Monday, February 4, 2013

The Dol

We headed up to Portland to celebrate our grandson's first birthday...of course that put me into close proximity of a couple of awesome quilt stores, which will be a blog later this week, lol.  First the Dol...not Doll...but Dol, which is Korean tradition of celebrating the first birthday.  Just so happened we were celebrating 2 birthdays, our grandson's first and HH's 60th..which is another BIG birthday in the Korean tradition.  It is steeped in history...to survive until your first birthday  or to live to your 60th was a big reason to celebrate.  The first birthday celebration is called the Dol.  the 1 year old is dressed in traditional Korean garb,  a hanbok and placed in front of several objects...a pencil, money, apple and thread.  What ever the child picks first is a prediction of his life.  And all of the choices are positive, pencil = intelligence, money = richness, apple = never being hungry and thread = long life.


Can you see what our little Wyatt chose!!!  The thread...and although I am sooooo happy that he will have a long life...a part of me screams....QUILTER!!!!!


My DIL is a jewel and she has got 3 boys to deal with...just like I did! lol


oh yeah...when I look in those eyes...I see the future.


nothing like cousins and your big brother to help celebrate, year one!


The quilt was a hit with both Wyatt and big brother...and it got Enzo's seal of quilt approval! lol



...and both birthday boys like their cake!


tomorrow, we get back to quilting.  I had a wonderful time at both Holly Hills and Pioneer Quilts...although I came home with an empty wallet, I had a full heart and I will show you what I purchased and my plans for future projects!

PS. Our dear friend Jerry passed to that Route 66 in heaven...please keep his wife Twilene in your prayers.
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