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Friday, March 19, 2010

Gramma's Comforter

Comforters are soft, warm and comforting. That's why they are called "Comforters".
We loved Gramma's comforter, it had pieces of cloth of every color sewn on here and there covering worn spots, all sewn with tiny little stitches done by hand. Many of the pieces were washed out flour sacks, hunks of old blankets, or a piece of a sleeve from someones shirt. Our Gramma Elizabeth, travelled from England to Halifax by ship and overland from Halifax in a covered wagon to get to Saskatchewan and set up house in that wilderness. It spoke volumes about her survival skills and just how hard life was raising 4 kids in a little wood and mud house with a dirt floor.
The comforter was made with much love to keep her children warm and cosy on those long 40 below nights on the prairie.
That little coverlette is about 105 years old now and it is the absolute epitemy of the word "Comforter".

Karen,Owner,professional sewer,webmaster

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