My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Friday, June 13, 2008

Show and Tell

Show and Tell

Several years ago Subvet joined the Submarine Veterans Association in Dallas. He'd been a member in Ct for many years. When I went with him to a function I noticed that most of the guys had on these vests with patches that told their boats. As Subvet's 50th B-day was coming up I went and asked the guy in charge of such things how much the vests were. Well folks, the vest was around $60-75 THEN you had to buy each patch. I mean to tell you I flipped!! So, for his 50th B-day I made Subvet a vest, he got to buy as many patches, pins as he wanted and I sewed them all on. Along with a few details of my own...(look close at the buttons...)[well, nevermind, you can't see the buttons....they have anchors on them]

Unfortunately we live a very long way from the nearest SVA so he doesn't wear the vest all that often, but it's there when he needs it. :-)


9 comments:

Muum said...

Way to save that money! I would've done the same thing. My husband was a submariner, too!

ellen b. said...

Nice work MM!

Constance said...

I'll bet he absolutely LOVED the vest and the fact that you made it for him! I actually was able to see the anchors on the buttons.

Um, is there a significance with the white crew sock that I don't know about?

Connie

Stephanie D. said...

Atta girl! And I'll bet no one can tell the difference, either.

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing work!! I love it!! You did a wonderful job, and I bet he loves it.

Happy Show N Tell day.

Barbara H. said...

What a special thing to do!

diana said...

cool vest. i'm sure he's very proud of it.

have a great weekend.

nannykim said...

Man, it takes a special person to be on a sub!!! I always wonder how people do it!! Nice thing to do for him!

Cookie..... said...

Hey Sarah, very nicely done amiga. I'll bet the old boy is not only proud of his "Silent Service" to our country, but proud to wear that vest as well....

Until now, looking closely at the vest, I didn't realize how many boats he'd served aboard....good on ya SubVet....