Anonymous Patchwork Waistcoat
The garment slipped onto the polished walnut table as I stared in silence and disbelief. Yes, it was definitely a waistcoat I created more than 20 years ago, inspired by the windows at Buckfast Abbey.
A beautifully typed letter slipped from the garments folds. Some of the words are reproduced below:
"Dear Miss Wills
We brought this waistcoat from you at an Exeter Cathedral Summer Fayre many years ago. We couldn't bear to just give this to a charity shop. It's a beautiful into which you clearly put a huge amount of time, effort, skill and devotion. It's still in excellent condition so we are sending it back to where it will be still loved and appreciated.
With sincere thanks for this waistcoat and for the time it belonged to us.
Very best wishes
Anon, if you read this I am sincerely touched and hugely overwhelmed by your gesture, I will keep it and wear it myself as it fits a treat! A happy reminder of past stitches, time and creativity.