Monday, June 3, 2019
My mind works differently than anyone else I know. Like my issue with road maps. I know North, South, East and West using a map. But I want the top of the map to be the direction that we are traveling. You know, just like your GPS map. I LOVE GPS, except when it takes us WAY out of our way...then I get out the trusty map and guide Terry to a better route, lol. AND I have poor depth perception.
I have a blog friend that posted about stitching with her grand daughter. Lots of my blog friends stitch with their kids and grands. I love that because it ensures that the craft will live on. That got me to thinking about how I learned to sew. I'm 67 so you can figure how long it has been since I was in school. Personally, school came easy for me and I think our educational system back then in some ways was far superior to what most kids in this area have today. I knew I would not go to college due to finances and family situation. Clerical classes were offered in high school and I too all that were offered. I also had an elective each year and chose to learn to sew. In our technical age, kids have so much more to learn, so classes offered today are far different that back in the 60s. However, like a lot of states Indiana offers a voucher system in which they divert public school funds to charter schools, but don't monitor the schools that receive the funds. It is one of my pet peeves about living here.
I have to laugh when I think back about when my daughter was young. She didn't want anything to do with sewing, probably because I used to drag her to the fabric store. She DID love the clothes I made her. She always told me she would never sew. However, when here kids were small she asked for one of my machines so she could make the kid's Halloween costumes. Let me tell you, what she created was amazing and without a pattern or any sewing education at all. Once when she was laid off from her job during a recession, she paid her bills by selling re-fashioned clothes on Ebay. She had an eye for creating Goth clothes and sold everything she created. It was a fad at that time.
Grateful: I am especially grateful to know how to sew and embroider.
Posted by Carol- Beads and Birds at 8:59 AM