A place to share with others - my love of needlework and Crazy Quilting which my daughter introduced me into some time ago.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Welcome to Maureen's Blog

A Crazy Quilt by Douglas Malloch
They do not make them anymore,
For quilts are cheaper at the store
Than woman's labor, though a wife
Men think the cheapest thing in life.
But now and then a quilt is spread
Upon a quaint old walnut bed,
A crazy quilt of those days
That I am old enough to praise.
Some woman-sewed these points and squares
Into a pattern like life's cares.
Here is a velvet that was strong,
The poplin that she wore so long,
A fragment from her daughter's dress,
Like her, a vanished loveliness;
Old patches of such things as these,
Old garments and old memories.
And what is life?
A crazy quilt;
Sorrow and joy, grace and guilt,
With here and there a square of blueFor some old happiness we knew;
And so the hand of time will take
The fragments of our lives and make,
Out of life's remnants,
as they fall,
A thing of beauty, afterall.


Blogger abeautifulcraft said...

Welcome to BLOGLAND Maureen!!!!! Biggest of huggles!

8:16 pm  
Blogger Calidore said...

Welcome Maureen to blogging. Prepare to be

Big Hugs from me too


8:26 pm  
Blogger Vivienne said...

Yay!! Welcome Maureen, I shall be checking on you every day! Lots of love and big hugs from Viv.

8:31 pm  
Blogger Ribbonwiz said...

Welcome Maureen, so glad you made it to blogland...I shall be checking on you every day, and look forward to seeing your lovely embroideries!
Big Hugs Julia

9:29 am  
Blogger Chloe said...

Hello. :)

Catch up soon :)

Welcome to Blogland

6:25 pm  
Blogger Linda_S. said...

What a lovely poem. Welcome to blogging and thank you for your kind words about my blog. I look forward to seeing all the lovely things you do.
Linda S.

9:54 pm  

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