Hi Quilting Pals,
Sharon and I are participating in the #31dayblogchallenge2019 with http://www.muppin.com and today’s topic is “If I could sew with …”.
I think that my choice of sewing companion would be my Grandma Passmore. If I could sew with her again, I would thank her for teaching me to embroider. She never looked at the front of my work until the back was thoroughly inspected to ensure that I was not sloppy as I was working my design. I think that I was 10 or 11 when she announced that she wouldn’t be embroidering ever again because I had mastered the technique.
Grandma was much more than just my embroidery coach, she was a weaver who carded, spun and dyed her own wool. I would love to have her teach me what she used when she was dying the wool. I recall that she used beets, onions and many other natural items to do her dying (sometimes she used indigo that a friend of hers from India would send to her), but I really don’t know. Just to pick her brain for one afternoon would be amazing!
I can picture us enjoying a cup of tea and her telling me about her world travels as well as stories about her childhood. I haven’t forgotten my notebook at home (for a change) and after we have visited, I would have copious notes from our conversation which will always keep her close even though she passed away many years ago. Looking back, I could have learned so much from her but as a busy child, I just didn’t make the time.