Which was wonderful!!!
I have very vivid memories of my mother and I heading to the local fabric store, spending quite a lot of time perusing those extremely large pattern books...then heading to the drawers to find the actual PATTERN to purchase before wandering through the aisles and aisles of fabric. I loved that. I loved hiding in between the bolts of fabric.
My mother sewed a LOT of clothes for my brothers and I. We wore many of her shirts and mom still has a picture of the three of us standing in our made-by-mom shirts. Stripes were big in those days! Thinking about mom, spending a lot of time watching her, cutting, preparing, sewing, threading the sewing machine, and hearing the sound of the machine whirring, reminds me of a simpler time. Thanks Mom, for showing me how to sew, knit, crochet, and a whole lot more. You're the best!