McGee created art:
I wanted to sew something on the new machine to get a feel for how it handled. It will come on the retreat in a few weeks and really need to be familiar with it before I get out in the middle of nowhere and have problems.
In my mother's stuff we moved into my foyer, there is a simple quilt she never finished. She collected fabric and quilt magazines but never made a quilt. Not because she couldn't, she was an expert seamstress, sewing since she was a little girl on garment construction for my grandmother's customers. Everything we wore growing up was made by her, everything. Me being a tomboy and my brother being a boy didn't stop her. She sewed my brothers pants and my father's shirts and suits. All my bedspreads and curtains, which I got to change every 4 years.
She was pretty obsessive and we had this schedule:
Year 1 - Her room
Year 2 - Living room/Dining room/Kitchen
Year 3 - My room
Year 4 - Kenny's room
So every fourth year I got to change my stuff.
She sewed a lot! Even making our underwear and slips, my wedding gown and my bridesmaid's gown. Frank got to rent a tux, lucky guy.
|Chloe models her good side|
So I found it and decided that since it was the very last thing my mother worked on, that when Carrie has a baby, I will give it to her. Carrie is not as sentimental as I am, but it will make me happy.