After the harvest was over and the canning was done, winter signaled the time for Mama to begin quilting again. I remember her piecing together some of the most intricate designs. An artist with a needle and thread, she made some of the most beautiful quilts.
Once Mama had pieced together the quilt top, Daddy would set up the wooden "saw horses" in front of the living room windows. There, I would find her early of a winter morning, focused on her work...one tiny stitch at the time...creating the wonderful quilts that would keep her family warm for years to come.