Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Relationships

Today is a memorable day in my life.  If my parents were still living it would be their 62 wedding anniversary.  As a couple they were a force to be reckoned with...but, their beginnings were humble on a beach in Korea married in an army tent.    My mother was a school teacher and was hired by the army for her English speaking skills working with my dad who was the supply Sargent.  She made her dress out of a silk parachute :) The army tired to discourage this union but my dad hung tough and when his unit was sent back state side he stayed and became the solitary Caucasian in an all African American unit.


Although my mother wasn't a quilter she was a seamstress, making all our clothing.  I am now blessed with her Feather Weight and plan on many years of piecing :) with these wonderful woman.  The Fabric Stalkers gathered for our holiday celebration.  Although we were missing 2, we rarely these days can get the whole gang together.  Over the years our lives have evolved from raising children to having grandchildren!


We got to see what Val has on the Finish List! 


This quilt is made with silks!!!  Absolutely stunning!


The quilt she finished with a Buggy Barn kit 
looks perfect on this antique bed!



Her DIL made this adorable wool wall hanging and then 
her DH made the perfect frame :)


Yes, as we move through this holiday season what is most important is the relationships we are blessed with...both past and present.  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

6 comments:

  1. Such a touching story about your Mom and Dad, thanks for sharing. Have a Merry Christmas and have a Healthy and Happy New Year.

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  2. Wow! Another shared bond for us Anna, my parents wedding anniversary was December 18; it would have been their 63rd if dad was still alive. What a wonderful story to share of their meeting and your mom's creativity to use parachute silk for her wedding dress. Enjoy the day with happy memories of them both.

    Enjoy your day.

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  3. Beautiful thoughts, quilts and friends. Thank you for sharing, my friend.

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  4. Love the story of your mom and dad! It was meant to be! I also loved the story of my husband's parents. They met in England during wartime...he was a soldier from Canada (training for the D-Day invasion) . They met at a dance, the next night they went for Fish and Chips and he asked her to marry him on the walk home and she said YES. They got married 2 weeks later! They were married for almost 60 years and three kids later...She was a war bride and came to Canada (with her wee baby...my hubby) while her husband was a POW in Germany. Got to love these stories! Different times for sure!
    Have a wonderful Christmas, Anna!

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  5. Love the story of your mom and dad! It was meant to be! I also loved the story of my husband's parents. They met in England during wartime...he was a soldier from Canada (training for the D-Day invasion) . They met at a dance, the next night they went for Fish and Chips and he asked her to marry him on the walk home and she said YES. They got married 2 weeks later! They were married for almost 60 years and three kids later...She was a war bride and came to Canada (with her wee baby...my hubby) while her husband was a POW in Germany. Got to love these stories! Different times for sure!
    Have a wonderful Christmas, Anna!

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  6. wonderful story!
    love the projects.
    Merry Christmas, Anna
    And Enzo!

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