When I saw this image of such a dainty, girly and colorful vintage quilt yesterday on the instagram account of Martha Stewart Living - it really caught my eye. I went to high school in Jenks, Oklahoma and spent a lot of time in that town growing up. The quilt says class of 1929. It's always fun to get nods from such notable people like Martha Stewart, and what a neat piece of history that quilt surely is.
This quilt really got me thinking.. how much as changed since the class of 1929. Who knows for sure if this was a highschool, college or just a recreational quilting class.. but nonetheless, when's the last time any of us have joined together with a group of women to connect doing something as tangible as this? These ladies didn't have cell phones, facebook, ipads laptops or wifi. My guess is they didn't have lavish food, place settings, fancy clothes or designer purses. They had time. Together. I think that's pretty neat. I think all of us GEN-Y ladies could take some notes on this. (After a quick Google search, 1929 marked the first phase of the Great Depression which led to widespread poverty and general fear in the US. I bet so many stories were told during the making of this quilt as some of the ladies escaped from troubles life can bring.)
Pammy went to the city for me today on her day off to take care of some wedding details. What a sweetie. She signed the final contract with the caterer and finalized the rentals. She surprised me by upgrading to the hammered stainless steel silverware that I *really* love. When looking at the budget, I decided we could go with the classic (ahem..granny) silverware because it was the most cost effective.. and, truth be told I can't remember the silverware from any wedding I've ever been to. I am so thankful for her and her sweet heart. After all, I hope to only get to do this once.. might as well do it with the nice silverware! ;)
Praying to hear back from some job prospects soon.