My cousin went to South Africa for a holiday during December and while he was there he paid my mom a visit. Luckily he had space in his suitcase so that he could bring me a gift my mother had made: this beautiful quilt.
This quilt is special to me not only because my mom made it, but also because it has brought a little bit of South Africa into my home.
My mother used a traditional South African cloth to make the quilt: Shweshwe. This is a printed cotton fabric which has intricate geometric designs printed on it. The fabric comes in many colours but the one she made has hues of brown.
This week I am grateful that my cousin was able to bring me a gift from my mom that I will treasure and enjoy every time the quilt is on my bed.
(To see another example of my mother’s work, see the post on her quilted runner.)
What have you been grateful for this week?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
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