I chose the name of the blog because years ago I thought of it as a business name when I was heavy into quilting...by hand, none of that machine stuff back then. I am now long past that time and since retiring a few years ago felt the need to make stuff again. Anything to distract me from cooking and cleaning is good.
My mother was a seamstress who could stitch up anything from a wedding dress to upholstery to doll clothes. I had the luxury of showing her a picture in Seventeen magazine (the fashion bible of teens back then) and she could magically recreate it AND in my size. Her sewing customers started giving her thimbles as gifts and that was the start of the collection I now have.
I will be posting pictures of the collection in parts. Here is the first chapter in the collecting
story. It is not the oldest group but the only one I have a really good photo of so far since I did not have to photograph through glass.