I was pulling things out from under the bed and came across this box of treasure:
There is a whole bundle of 60s and 70s cotton/polycotton, together with all these hexies
which I pieced round bits of Italian revision when I was about 15 (and had very neat handwriting):
One of the bits of fabric is actually this:
It's a tiered skirt I had sewed a year earlier, which I hoped would help me get off with a boy in my class! I went potato picking to earn enough money for cowboy boots to wear with this skirt, but lost confidence and never bought them. I didn't get the boy either - I was generally hopeless even if I did have neat handwriting and we just looked longingly at each other across the floor of the school disco. I think I was supposed to ask my friend to ask his friend to ask him if he fancied a slow dance.
Earlier me: if only you knew what you know now. But what to make with the hexies?!
Do you have some fabric with a story attached? Something from a special piece of clothing, or that was given to you by someone else? I'd really like to hear about it.
If you like life stories, I thought this one in Live a Colorful Life's Farmer's Wife series was very touching.
It's the first of the month (July, who'd have thought it...) and I'm linking up to the Small Blog Meet at Lily's Quilts today - it's for
bloggers with under 50 readers and it's always fun for discovering new
blogs. If you're visiting, hello:-)