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?

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