Since my mom retired several years ago she has taken up quilting. I have many amazing quilts that she has made me, but one of my favorites is the huge Christams quilt.
It's extra special because my mom, some of my aunts, some cousins & my grandmother all hand tied this quilt in my mom's living room on a quilting rack that belonged to my mom's ancestors. Everyone who helped tie my quilt signed it.
Oskar loves the quilt too.
To go along with that she made me a matching tree skirt. There is one special square in the skirt for each of us, myself, my husband & John & Jack.
Decorating the tree is a garland made of cloth circles called yo-yos. My mom cut out & hand sewed each of the yo-yos and my other grandmother, who has since passed away, sewed them all together into garlands.
The holidays can be a trying time for me, but being surrounded by my mom's love makes me so happy to have these things in my house every day of the holiday season!