She remembers a lifetime ago seeing her mother up late at night sewing on her machine, guided only by the machine’s little light. Effortlessly making clothes and making repairs for her six children. Times were different then. Clothes were often passed down and often re-purposed. Sewing supplies were simple: a nice pair of stainless steel scissors, steel pins, a pincushion with little Chinese men surrounding it (which she still has to this day), a seam ripper and thread on wooden spools. Pattern paper? The daily newspaper did just fine.
Her admiration and fascination of her mom taking folded fabrics, and in a short time manipulating them into something pretty. It was almost like watching a magician perform her best magic.
Yes, I speaking of my mother here. My first source of inspiration and influence of what I do to this day. I have been blessed that she is still with me and will be 92 years old soon.
These are priceless memories for me. My goal has always been to try to create priceless memories for others as well.
I am hoping to be posting many things on my new blog. I will from time to time post tips on sewing as well as photos of my students work and many other surprises along the way. So join me on my journey of making priceless memories for you and your family too….