Friday, March 10, 2006

1991 memories


Jeanne asked in her blog for us to share our 1991 memories...Thanks Jeanne for a "blast from the past" walking down memory lane......this is what I remember...

I remember being the Taxi Mom. Sure glad gas was a lot cheaper then! We had just moved to a city 30 minutes north of us in late 1990. My oldest daughter , who was a sophomore in HS, had extensive knee surgery that required many trips to the doctors and physical therapy. Meanwhile, our middle daughter was still in the Christian Jr. High in the other city. And my youngest daughter with Down Syndrome was still yet in another school---in the other city. Add all the sporting events we went to for the girls volleyball teams, softball teams, my Taxi Meter ran all the time.

Quilt wise? I had been hand quilting for about 3 years by then with my friends. Thanks to Grandma Klunk (my friend's husband's grandmother) who taught us how to hand quilt. We had quilted a top that was my friend's and in 1991 is the year we worked on my Grandmother Lena's quilt top. My mom gave it to me, thinking we could practice on it, since it wasn't very pretty! Okay, so it wasn't a perfect quilt, but there was a lot more thought into it than it first appears. I dug out my diary that I kept when we quilted. I even found a few pictures--egads! Remember those perm years? Here's me, Debbie and Cindy quilting away....

Cindy, me and Deb finally get to take it out of the frame!!

And now....15 years later, still on a bed and I still love it!

6 comments:

Jeanne said...

Oh, I like those bright cheerful fans!
Did your daughter have an injury? I've had two total knee replacements, so I know more than I want to about that kind of therapy!
Jeanne :)

dot said...

I like this quilt. Looks all are having fun quilting it. It is still in use, who could ask for more.

Passionate Quilter said...

yes, she tore her ACL playing basketball. Many surgeries later, she is fine but is a candidate for early arthritis and knee replacement. I hope your knees are fine now. My husband and brother will both face that surgery too.

cher said...

what a great time you had learning to hand quilt with your friends! I think that is a special quilt and looks terrific.

Samantha said...

there's something about those first quilts that's so special! How fun to learn with friends.

Jan Mac said...

I love this quilt as well as the others you've shown. What a great idea to applique the kitties over some of the points. Now it looks like a design feature. Also love the hand quilted feathered wreaths.