Why is this so difficult to put in words? Maybe I’m still trying to figure out who I am, even at my advanced age!! These are the things I know:
For 30+ years I’ve been the lucky and devoted wife to a wonderful man (Charlie) who inspires me daily with his warmth and love for family, dedication to our country and his career, his sharp intellect with a dry, witty humor. We have two lovely daughters who make us very proud. I am a farm girl from the picturesque foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in western Maryland. For the past 30+ years I have been transplanted into the military life, moving 17 times and counting. I live by the words, “Bloom where you are planted.” My mother, Jeanne, taught me to sew at age 8 and she encouraged my cooking adventures in her kitchen…and still does when I come home to visit. She is the best sous chef!! I have glorious memories of the best times in that log cabin farm house and on the farm originally called “Hospitality.”
I found this at home (on the farm) in a closet and I’m so glad Mom kept it. This is my first sewing project…okay, first you need to know the time frame…1969. Now does it make sense? I remember selecting the fabric at a local fabric store called Eve Lynn in Waynesboro, PA. I loved the fabric. I made a simple shift with neck edge and armhole facings and a set-in zipper. I entered in the 4-H Dress Revue at the county fair that summer and won the Junior Division. Of course a girl must accessorize with a purse! Don’t you dig the fringe? Groovy baby!