Christmas is approaching, of course, and I am reminded of the present my daughter, Amy, gave me last year. It was originally intended as a birthday present, but August came and went, and the present still lay unfinished on her work table. She did complete it by December, though.
Amy came upstairs the other day (to give me advice on my leaking toilet -- "I've fixed lots of toilets," she informed me....but this one has proven to be a challenge for us both!). We both stopped to look at the cracker quilt on my bed.
" I love the quilt," I told Amy. "Thank you so much for taking the time to make it for me."
In case you haven't read our journal entry about island quilts, this design is Ocracoke's most popular quilt, and to my knowledge is virtually unheard of anywhere else after the colonial era.
Here is a photo of us at Christmas last year. (I guess she still had a few stitches to complete). Thanks again, Amy!
Our latest Newsletter is about the old Howard cemetery on British Cemetery Road. You can read the stories here.