I’m not exactly sure how long it took to make me, but it must have been quite some time. I can remember started to feel like something after the stuffing was put in. Something about stuffing just makes a quilt feel whole. Especially when they are made with love.
Esther’s grandmother made me with so much love for her! She sought out the perfect shade of pink for the bottom, and a beautiful pink pattern for the top. Finding the fabric for the top took the longest. Grandma was telling her sister that it took her almost a whole month to find just the right one for her little granddaughter.
Once I was stuffed, I was tuffed. I’m not sure the right word for that, but “tuffed” is what I like to call it. Grandma took her yarn, stuck it through the top layer, all the stuffing, the bottom layer, and then went back up again. Once she had both tails on the top side, she tied a great big knot. And that was one tuff. Do that a few more dozen times and I was all done. I got wrapped up and put in a dark place for a while.
When Esther found me, she squealed the loudest squeal I have ever heard! She pulled all of me out of this dark place and instantly wrapped herself up in me. She spent the whole day with me, pulling me everywhere with her. Even to the dinner table! Which her mom said would be a bad choice, but “just this once because it’s your birthday.” I had lots of gooey things dropped on me! And then I got all wet and pushed around a LOT and then really really hot and then I was dry again. This happened a lot more times too. I don’t really like the wet part, but the rolling around in the heat to be dry part isn’t too bad.
I sleep with Esther most nights. Well, quilts don’t sleep, but she does. I start layed out all perfect on top of her, and by the time she wakes up, I’ll be tangled around her legs, or on the floor, or under her. She moves a lot when she sleeps.
One time, I even got to go in this thing Esther called the car. I’m not sure what it is, but when we got in we were at her house, and then I was alone for a little bit, and then I was back at the house when I got out again. She was sick and got to lay down on the seat and I wrapped around her. Whenever Esther is sick, I always get to wrap her up. I think I cure her sickness!
I love spending time with Esther! I mostly like the wrapping part. She will put me on her back and then my sides will wrap all the way to the front. That’s my favourite. I hope I get to do that forever.