Terry Anderson was kidnapped on March 16, 1985 by an Islamic militant group and held hostage for six and half years. My dear friend Anita Sorrell (1944-2012) made yellow ribbon ornaments with the names of all the hostages and the dates of their capture.
And every year Anita and her friend, Fran, hung the yellow ribbons on the Christmas tree at the Aerobic Dancing Center in Short Hills, NJ. Can you tell Anita loved Christmas? She's on the right wearing the Christmas tree costume. It even had lights :)
So when Terry Anderson was freed in Lebanon on December 4, 1991, I made Anita this small quilt for Christmas. On the hanging sleeve I wrote the names and dates of the hostages and took a pic but it was out of focus.
Here's the label with a yellow ribbon, of course!
Merry Christmas 'Nita
The hostages are free!