Thursday, August 12, 2010
As a little girl gets bigger overnight ...
In the past 3 years, she's had a lot of change in her life as her mom married a soldier ... since June of this year, they have moved to a new state, she's started a new school and today ... the only father figure that's really around shipped off to Iraq for a year.
Her mom married my brother ... and she's my new neice.
This quilt is going to be for her ... from "one Army brat to another".
I grew up the daughter of a soldier. My dad's war was Vietnam ... and I was 7 and 10 respectively when he went on his two "tours". When a child's dad goes away to war, you fill a different role. You struggle between being a kid and your belief that your the person that your mom is depending on.
It's going to be lonely around their new house for a little while ... and I decided last night that I could fix something ... in the only way I know how these days ... with a quilt.
I fell in love with this fab quilt by "From the Blue Chair". It seems it's actually a pattern from Oh Fransson.
So my goal is to put it together quickly and get it off in the mail to make a little/big girl feel a little more appreciated in a tough situation ...
... from one Army brat to another.
Hope you're having a good week.
All the best