Ms. Bonnie gave each of us a scissor pouch she had made.
We had such a great time in this sewing class. Bonnie our teacher was such a sweet lady. We did learn a lot and being together was so much fun. A good gathering with lots of laughter. Join us if you will.
My children are very talented. I know parents brag about their children.
I am guilty of not bragging enough, maybe I take for granted their talents and abilities.
Plus I was raised with rules like it is not nice to toot your own horn and such.
I was told it is not nice to brag.
Guess I carried that over to my children.
I need to remedy that so today's the day for bragging.
I mentioned on my sewing blog that the girls and I were going to sewing class.
I have sewn my entire life. In school we had a very strict Home Economics Teacher. When she taught you something you didn't forget it. She really was a great teacher.
Catie the younger of the two girls was born with certain talents and abilities. From the time she could sit up and be trusted to sit beside me in the sewing room she would sew. She collected my scraps almost before I could cut them from the patterns. When she was 3 I would cut strips and she would tie the scraps and actually make glamorous outfits for her baby dolls. At the age of 4 I gave her a needle, a very large, not so sharp needle and a not so sharp pair of school scissors. She would cut and form fit at the clothes for her Barbie Dolls. They would look amazing, they were. She continued to do this on up into teen years. Sketching and sewing. I always thought she would be a designer, and she may be yet.
This is what she made me for my recent birthday
She has only had 5 sewing classes
The detailing is excellent!
Not only did she make a purse with coordinating lining but she made a wallet to go along with it.
Our grandmothers always taught us to never give away a purse
without putting money inside.
It would not be proper to do so.
My Daddy has always been my hero! I think all little girls believe that their daddy is just some super hero. In most cases they are. If we are one of the lucky ones to have such a daddy who truly is, that is great! I was blessed with just such a person.
In the years since his passing I have met several of his WWII Unit friends and they are all heroes!
Did you know that as a child Actress Sophia Loren would visit
this group and was treated for a cut on her chin by the Unit's doctors
I remember daddy saying they always gave the kids chocolate
He remembered her
To the men who helped keep our country free
This Veteran's Day stop and think about the sacrifices made by others.
so that we can enjoy our freedoms.
Freedoms that we all take for granted
I have two beautiful daughters, and also have a love for sewing. Carly my oldest would stand behind me in the chair I was sitting in sewing most nights. She would brush and play with my hair and we would talk and talk the night away.