful gift and certainly given to you at exactly the right time! I know you will cherish it.
I hope you're feeling better and taking it easy off that leg. Great time to catch up on reading for Book Club!
Take care!
Love, Donna

kathie said...

nice photo of me on easter :) - at least you caught me doing what i'm doing 99% of the time...eating
love, hugs
your ugly stepsister

Jen said...

Wow..what a lovely gift:)) No..not the walker even though it is BLUE...my fave color also.LOL.Hope it helps ya..
Have a great week..
Hugs:)
Jen

Wendy's Mom said...

Annette,
Wow that is an awesome gift. I have never seen anything like that and would have given anything to have had something like that from my Grandmother's sister. She made some beautiful quilts when she was a live. My baby quilt was actually made by her.

Oh so you are joining the Walker group with me. HUH!! Actually having the walker does help a lot I just hate having to use it. LOL!! I feel like I am 100 yrs old when I have to use it. LOL!!

I hope the knee gets better soon.

Love,
Sheila

Di said...

Annette,
The picture is such a treasured piece of the past. What a keepsake for you, and how thoughtful to have been giving that lovely gift at a time you needed a "little lift". We are surrounded by angels in our lives, aren't we?
hugs, di