A Quilt Sewn Just for You

Posted: December 28, 2019 in What Pegman Saw
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Today Pegman took us to Aosta Valley, Italy. What a beautiful place!

Isabelle, something’s wrong with your Grandmother.
Why not call her Mother? What?
Look at her quilt. No pattern. The threads are all off-kilter.
For God’s sake, she’s already done Log Cabin, Flying Geese, Bear Paw. Leave her alone! Let her color outside the lines. Let her be.
It’s not like her. Do you think she has Alzheimer’s?
No more than you or I. Why don’t you ask her what she’s up to? Such beauty in the colors. The velvet textures. The silver thread. Look closely, Mother, look.

Come here, daughter.
I knew Grandma was listening.
See this zig-zag line?
Of course.
The road your father and I traveled to escape Aosta Valley during the war.
The unusual colors?
The colors of the mountains that sheltered our home.
This is . . . beautiful. But you’re scaring me.
Why? There’s a sweet memory in each stitch and every one leads to you.

  1. If not for that treacherous journey, the woman, and her daughter, would not have existed. It sounds completely logical! Well-crafted little story.

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  2. Excellent quilt you’ve sewn here, Lish. The strikethrough is powerful. Well done.

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  3. James McEwan says:

    I enjoyed reading this story full of history and family bonds and love.

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  4. pennygadd51 says:

    This is a lovely story, Lish. Really nicely constructed. I like the way you’ve used strikethrough again. It’s very effective in your hands. The description of the quilt is beautiful, and the emotional interplay between the characters is delicate and subtle.

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  5. Beautifully darned, this one. The story of the words that can be stitched into the tapestry and those that ought to be kept to the back, in the tangle of threads and knots … Nice! And, yes to the history that embroiders us all together.

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  6. bearmkwa says:

    Now that, that would be an awesome idea for quilt.. a hidden map of our lives. Good one, Alicia.

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  7. That is beautiful in the way you’ve told it. Fetches a tear. 🙂


  8. Bridget says:

    Lovely- being a quilter, I can so relate; it’s also a journey of a lifetime, expressed in a quilt- I love the idea…


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