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IT'S A MIRACLE!
Wednesday, 07 January 2009 19:51

Some days just never cease to amaze me, and this is one of those days!  My daughter Nicole is sitting at my sewing machine quilting a fleece blanket!  Isn't she the cutest?   It has never been said that she would become a quilter or even love to sew like her mother...although I have hoped.  The chances are slim, but truthfully, doesn't she look like a real natural at the machine?  I can dream can't I?

My sister Michelle's voice is ringing in my ears that I really need to wake up from the nightmare I must be having.  She knows my daughter all too well.  This day reminded me of all those fun Spring Breaks when I was a child growing up in a family of 8 kids...6 were girls!  Mother would load us into the station wagon, and we would drive 45 minutes to the big fabric store in Ashtabula, Ohio.   Mother insisted we make matching outfits to wear on Easter Sunday for all six girls, and of course, one for Mother too!  Mother also insisted that we comb through every inch of the store (which I vaguely remember as being more like a musty, smelly basement than a fabric store) and not only pick out a pattern that we ALL agreed on, but also choose the fabric that we would make each outfit from so we were completely identical from head to toe.  Mother insisted we make the wrap around skirts and vests reversible, as to give us all what she called "4 outfits in one"!  What is it about Mothers and their uncanny abillity to want to dress all their children alike? Oh, the proud moment came as we sat in the Pew on Easter Sunday morning all dressed alike (except for my two brothers, who undeniably got the better end of the deal).  Now, one would think that's the funny part of this story, but really it's not.  The true comedy rests in the fact that Mother wore that reversible wrap around skirt and vest for at least another 25 years and I am sure we have pictures to prove it!   It still makes me laugh today.  My sisters, who I am positive are reading this, are shaking their heads in agreement.  Don't you just LOVE family?

Kathleen


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avatar Your Sister Mic
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I'm so glad you couldn't find a picture of the matching wrap around skirts and vests. These Easter outfits were so big in the 70s. I still have nightmares about these outfits to this day!
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Mom still has the green one, doesn't she? :)
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