Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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!