Monday, March 7, 2011
Celebrate Women's History Month
I found this great article to Celebrate Women's History Month. All about sewing and our relationship with it. First, we sewed out of need, then self expression. I have sewed clothes when I had very little money to spend. I sewed wedding gowns and all sorts of other items for customers to help support us. Now, I quilt, sew clothes and accessories for the fun and satisfaction of doing it. I started sewing in 1973, when I was 6. My mom taught me first and I loved it! I can still remember the smell of oil and the anticipation when the motor groaned, but hadn't taken off yet! I can not imagine not sewing. I view it as freedom and a connection to the past, not oppression. What is your story?