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Thread: Quilter's Poem

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    Super Member Toto's Mom's Avatar
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    Got this from one of them in my Project Linus group, and thought others might enjoy it. She said it was read at the conclusion of her aunt's funeral, and her aunt had been a long time quilter and quilt teacher. Hope others enjoy it.
    Nancy


    My neighbor is washing her windows,
    And scrubbing and mopping her floors,
    But my house is all topsy and turvy,
    And dust is behind all the doors.

    My neighbor, she keeps her house spotless,
    And goes all day at a trot,
    But no-one will know in a fortnight
    If she swept today or not.

    The task I am at is enticing,
    My neighbor is worn to a rag,
    I'm making a quilt out of pieces,
    I saved in a pretty chintz bag.

    And the quilt, I know my descendants
    Will exhibit with credit to me -
    " So lovely- my grandmother made it
    Long ago, in 1933."

    But will her grandchildren remember
    Her struggles with dirt and decay?
    They will not - they will wish she had made them
    The quilt I am making today.

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    Thanks you very much!! How true those words are!

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    Love it. :thumbup: Thank you for sharing.

    It reminds me of a needlework pic my late mother-in-law made when my kids were babies.

    Quiet down cobwebs
    Dust go to sleep,
    I'm rocking my baby
    and babies don't keep.

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    Oh my gosh! I LOVE that! I think I'll have to put that in my quilting room.....if I ever get a quilting room finished! LOL :D

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    Great poem. I am printing to share with my quilting friends tomorrow night!

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    reminds me of a poem i did in counted xst for my son's 1 st bday.

    I HOPE MY SON WILL LOOK BACK UPON TODAY,
    AND REMEMBER A MOM WHO HAD TIME TO PLAY.
    FOR IF THINGS WERE DONE, OR THEY WERE NOT,
    WHO REMEMBERS THE TIME WHEN THEY FORGOT
    THERE'LL TIME FOR CLEANING HOUSE AND COOKING,
    FOR LITTLE BOYS GROW UP,WHEN WE'RE NOT LOOKING.

    author, unknown

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    Lovely poems

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    Wonderful Poems & So Very True!

    Thanks for sharing.

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    PERFECT!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I LOVE this! thanks for sharing

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    Thank you. It's just the way I feel too.

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    I have heard all of these poems, thank you so much for reminding me of them. I am going to copy and save them this time.

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    I love all the poems--but the last one has tears in my eyes as my 2 youngest gsons just started school this year. It was so appropriate for how we both feel with them being gone all day.
    going to print them all off.
    Thank you all.

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    thanks--it reminds me of my grandmother. The only thing I regret is that my grandfather sold all of her quilts the week after she died and none of the family got any. Make sure your family knows it's from you!

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