Four Generations of Sewing...Pink Saturday #1

On my First Pink Saturday, I would like to share with you a story of
Four Generations of Sewing.
It begins with 'The Pink Sewing Carousel', a graduation gift from my Grandmother Minnie...pictured with my Grandfather on their Wedding Day, September 10, 1913.
For my graduation from high school in 1965, the 'Pink Sewing Carousel' was sent from Iowa to Texas to go with the Kenmore Portable Sewing Machine,
the graduation gift from my Mom and Dad.
The machine was new, but the Pink Carousel had belonged to my Grandmother for many years, as recalled by my Mom. My Grandmother taught my Mom to sew, and she in turn taught me to sew on my Grandmother Minnie's Singer Treadle Sewing Machine at the age of six years.
My beautiful Mother graduated in 1941 at the age of 15, and is pictured in the sepia photo next to my black and white graduation photo.

Are you wondering about the Fourth Generation?
There she is...the little girl sewing on her Grandmothers 1995 Janome 9000. She is Minnie's great great granddaughter learning to sew at age six. I wish it could have been on the Singer.
And, Yes the Pink Carousel will be hers one day.
For now, it is displayed with the Kenmore,
both retired after 30 years of sewing.

Thank-you for visiting on this
Pink Saturday, September 12, 2009...ironically, just two days after my Grandmother Minnie's 96th Wedding Anniversary.
She sewed for all of her 99 years and the sewing lessons she taught her daughter, now 82 years, will be passed on for generations to come.
I hope you enjoyed my Special Sewing Story.
I'd love to hear yours.
Thanks for coming and commenting.


♥Mimi♥ said...

L♥ve your pink goodies this week. Just when I think I have enough pink in my life I participate in Pink Saturday and see even more sweet things I'd enjoy having in my home.

Thanks so much for sharing. Hoping your weekend is filled with sunshine and the comfort of those you love and who love you.

Gee said...

Hi Sue,

Welcome to Pink Saturday. Nice posting.

Susie Jefferson said...

I started to embroider and stitch felt animals around the age of 5 - got my first sewing machine at 12, and my first electric sewing machine at 14. Both grandmothers knitted and crocheted, and my mother knitted. It certainly passes down the generations, doesn't it!

Welcome to the club, and enjoy your blog-hopping. Happy Pink Saturday!

My name is Riet said...

Welcome and happy pink Saturday. What a lovely story . I have 4 sons so no teaching to sew but I have two granddaughters now and thank goodness they want to learn sewing from me. I gladly do that of course.
Have a nice day,
Riet, the Netherlands

Julie said...

Love your Pink,and welcome... I am having a give a way hope you can stop over...

Carol at Serendipity said...

Thank you for stopping by. I am a quilter as well. Love the sentiment in your blog.

ForgedinPaper said...

Happy Pink Saturday and a great story as well.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

I love your stories and hope you have a very special pink Saturday. Thanks for stopping by my kitchen to say hello. We lived in Texas years ago and I still miss it. Many fond memories there.

Sue said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday! The Pink Carousel is absolutely precious as is your story of how it came into your possession. Those are the types of items that have memories imbedded into their "being" and warm your heart when you think of what they represent.

Wishing you a pink Texas day!

Ruth said...

Such a lovely story for your 1st Pink Saturday. Thanks for sharing it.

suesueb said...

Welcome! I loved your story!! I learned to sew from my mom who was taught by her mom too. I hope one day to have a grand daughter who loves to sew. My daughters never picked up the interest. I always thought creating your own clothes had such an advantage! It's so lovely that you have these items to treasure and pass on. Happy pink week!

Happily Retired Gal said...

How fun to read your post about sewing through the generations this morning! My grandmother and mom loved to sew and passed the skills on to my sister and me. Lately I don't spend much time at the sewing machine (having taken up photography and blogging) but methinks I'll always keep it handy ... just because. Thanks for visiting MY first Pink Saturday ... I'm a 'newbie' too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

SusanB-knits said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Nice sewing post about 4 generations. My grandmother & my mother sews but never quite got the hang of it. Sew nice to have something past down to continue to pass down to the younguns.

Unknown said...

This is such a wonderful story, and having the photos to make a display with the caddy is just great. Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Mollye said...

Beautiful story. What a wonderful legacy you have in your family! This was also my first Pink Saturday. Fun.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday and what a great first post! Thank you for sharing and your wonderful story! Great photos too. Have a lovely weekend.


Leslie said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday!
I have to admit that I usually skim stories on people's blogs but I read your word for word! What precious memories you have; and a legacy to continue to pass on!
I'm planning to post my own sewing story later this week on my blog. Happy Pink Saturday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday, and what a wonderful, wonderful, story! I wish I had learned to sew from my grandmother (I can sew by hand), but I was always too busy being the tomboy of the family, riding horses and such! LOL!

And I love your pink sewing carousel and the fact that it is being passed down through the generations. That is a wonderful thing!

Happy Pink Saturday! I hope to return to the event next week, but I wanted to be sure and get by to see the newbies with us. So glad you joined this week! Beverly is so sweet to host us all. :-)



LV said...

What interesting great treasures you have. Your Pink Saturday post was perfect for the day. You did a really great job putting it all together.

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

Girl! Thanks for visiting me. I just had to come say hi to you on your first Pink Saturday. Lo and behold...I have that same little pink carosel and just just love it. I've blogged about it before. I don't have the sentimental story to go with it like you do...and what a wonderful story you have. That makes it all so very special. I'm a Texas girl too, and hope you will be back for next week Pink Saturday. I need to bookmark you and check you out again as I havea feeling we would have more things in common!

Deb said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! Wonderful pink post, photos & story ♥ Since Beverly has challenged us to visit a new blog & link today I have chosen yours :-) Love your blog name "collectin texas gal" ~ adorable!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

What a beautiful post and story to go with it. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Pink Saturday!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

How beautiful and I love all the vintage goodies you have. Have a good weekend.

Sue said...

I loved reading your sewing story, thank you for sharing it!! I also love all your yellow kitchen goodies. I have that yellow three space little serving dish with the handle. Have a great week!

Mary said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday!
Your post was wonderful, thank you so much for sharing. I love your blog.
Hope you have a beautiful day, Mary :)

stefanie said...

loved your story!! have a wonderful weekend

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a great story! I enjoyed reading it and thank you for sharing it with us!

Vicki said...

What a beautiful story to share for Pink Saturday! I can see home and family mean a lot to you. I love that. Happy Pink Saturday!! Vicki (also a Texas gal) p.s. You and your mom favor quite a bit.

Becs said...

Welcome to pink Saturday! What an awesome story! I love it. Sewing has been in my family for years as well. SInce I have no children I will have to pass it down to my neice, my mom's only grand daughter....I love your blog and will visit again! Becs

Tara said...

What a wonderful family tradition to pass down. All the ladies in in my family before me sew as well, but somehow it stopped with the current generation unfortunately. What a gift it would be to be able to sew anything you wanted! Welcome to Pink Saturday, we're so glad to have you with us!

Jorgelina said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday.
What a beautiful story and family tradition .
Happy weekend.

{oc cottage} said...

Welcome! What a sweet post!

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Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely story!

~ Gabriela ~

Abatevintage said...

OH sweety this is so darling, I love your pink sewing machine carousel. I think history behind anything makes it more important and special in our lives. I have joined up as a follower on your blog, it was lovely to have met you and thank you so much for your kind words on my blog this morning. I hope you don't mind but I love your blog and wanted to join. Come back and see me anytime. Have a blessed weekend.


Jennifer said...

I love that you have a sewing legacy in your family! That is so cool. Thank You for sharing that lovely family story. Thank You for sharing your lovely Pinks!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Jany said...

Happy Pink Saturday. What a lovely story about your family. Sewing goes way back in my family too.
Fall is in the air here today. The high today is 58 and the low is going to get down in the 30's Time to bring in some firewood.
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

Deborah said...

Four generations of women who sew. Very cool to have that connection to those who have gone before. Happy Pink Saturday.

fluteforthought@yahoo.com said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. That is such a lovely story. I too was taught to sew by my mom and taught to embroider by my Nanny. I still love to do both and guess what my high school graduation present was? A Singer sewing machine! It's funny you should mention the Singer treadle machine. I have vivid memories of my grandfather in his upholstery shop sewing up chair cushions on his Singer treadle. Thanks for sharing with us and have a wonderful weekend.

Betty said...

That is a wonderful legacy to pass on. A love of sewing and that adorable pink carousel. Welcome to Pink Saturday!!

Catharina Maria said...

What a lovely Pink Saturday Post .
Love from the netherlands Rini

Cottage Rose said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday; I really enjoyed your Pink Post... what a touching story of your family... love the photos... I remember my Mom teaching me to sew and knit and embroider. She loved to Sew, I remember when she got her first sewing machine in a cabinet,, she was so excited,,, and after she passed my Daddy said I could have it,,, it still works... when I use it,, it is like she is still with me,, saying now not too fast.. lol; thanks for sharing... have a great weekend;


Unknown said...

What a beautiful tribute. Welcome to Pink Saturday. I would love for you to join me at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com for Crock Pot WEdnesdays. Consider this your standing invitation:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue!
what a special story :) yep, we are two blogwavelenths in a pod. lol. come back and visit me anytime!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Just Me said...

Happy Pink Saturday! So glad you joined us! Loved your sewing story. Please stop by and visit me sometime!
Hugs and Glitter,

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

What a great post! What a great story for Pink Saturday! Thank you.

Mary Bergfeld said...

How wonderful to have a hobby and items that have so much memory attached to them. Welcome to Pink Saturday. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Glad you had your first Pink Saturday today. I love your story. Hope to see you back for lots more pinkie weekends. Aren't they fun.
♥ Rebecca

Charlene said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday!!!! And what a great story you have to tell! I am so glad that little cutie will carry on your family tradition. These days the new machines are so complicated!!!! Have a great week & WELCOME AGAIN!

Unknown said...

Welcome and a Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Unknown said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday. What a wonderful story about your 4 generations of sewing. Your blog is great, have a good week!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday swetie and welcome. We are so happy you decided to join us. I so love this wonderful story of the sewing machine that has been passed and how you all have passed the love along with it. The joy one finds cutting out a pattern and sitting down and finishing a heart's desire. I have sewn so many costumes (Halloween) and twirling, and hemmed many a pair of pants, sewed maternity clothes, dresses, shirts, all of them on my old Kenmore. I cannot imagine not having a sewing machine, or not knowing how to sew. I taught myself, and have passed that love on to my daughter, and 3 of my grand daughters. I am determined that they will know the love of sewing. Thanks for sharing today. I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you. I would love to have you follow my blog as well. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Sue.

Your post is incredible. What a treasure of memories have been shared among a loving group of amazing women. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

The Old Parsonage said...

That is so wonderful - the passing of wonderful knowledge from one generation to another! And also your treasures and memories!

Welcome to PS!

If you have the time, please stop by The Old Parsonage...I love company!

Enjoy you day!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pink Saturday post! You brought back some memories for me. I love sewing, and I am very attached to my sewing machine as well. Your story was so sweet and sentimental...I think it is time for me to teach my daughters to sew.
♥, Susan

Unknown said...

What a special story and what a fabulous picture you put with it. Four generations of sewing . . . how wonderful!

Hope you enjoyed your first Pink Saturday! Thank you for sharing.


Pom Pom said...

I'm smiling and smiling, Sue! I love your contribution to Pink Saturday, too!
I got a sewing machine for my high school graduation! A Singer! I am still using it and only it! YOU are the BEST! xopp

Unknown said...

I wish I had a sewing story to tell! I wish I could sew, LOL! What a wonderful family tradition and story.
Thank you so very much for your GREAT suggestions about a backdrop for my booth!
~ Anne

KatCollects said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! I hope you had a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi SuperSis,
Thank you for sewing so many pretty dresses for me when I was a little girl, and you where whip-in em out at only 16 yrs old. I was the best dressed "Tom boy" in first grade! Thank you also for all of the nice Barbie Doll clothes you made...I wish I still had them all to tresure. I do not know what happended to them. Remember the fabric with a torquoise back ground with the Valentine heart candy messages...you made Barbie a skirt with that. Anyway, I enjoyed reading all of the nice comments. Wow! The picture of our Grandparents, Mother, You, and Kami is Great!
Hugs, "LilSis"


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