Vintage 1950's cross stitched quilt.
Long long long story, so I'll save it and give you the shortened version. This quilt is older than me. It was worked on by at least four other women before it got to me when I was in 7th grade. I decided to finish it and I did in 1983--eight years later. It was a mammoth task.
Now, I am down sizing. trying to make sure all of my belongings are given away or sold or thrown away. My kids are tired of hearing me ask, "Do you want this?"
I hope one of my kids wants it. El Jay says he'll take it, but he wants to keep everything and if I die before he graduates from high school, I can't promise that whoever he goes to live with will keep things like this safe for him. I just have to keep fighting this illness. For El Jay.