Nicole sent me this picture this morning:
Every picture of her makes me smile but this one especially did. She has George right there with her and I bought him for her over 2 years ago. I made the pillow case she’s using. I bought the pajamas she’s wearing and the quilt . . a story of it’s own.
Chad was 9 years old when we moved from Louisiana. When we still lived there, I was doing some fabric dying so he was probably 6 or 7 years old. He wanted me to make him a quilt so he chose the colors. I dyed the fabrics and then he wanted it to have stars so I used the Milky Way block.
Luckily, I was able to go back and find this old blog post. I started the quilt in 1994 and, my guess was right, Chad would have been 6 when we started this quilt. That linked block post was written when Chad was 18 and he’ll be 29 in a matter of days so right there, I’ve been able to go back in my memory to when he was 6 and helping me dye fabric, to when he was 18 and driving me nuts (per the blog post).
I can’t travel down Memory Lane forever but the blog surely helps bring back some precious memories.
Chad wanted the top of the quilt to look like the sky and the bottom to look like the ground so he chose the fabric with rocks for the backing.
And now, so many years later, his little girl is almost as old as he was when he helped me dye those fabrics, and she’s sleeping under the quilt made for her dad . . you can bet this brings a smile to my face.