Thursday, June 18, 2009

A part of the past

My Mom's Mom was the seamstress in her family. She was quite handy with a needle and thread, and even a sewing machine *grin* She had a treadle machine set up in her sewing room, but I don't ever remember seeing her use it. It must be because she had a new fancy electric one. Well maybe not even fancy - but still electric.
Grandma had 3 girls ( and 1 boy), and I am sure all of them know how to sew, I just don't think they do! They always told me it skipped a generation. Although I do remember my Mom helping me make a dress or three, towels, and tote bag, a swimsuit.... so sewing must not have skipped her as far as she thought it did. Between my Mom, Grandma and Annie across the street - I learned how to sew fairly well.
Good thing for me - my Mom saves everything. My Grandma passed away quite a few years ago, but I still have things that remind us of her. This Baby Quilt my Grandma made for me, and Mom kept it. She brought it to me, and now it is hanging in my house.
It is very soft a cuddly - maybe she destined me to be a quilter?
Oh and by the way - My Mom can sew!! I think she is on quilt 6 or 7 now... she is unstoppable! And she has even trained my Dad to buy fabrics for her.... smart gal.


Nancy said...

Isn't it fun to have something from your childhood that is so precious, precious because of the memories but precious also because of the artistic skill of your grandmother. Your mother was wise to preserve it for you, and I am glad that you have it proudly displayed in your home.

Lori in South Dakota said...

pieces from the past are precious, and I think they become more precious the older we get!

Anonymous said...

Alycia, how wonderful to have that legacy and also something your grandma made you actually hanging in your home!

Way to go on your Mom! I don't think I could EVER get Jeff trained to buy fabric for me! LOL