Monday, April 22, 2013
I Like You Just The Way You Are....
One of the wonderful things about moving is that you discover long lost treasures. This quilt is a very special one I made several years ago. It has been folded away all these years but now holds a special place in the bedroom we are setting up for our grandchildren visits.
I made this quilt for HH in memory of a time in his life when he was a "stay at home" dad. We had decided to move to Oregon. But, our youngest was only 5 months old and I couldn't bare the thought of him going to day care in a strange town, in a state where we didn't know anyone. So, I agreed to move if HH would stay at home. It was easier as a nurse for me to get a job. These were challenging times for HH to go from VP to HH (house husband). He did a fabulous job! Back then there were very few "stay at home" dad and it was lonely for him. When I would come home from work he would greet me at the door and tell me where Mr. Rogers went that day...and always add..."he likes me just the way I am." The hard times always seem to bring the best memories. After a couple of years he was ready to get back to work. Our baby was a toddler and our oldest was starting middle school...but, we will always remember our Mr. Rogers time.
I carved our initials in the tree trunk with thread.
There was always a castle in the puppet show.
Remember Mr. Trolley?
...and of course, Mr. Roger's red sweater!
HH and I are getting closer to be finished with the move...about another weeks worth of work. Yesterday we moved the garage...OMG...start purging now if you plan on moving in the next 10 years!! Today we take the UHaul back and then this week we are faced with a dump run, donation run and Patty (my scooter) goes in for a tune up before moving her out to Sisters. Needless to say, we are beyond beat!