I spent the day yesterday sharing time with my daughter and granddaughters. It was a "Grandma Day" as the girls call it. I sure love making memories with these girls.
We ventured out to Mission Mill Museum to see the Quilts currently on exhibit. What an amazing site it is to view the history shared through the quilts made by courageous women who crossed the Oregon Trail. Little did they know their creations would survive to tell us a more clear story of what they experienced. Much thanks to Mary Bywater Cross for all of her valuable research and work in assembling this show. For anyone interested in learning more, her book Treasures in the Trunk has More history to discover.
We loved seeing the colorful fabrics in the quilts, some of which were hand dyed homespun fabrics. We admired the tiny, even handquilting stitiches on some of the quilts. It was so special to see pictures of the makers and their families, and read about their experiences.
So as we share time with our friends and family this holiday season, I am reminded of how precious the memories are that we are making in this day and age.