My maternal great grandmother was a wonderful seamstress
My grandmother also sewed
I have some pillow cases she embroidered for me.
My mother was always sewing
her quilts that I took for granted
I now look at them with awe
and appreciate the wonderful handwork
and the many hours spent creating them.
I have always been able to sew on a button
and hem something simple.
This afternoon I spent 10 minutes or more trying to
thread a needle - maybe wrong size needle or thread.
Have had great difficulty hemming a pair of
gardening slacks. Either material is too heavy,
needle not sharp enough or my meager talent has left.
Guess I will stick to cooking and digging in the dirt.
Now I wonder how long that will last?
Sitting in my chair I suddenly remembered
the silver thimble my mother gave me.
It was one of her last gifts to me.
Her last years of life she could no longer sew.
The thimble was in a jewelery box and I quickly
It was tarnished and almost black.
Just finished cleaning and shining this special gift.
It fits perfectly
and brings back so many memories.