Yep! It's true! I'm old enough to have actually stitched vintage embroidery. Makes me cringe and then I remember that I'm still alive! ~smile~
I've been stitching as long as I can remember! Yes, I can still remember! LOL This is the latest of the old. The pattern was a gift from a friend and thinking I stitched it about 15 years ago. It's a fun pattern and there were patterns for each month of the year. Ima May---
The two below are pieces that I did as a child. My mom taught me to embroider, sew and quilt. Of course, I learned all the other things that girls of the 50s and 60 learned--cooking, cleaning, babysitting, in preparation of becoming a wife and mother. The things that would help the wife to make her house a home. These were years that were closely tied to the previous years when these tasks were ALL that were learned by young girls. Of course, by then I was also taught in school to read, write, mathmatics, sciences, along with music.
It tickles me to know that the hand/machine skills of embroidery, sewing,and quilting although they are not needed this day and time, but certainly they are enjoyed. Instead of being considered a skill, they are a talent and only done by those who enjoy them. I am certainly one of these.
Holly Hobbie--she is the faceless girl that followed in the footsteps of Sunbonnet Sue. My mother made two Sunbonnet Sue quilts and I have published many posts about her. If your interested just search my blog and you will find more than you care to read about I am sure.
My newest fun is vintage sewing machines., I will be posting some of my adventures soon.
BIBLE SCRIPTURE ON THIS DAY IS COLOSSI ANS 3:15 (my words in pink)