Sunday, September 24, 2006
"Orange Sock, Green Sock" FINISHED!
In the late 80's my oldest daughter was quite the difficult sort. She was born in '82. I once read a book that described her as having, "The Difficult Child Syndrome". Well duh. These difficult children (she matched to a "T") don't like constrictive clothing (didn't wear jeans or courderoy, much less dresses, slips), didn't like to have the noise level up high, couldn't stand extremes of any sort..lights, heights, activity level, etc. We learned to work around it, plan ahead, made provisions. She wore stretchy (but NOT clingy) pants, and loose sweatshirts and wasn't fond of changing her clothes up much. Clean clothes were ok, so I washed and rewashed about 3 different outfits...
SHE HAD THESE DARNED NEON ORANGE AND GREEN SOCKS. They were nylon and bright. She didn't much care if she wore one orange and one green. As long as they felt good, she felt good. Sometimes she'd wear 2 pair.
Fast forward to 2003...
The Free Spirit Fabric Company put out a pattern called Bippety Bopp a couple of years ago. The Glass Thimble in Columbus, OH made up fabric kits and had the finished quilt up on display. As soon as I saw it I knew it was going home with me. It almost did, they didn't have all the fabric in yet and would get it to me soon. Soon meant a couple of months, but in the grand scheme of things, what did it really matter? Anywho, this was THE quilt for my oldest daughter. Matches her to a T, lol. Bright, crazy, out of step, unpredictable, but it all fits (the quilt and the kid) together to make up a wild, zanny, life-loving adult. This quilt is for you oldest daughter. It was made to stand up to your lifestyle, meaning, yes, it's ok if Zebby sits on it!
Oldest daughter was a 12-Varsity Sports Letter holder and is now in the film industry, bungee jumps, parachutes and has a trampoline in her backyard.
I brag, because I can, lol. No, it's just so YOU realize that even tho your kids make you crazy on some days, they WILL grow up and be fruitful. If they have been taught the right values in life, they will always "know" them. (May not always show that all the time, but then they are the ones who have to take the consequences of their actions now!)