Do you remember your very first sewing kit?
Mine was received at Christmas many, many years ago. It was from my Aunt and Uncle from back East. (We lived on the West Coast of the United States) And I can remember thinking that it was the very best present ever....my very own sewing kit! And yes, being the sentimental type, I still have it:
Were you young? A teenager? An adult? When you received your very first sewing kit? I was young, probably still in elementary school, as I can remember my hands being small as I stitched the contents of this little red basket together:
Oh the combination of yarn, felt and cotton...along with embellishments of ric-rak and buttons...I was hooked! My mom taught me my first braid. I learned to carefully stitch so spaces didn't show inbetween. I loved having my own little basket of sewing "stuff".
I felt proud to be a little like my mom who always sewed our clothes: (Yes...here you have it, an "adorable" version of myself at five years old. This was my Kindergarten Graduation and as you can tell by my expression, I was a Tomboy thinking: "I hate this hair, this dress, OMG do I really have to wear these tights...they itch!" It's okay...my mom knows, as I got in trouble for running around trying to "smoosh" that beehive down before we even left the house! I probably got a hole in those tights too! LOL!)
|Kindergarten Graduation -Arizona 1970|
Anyhoo...it's Christmas! Is there a young one on your list you could put a little burlap sewing kit together for? Perhaps you too will plant the seeds of a future quilter.
(Even if they are a tomboy at heart...ya just never know!)