September 23, 1955
Today I am celebrating an aniversary; it's the sixtieth anniversary of my 2nd birthday. I know, I can only see one candle on that cake too... you'll have to take my word for it. My Mom, Dad and I had just moved into our brand new home only weeks before, the Living Room wasn't even done yet; according to Mom the party festivities were confined to the kitchen and, from the looks of things, the present opening happened in my bedroom. Take a closer look at the party dress I am wearing... those are embroidered strawberries on that dress! Oh, how I wish I had that dress now. (I can't help but notice the bruise on my forehead... apparently I've always been a little on the klutzy side, here's the proof!) The cake table is beautifully laid out and all dressed up too, with a damask tablecloth, this was quite an occasion! Yep, today I'm partying... just like it was 60 years ago, it IS quite an occasion!
This is a piece of the fabric from the curtains in my bedroom (above). The print is large, the gingham dog measure 9.5" from top to bottom. I think it's held up well over time, the color is still vibrant. I am going to try to figure out a creative way to use this in combination with some photo to fabric transfers of the birthday images above and create a keepsake from my childhood. Any ideas? I'm open to any and all suggestions.
Life is Good!