Lunch Date.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting with my aunt for the afternoon. (She’s a regular reader of the Scrawl: *waving hi!!*) Though she only lives about thirty minutes north of my house, we don’t see each other very often due to my busy family life. Boo.

It’s always nice to see her when we do get together, though. I arrived at her house wearing my favorite jacket, one that she made for me more than twenty years ago. An expert quilter, she took scraps of fabric, sewed them into log cabin blocks, pieced them together, and produced this spectacular “coat of many colors”. I adore it, and always get compliments on it wherever I go.

She was surprised that it’s still in a wearable condition after all these years, and looked it over closely, remarking that she used *this* fabric for a quilt backing and *this* fabric for another project and *this* fabric for something else; it was quite hilarious that she could remember specifics, especially because she has worked with more fabric over the years than you could ever imagine.

We caught up over lunch, and had such a nice visit. Our time together reminded me of when I was little; I used to do things with her all the time; my four cousins are all boys, so she always liked spending time with me because we could do girl things like visit a doll museum that was close to her house. That was one of my favorite things to do back then. Before I headed for home yesterday, I promised to try and make the drive to see her again much sooner the next time!

I have a new post up over at Chicago Moms Blog about an afternoon I spent with my own niece, a couple of years ago. If you have a few minutes, click here to read it!


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  • Heather

    That coat is cool. I should have asked you more about it when I saw you. As a sidenote, I loved your post on Chicago Moms– I adored the walnut room as a child; I have so many fond memories of that, just me and my Gram.

  • This Belle Rocks

    That jacket has held up incredibly well for its age!

    Glad you got to have a good visit; I don't visit my family nearly often enough.

  • Michelle

    Wow that coat has been through a lot, I'm sure. I'm also impressed you can still wear it now. I think I'm harder on my clothes.

    Doll Museum? There is (was?) a doll museum? I completely missed that!

  • Jason @ The Devoted Dad

    That coat looks like it was a lot of work. It's always nice catching up with those you love.