This is a favorite picture of my beautiful older sister. This was excerpted from a picture of friends who were working on the high school annual. About 1948-9?
And I love this picture! Is this a pleased look or a quizzical one? - but where is our paradise of Penrose remembered? We really must have had fun playing in the dirt.
And this is my quilting mentor. Louise always paved the way for me. She was tidy, I was not, but later in life, I realized that was the only way to go. She wanted to be a teacher, and cut pictures out of all of the magazines to save for future use, so I had to find pictures in the discarded ones and do the same. She loved paper dolls, so I loved them. She loved to do puzzles, but wouldn't let me put a piece in her first 1,000 piece puzzle. Oh, well. But, it was the quilts that got me. She made quilts for her first babies, so when I was going to become a mother, I had to do the same. Louise was always there to help me when I became stuck on a project. One example she is to me is that she has such a funny sense of humor, and, in spite of a tough life, looks on the bright side. She is a fantastic Mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and is very blessed to have children close by. She earned it!
And, to cap it all off, Louise continues to set the example for all of us, by living a full life, with enthusiasm for new projects to do. I wonder if she ever counted how many quilts she has made????
A Very Happy Birthday to You, Sister Dear!
But, how could I forget our dishes sessions? She was the boss, so she washed, and I dried. Lots of important conversations and topics were covered during this time. Always remember that doing dishes together is a a wonderful together time?