There are many things in our childhood that we have fond memories of. And there are things that you just see day after day as a child and never think twice about them. But, then much later in life they become more valuable than money. This is one of those things. This embroidered piece was always in our home growing up. I can't ever remember it not being somewhere in our house. But I never really paid attention to it until we sold mom's house about three years ago. When I saw it, I grabbed it to take home with me. I stored it away for proper cleaning and repairs and forgot about it. And just last week I rediscovered it and was thrilled. So, I have lovingly repaired and cleaned it. I must tell you, I absolutely LOVE it. My mom told me once that she made it when she and daddy were first married. It didn't mean much then, but I will cherish it now forever!