Monday, April 4, 2011

The Quilt

I’m sure I’ve mentioned I was having something special made.  It turned out better than I could have imagined.  I knew this would be the case because God was ALL OVER IT!!!!  When I had the idea for the quilt, I asked God to send me the right person for the job.  After all, I didn’t want to hand over Peyton’s things to just anyone. 

The right person was Jenny.  She is a sweetheart and very talented and very tenacious and very dedicated and very…  You get the picture, she is special.  I knew she was the woman for the task at hand.  I had no doubts when I handed over Peyton’s clothes to her that they were in capable hands, anointed hands, divinely appointed hands.

She spent 18 months of her life putting this memory quilt together.  If you check out her blog, you will see she squeezes every moment out of every day.  She would tell me from time to time she was sorry it was taking so long.  I had no fear, no anxiety.  I had perfect peace that it would be finished when it was supposed to be finished.  So here it is. 

Sorry Facebook friends, this is a rerun for you, but I had to share on my blog too :)

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This is the completed quilt.  It is approximately 5 x 5.

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The center square is from a t-shirt of Tom’s dad’s.  He was notorious for keeping every fish he caught, no matter its size.:) Peyton wore it to sleep in after his PaPa went to Heaven. (15 yrs ago) 

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Some of Peyton’s favorite shirts.  I love the way she did the collars on each one.

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His jeans with boxers hidden underneath.  What a personal touch.

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The quilt backing was a sheet from his bedding.  She incorporated the Browning symbol on the front too.

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This piece may be the closest to my heart.  Peyton wore these Wranglers during the day of his accident to help a friend paint his house.  I believe those are Peyton’s fingerprints wiping paint onto his pants.  I remember telling him. “I can’t believe you wore those BRAND NEW Wranglers to paint in!”

You can imagine how special this quilt is to our family.  God is concerned with the details of our lives.  He wanted me to be blessed with this quilt. 

There are more stories of blessing connected to this divine gift.  I will share “the rest of the story” in another post.  I hope you have enjoyed looking at the pictures as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you.

Thanks for reading :)


Kay said...

In tears! It's just so beautiful and special. I love it. Looking forward to hearing more. : )

seeking him... said...

What an amazing quilt! I love how it was all put together! What are your plans for it now? Are you going to hang it up or keep it close to hold onto while watching TV or reading? It makes me just want to cuddle in a chair with it. :)

Kelley said...

What a gorgeous quilt! That is so special. Where are you going to put it? I love it and everything on it.

Dana said...

That is one of THE most awesome quilts I have every seen!! I am so happy for you, I love it and I know you do to!

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful way to keep those precious things with you...and so personalized! What do you plan to do with it - just curious? It is so special!

Beckypdj said...

I am going to cuddle with that quilt whenever I need to :) I have a quilt rack in the living room and it will hang there when I'm not using it ;)