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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Sewing (02/22/07)

TITLE: Sewing and Stories
By Julie Ruspoli


While her Granddaughter sleeps, Grandma decides to make a quilt with material scraps she has been saving for many years. After awhile, the granddaughter wakes and wanders into Grandma’s sewing room.

“Yes, Sweetheart?”

“What are you doing?”

“Cutting this material into squares so I can make a quilt for my bed.”

“Why are you using that old material?”

“Because this material tells a story.”

“Grandma, you’re silly, material can’t tell a story.”

“Oh, but you are wrong my darling, material can tell the best stories?”

“But it can’t talk.”

“It doesn’t have to.”

“Then how can it tell a story?”

“Well, I’ll show you. Hand me that yellow material over there.”

“Oh, that looks like my Easter dress I wore in my baby picture.”

“Yes, I made that dress for you, and this is a leftover piece of material.”

“And look Grandma, that piece looks like the pink dress I wore last Easter.”

“Your Mommy made that pink dress for you.”

“Mommy stayed up all night sewing it for me cause the store ran out of pink ones.”

“Hand me that red and white stripped material please.”

“Okay grandma, but it won’t match.”

“Well, in a quilt it doesn’t have to match, it just needs to tell part of the story.”

“But Grandma, I don’t have anything made out of it.”

“No, but your mommy did when she was your age.”

“That’s funny material for a dress.”

“It was actually for a pair of pajama’s I made for your mommy to wear to bed on Christmas Eve.”

“You keep material for a long time Grandma.”

“Well, you never know when you might need it someday.”

“Grandma, are we going to hear the story yet?”

“You already began hearing and seeing the story.”

“I have?”

“Yes, you have been remembering the story in your head. Memories are stories that already happened.” “When you looked at the pink material, you remembered last Easter and Mommy staying up all night sewing the pink dress for you to wear to Church and then to my house for Easter dinner.” “When you looked at the yellow material, you remembered looking at your baby pictures.” “ But when I looked at the yellow material I remembered how beautiful my first granddaughter looked on her first Easter in the yellow dress I made for her.”

“But Grandma, I don’t have a story in my head for the red and white material.”

“Your mommy and I do. She remembers me making the pajama’s for her and how soft they were when she wore them.” “I remember seeing how happy she was to have them and then watching her open her Christmas presents while wearing those pajamas.”

“I hear Mommy, Grandma!” “I have to go tell her about the stories!”
The granddaughter runs and hugs her mother. “Mommy your home!”

“Hey Baby Doll, are you and Grandma having fun!”

“Mommy, can we go look at old pictures of you on Christmas? I have a story missing from my head.”

“Okay sweety.” “Has Grandma been sewing again?”

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Melanie Carter Winkler03/01/07
I love that article, I always dream of being able to quilt and sew, but I have to learn from other peoples stories.
To keep memories alive and pass it on to our children.
Joanne Sher 07/06/07
So sweet. A great first entry. Enjoyed this very much, Julie!
Jacquelyn Horne07/06/07
Wonderful family memories between granddaughter and grandmother.
Catrina Bradley 07/06/07
Great entry, Julie! I love the line "I have a story missing from my head." :)
Rita Garcia07/07/07
You brought back precious memories of my mom! Beautiful first entry, thanks for sharing it again!