April for the AtoZ Challenge...Growing Up In the 1950's and 1960's.
I realize now, looking back, the Challenge was the beginning of my Needlework focus with many of the posts relating to my love of sewing, fabric, patterns, crochet, yarn and the creative outlet that I now know is an addiction...FiberPsychosis.
Love of Crochet....kind of says it all doesn't it? And what lover of crochet can resist at least taking a peak at their offers of great savings and latest patterns? Not me...a Lover of Crochet since I first picked up a 'J' hook and enough Red Heart acrylic yarn to make a 'Groovy Poncho'. That would have been about 1968-69. That same 'J' hook and Red Heart yarn whipped through a number of afghans and whatever was trending in the magazines
Crochet Baby Blanket Edgings On Fleece
It's a TwoFer One Project. Yep, from one yard of a baby print fleece I can get two baby blanket tops which I back with one yard of a coordinating solid. It is a win-win winter blanket deal when there is a Winter Fleece Fest Sale. For this post, I am sharing one of the ways I like to finish fleece. It's totally a NO SEW project that requires tools from a quilters studio.
Past Patterns and Persnickety Presentations
...are wondering what's happening in Sue's Sewing World...no present day sewing, but lots of BackInThe Day Sewing as I write my posts for the AtoZ April Challenge. ....these Butterick Patterns and Singer Tracing Paper from the 1950's and 60's. Oh, and the photo of my Easter outfit made in 1963...and, yes, I made it.
Patterns, Predictions and Perspectives
"Sue, to be a seamstress you must learn to use and read pattern instructions."
Those words from my Mother and Homemaking Teacher usually had me putting the pattern and instruction guide back in the pattern envelope. I was a 'Visual Learner'.
My Mother said, "Sue, you can't play basketball forever, but you can sew for the rest of your life."
Where Are Your Ginghers
In October 1998 my Mother-In-Law opened her 'Heavenly Sewing Basket' for Saint Peter's inspection before passing through the Pearly Gates.
"Ruth", he said, "Where are your Ginghers? I know you have had them safely stored in your drawer for many years. I figured you were saving them for your 'Heavenly Sewing Room' where your Heavenly Family members are waiting for a Made by Ruth Robe."
JUNE ~ It's Simplicity June...Sixty Years Later
"Okay, I'll take them. I can't stand the thought of them being thrown away. I'll think of something to do with them, but for now I'll box them up and put them in storage. I just don't have time right now to mess with them. Thank-you, I think."
This is what happens when people know you sew and suspicion you are a collector of all things to do with sewing.
JULY through DECEMBER
~Continued Tomorrow...Last Day of 2015~