My Grandmother’s Quilt and About to Jump in Monday


A verb.  

A noun.

Hopefully not my nerves or the rope

I hang onto with my best grip.

I sleep with the comfort of the worn red calico and

yellowed muslin quilt my grandmother stitched decades ago.  

Mary Alta Kerr Hendricks born Feb 7, 1892 Farmersville, Illinois
Mary Alta Kerr Hendricks born Feb 7, 1892
Farmersville, Illinois   She’s the one who taught me to knit when I was four.


. I told my friend V what the photo challenge word of the week was and she said,

“Fray? That’s an easy one.  You start school Monday.”

The classroom is ready
The classroom is ready.  I’m jumping in. 

29 thoughts on “My Grandmother’s Quilt and About to Jump in Monday

  1. Your grandmother and I share the same birthday. Have a great year. Try to stay above the fray!

  2. How wonderful to have your grandmother’s quilt and all of the warm memories attached to it! A new group of lucky students who will grow in the warmth of your classroom – wishing you a great year, Ruth!

  3. Another opportunity to touch young minds and give them a class / outlet for creativity. Have a good school year.

  4. I have a quilt my great aunt made and it is starting to tatter and fray also. Finding it hard to part with it. Your classroom is nicely polished and ready to greet the troops on Monday. Have a wonderful year!

  5. Your classroom looks great, but I’d like to see a follow-up photo of it full of students and you in the fray.

  6. I love these old quilts too, such bold colours, nothing wasted. Your classroom chairs and tables look great. All ready to go. I used to so enjoy the beginning of the year when i was teaching. All that potential and all those plans. Have fun.. c

    • Thanks for your encouraging words as I begin again. I especially like your sentence All that potential and all those plans.Will remember to have fun, too.

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    • thanks for asking. I went home and fell asleep by 7:30 Up at midnight for awhile and then up for the day at 5AM
      Busy but good. Takes time to get acclimated.
      Thanks RoSy

  8. 2 great responses to the challenge, Ruth. Hope your first week of school is going well and the school year passes by at twice Summer’s rate.

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