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

TITLE: Crazy Quilt Legacy
By ramusser Musser


My grandmotherís legacy to me was a crazy quilt, each piece sewn carefully in place by hand.
With just a quick glance you might mistakenly think that complete chaos was her theme of choice.
Looking deeper than your eyes normally see, your heart gradually will begin to understand.
Various colors, textures and shapes of fabric give the quilt a unique one of a kind voice.

Bright yellow glowing like the radiance of the sun, soft green whispers of cool grass on a hot summer day.
Shades of blue evoke varied memories, the blue of the dragonfly, the sky or the color of the sea.
Memories keep pouring forth some are good while others are not, yet both still need to have their say.
Each piece of fabric is different but contains a story of itís own, combined they create a lasting legacy.

Wrapping the quilt tightly around me I embrace itís warmth, knowing in my soul itís meaning goes deeper still.
I picture the bent and crooked hands, that devotedly sewed each stitch with painstaking skill and care.
Grandmotherís mind was set on living life the way God intended, sharing his word and following his will.
She wisely used the gifts and talents God had blessed her with, which were the ability to love, give and to share.

Many times I heard her say no detail was to small to consider, it matters to God so hold that closely in your heart.
Now that sentiment echoís soundly in the gift I clutch in my hand, I see the attention given to each detail.
Even the thread has an important role in holding it all together, without this aspect everything would fall apart.
Likewise in my life God is the thread that holds it all in place, I know that with him by side I will never fail.

I thank the Lord for the blessings he gives, one of them being a grandmother who taught me what she knew.
His word teaches us all we need to know and more, and sharing it with others is a gift we must use.
Joyfully I praise God who planted a seed within my heart, which he tends faithfully as it continues to grow.
While I live each day of my life, I will do my best to continue the legacy of spreading the good news.

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Jacquelyn Horne03/02/07
Everybody's grandmother seems to have been a quilter. But, each article is unique in itself. This is a good thought. Watch the it's (it is) and its (possessive).
Jan Ackerson 03/07/07
I particularly liked your 2nd paragraph, with the different colors evoking different memories and images.
Verna Cole Mitchell 03/07/07
This is a good tribute to a grandmother. Your imagery is very good. One little thing to remember: "It's" always means "it is." Possessive "its" does not have an apostrophe.
Joanne Sher 03/07/07
Love the first two paragraphs especially. Great description.
Julie Arduini03/07/07
Great wisdom expressed here and strong writing as well. I enjoyed this!
Donna Powers 03/07/07
Very nice word picture, and nicely written. Thanks for sharing it
Catrina Bradley 03/07/07
I'm so glad you hinted! This is a lovely story. I liked your descriptions of the colors, and this is a wonderful line: "Even the thread has an important role in holding it all together, without this aspect everything would fall apart.
Likewise in my life God is the thread that holds it all in place". You could work on your punctuation some, but other than that, this is very good!
Janice Fitzpatrick03/12/07
Very well done. I love your descriptive words and how you compare the qiult and its important parts to identify how the Lord works in our life and holds us together. Thank you for writing such a beautiful piece. Thank you also for your fdbk on my song,"If It Wasn't For You". Please check out my piece for the crafts entry challenge as I wrote a quilt story too entitled "A Quilt of Praises", in the beginner section of course as I just joined FW in January 2007.God bless and keep up the writing. :0)