Wednesday, October 5, 2016

- Wrapped

Patch #279 Once upon a time


There's a song called Wrapped by Walt Wilkins that tugs on my heart with the words ...
Summer gold, Winter blue
Wherever I am, whatever I do
I'm wrapped in you
Forty-two years ago today, Don and I met on a blind date. Hours earlier, I sat for this yearbook picture ...


wearing the India cotton top that I later wore to the frat dance we went to. And while I don't have a picture of Don from that night, I know this is the shirt he wore ...


Forty-two years. You can read more about that first date in this post: 
which was written when we were celebrating a mere thirty-five years. Oh but we were young, right?

So we're celebrating this time around with a quiet dinner at home. Steak on the grill, popovers, artichokes dipped in butter, and a good red wine are on the menu.

In the meantime, Don is working on a frame for his latest landscape in the Contours series ...


My stitching chair caught his attention somehow and he commented on the frayed state of affairs along the corded edges of the arms. "I know," was my response,"I've been thinking about how to repair them. Do you think multiple colors would be too much?"

You can figure out his answer ...



Sorta like Georgia's Window  



"What about blue?" Well, what about that ...


It ended up being a different kind of wrapping stitch in colors I've always loved. So one last look at the way we were the night before our wedding to prove the point ...


And we've lived happily ever after.