Childhood Revisited…

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Childhood Revisited…

IMG_4805You may recall reading somewhere on my blog about how I learned to sew as a child. My grandmother (on my mom’s side) taught me to do embroidery when I was around 6 or 7. I always admired my Grandmother’s work and she would often sit in the front room of her house working on something while watching  the giant console TV that you remember if you are of a certain age.

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Recently, my mom came across my first real embroidery project from back then. This sweet little blanket with a young deer enjoying the flowers. I remember going downtown to the old Woolworth’s store to pick out a project, DMC embroidery floss, and my very own embroidery hoop.

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I remember using this blanket when I would play with my baby dolls. I was surprised my mom still had it after all these years. I’m going to fix a few stitches on it and then make it into a pillow as a nice reminder of how it all started.

6 thoughts on “Childhood Revisited…

  1. Beth LaMotte

    What a sweet story to start my day with. Thank you for sharing such a touching memory!

  2. Created by Bella

    Thank you for the trip down memory lane. I too had a similar experience, but unfortunately do not have anything that I created at an early age. Your mentioning of Woolworths gave me a chuckle though, I remember it well. Cherish your blanket and thanks again for sharing.

  3. Amy L

    Melt my heart. Such a treasured memory and dear deer. (Couldn’t resist…) As a pillow you can enjoy it every day.

  4. Cathy Valdez

    Steph…was the Woolworth downtown Denver on 16th st? Same memories!!!!
    I loved the sewing dept. and the cards!!! My mom embroidered a lot and I learned as well such WONDERFUL DAYS!!!

  5. Needle and Foot

    Oh, I love this Stephanie. How wonderful that your mom tucked this away and kept it for you. What a sweet story! <3

  6. Needle and Foot

    PS – My grandmothers both had console TV sets. 🙂

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