I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I spent time remembering all the family members on both sides of the families who served in the military down to and including both myself (oldest) and my brother (youngest). I had uncles on both Mom's and Dad's side that served if only their 3 or 4 years, and then I also had other uncles that went to be "Lifers" as the military calls them.
My husband's father also served his time in the military.
My husband hadn't planned to join but Vietnam
happened so, he served his time. He came
stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland.
My husband spent his time of 27 years in the U S
While we were stationed in Okinawa, in the mid 80's the Statue of Liberty was having a birthday of sorts. A museum in NYC, had a quilting contest in celebration. I designed my quilt to include the branches of the military on Okinawa and also used a design to represent the Native American hertiage we both have and also for those who served in the military.
I cam in as one of the 104 semi - finalist
world-wide, with my quilt. But I did not make it
into the 52 finalist - that were the final winners.
But I consider myself very fortunate, to be in the semi-finalist group. The quilt also serves as rembernace for all our family members who ere in the military.
And we are approaching the deadline of I June for comments and to win a free member ship for Benita's web site - - http://www.victorianaquiltdesigns.com/