Saturday, February 20, 2010

Looking Back

This is one of my favorite fabric pictures, which I posted when I first started my blog. 
It depicts my dad, my mom and me, watching one of their favorite
game shows in the playroom of the home in which they lived for more than 50 years. 
I had come to visit from New York, where I then lived with my family,
and, after supper we would go downstairs to watch 
"Wheel of Fortune" and "The Match Game".
My dad, in his black recliner, always had his finger poised over the 'mute' button on
the remote control (because he hated listening to the commercials)
and wore his headphones to be better able to hear the sound of the program.
It was just one of those familiar, unremarkable rituals
which we shared.
My parents are gone now, but I love having
 this sweet little memory in the form of a picture. 
It always makes me smile.


Bia said...

Lovely work made with love.
So nice you´ve had the idea and were able to depict a family scene which was routine. We tend not to value routine until it changes. You were smarter than that! Tks for sharing.

Lori said...

this is great. i grew up with my mom watching wheel of fortune and match game (her favorite of all.)

Nan and =^..^= said...

Hi Judy, that is truly a captured that special time perfectly! I can relate to it, too! Beautiful!

Nan and =^..^= said...

PS. I love your new banner!

Anonymous said...

Judy I LOVE this!!!! That is exactly how I remember the basement. I really really loved hanging out in their basement when I was little, and this brings me right back there.
-Amy Colamaria O'Connor

Judy Hartman said...

Thanks so much, Bia, Lori and Nan! And to my niece, Amy, so glad this brought back happy memories!!

Libby Fife said...

How nice to have something special like that to help to remember your parents by.

The new banner looks good too:)

Simone said...

I am sure that picture is typical of many peoples family's Judy. How lovely to have a stitched memory. x

Carrie P. said...

What a great memory to recreate. I have my hand on the control too ready to mute! lol

Cat said...

Very creative piece and a priceless memory keeper!