Thursday, March 20, 2014


I don't usually post about my family life but I am going to make an exception today.

Memories 31" X 27"
Fifty four years ago on March 20, 1960 my husband Kermit and I were married. We were just kids but it was not uncommon in the South, at that time, to be married young.

Kermit went to college while I worked and during his junior year our first daughter, Lisa was born. At times we literally did not have two cents two rub together. However, we were happy, worked hard and still had time for fun. Kermit earned his degree in engineering. We moved to Pennsylvania when he accepted a job with Talon Zipper Co.

Three more children, moves to NC, back to PA and then a job change. Moves to SC, Alabama twice, France twice, Nova Scotia and back to SC. Four successful children, four wedding, six grandchildren.

The back of Memories

We've had ups and downs but worked them out. I could not have asked for a better man, husband, father to my children, friend and help-mate than the one I have spent the last fifty-four years with.

These past few weeks have been very busy ones for me. I have an exhibit coming up next month. I also have a teaching job in MD during the same time. Both, while trying to finish two major art projects. Kermit has been my rock my support, my fix-it man, my computer support, and as he likes to call himself, my beast of burden. For that and all the other things he has given for the past fifty-four years I am thankful. Life is good!

I made a little piece of fiber art commemorating our years together. I chose a photo of us as the young couple the year we were married. A photo of us the year we celebrates Fifty years and a photo of our family during a camping trip in Cooks Forrest, our favorite place to camp. Each grouping gets smaller and lighter as it recedes into the past. This signifies that some memories may fade but the most important ones stays with us a lifetime.

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  1. Happy Anniversary and LOVE the quilt and your story.

  2. A beautiful quilt and very touching. Many more happy years together.

  3. Ah, yes, to memories. I like the way you arranged the photos and the fade-out. May you have many more together.
    best, nadia

  4. Thanks all, as I said life is good!

  5. What a wonderful life you have lived! Your memoir in fabric does it good service.