Wednesday, June 24, 2009

For the life of me I cold not get a good photo of the anniversary couple last week when we were up in Portland. The problem was that there were windows all around the banquet room... pretty views... but the lighting issue, ya know.
I meant to mention this before, but today is a good day too I suppose. So, this is my Uncle John and my Aunt Barbara. This lady is an absolutely wonderful Lady with a capitol L.
She is like an Eleanore Roosevelt. A combination of grace, style & strength.
Below is a photo of the quilt that my aunt made for me when I was born... that was a while back! I still cherish this little quilt every moment. Of course the silky binding has long gone but it really is no worse for the wear. I just love these little animals on the quilt. I hate to confess how many hours I spent looking at the little patterns in the fabric of the cat and bunny, bear and dog when I should have been sleeping.
Seriously, I started out with this problem!
While we were up visiting in Portland last week, my uncle had me get in his car and drove me from my cousins house to his house (just minutes away)... to show me the quilt that I had made for my aunt and sent to her as a surprise last year.
I thought it was the least I could do for someone, who unknowingly had influenced my life so much. The lap quilt was beautifully displayed, draped over the back of the couch... and actually went with the color scheme they have (which was a pleasant surprise).
I don't seem to have a picture of that quilt but it was a braided row quilt, done in beige's, shades of blue to indigo to brown.
What is nice about this is the special connection the two of us share over something so simple.



4 comments:

Gran said...

Very sweet and dear post of the special people in your life.

PunkiePie said...

Your baby quilt is adorable. Too bad you didn't take a picture of the braided quilt. I would have liked to have seen it.

Nicole said...

What a darling couple!

Sherri said...

What a wonderful tribute!