During the coldest months of last winter a friend from one of my previous lifetimes heard about my situation here and sent me a fantastic, warm, welcome gift. Judy Van Hooser was so long ago I’d have thought she had forgotten I exist.
Beautiful work and it all appears to be hand-stitched.
Every year Judy makes one of these and gives it to a veteran somewhere.
Last year she contacted my ex-wife, Caroline, and said she’d like to give this one to me.
I was both dumbfounded and ecstatic. It’s almost too fine to use as a quilt. But these winter nights don’t leave a lot of room for the luxury of using a warm quilt for a showpiece. This one does what quilts and blankets were always supposed to do.
Thank you Judy. You’ve earned a place in my gratitude affirmations. And every time I use that quilt I remember.