Materials at hand

I was thinking about Miss Alice this morning. She was my mother's mother and an expert in frugal living. She made patchwork quilts and rag rugs from used clothes and household linens.  Her handiwork was colorful and serviceable. At lunch time, she opened the doors to the pantry and the refrigerator to survey what was at … Continue reading Materials at hand

A Simple Stitch

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of my learning to sew.  I learned to sew because I am a farm girl.  It was an essential part of the education, as was cooking, gardening, and gathering eggs.  The first seven years of sewing were painful and tedious to me, because I wanted to be reading or … Continue reading A Simple Stitch