Saturday, December 20, 2014
Mamma taught me to sew when I was young on a treddle.. I must admit, for years, I let her do all of the hard parts. It took some time to coordinate the foot action with getting the sewing needle speed just right.
Down through the years, I have watched my mother sew. Mamma taught me how to sew anything that I wanted to make. After I married, I only sewed small bags and simple items, until Sam got engaged.
"Let's make an heirloom quilt;" I decided. That put us back on the sewing track again. We worked for six months making this lovely wedding knot quilt. Mamma did about 80% of the work, and I did 20%.
Later, when Matty and Nora were preparing to marry and move to Hawaii, Mamma and I found a new pattern, and created a lovely quilt with an ocean theme. Mamma was slowing down, and only did 50% of the quilt. We laughed and talked as we sewed.
My mother is getting tired at 92, and the old treddle was replaced numerous times. My Mom has had to learn as her sewing machine has changed. Today, once again, it is time for a new machine. I am bringing it down to her this afternoon. Just the thought of Mamma still sewing at 92 makes me smile!
I will post a shot of her sewing tomorrow!