Sunday, July 12, 2009

Weekend Project: Oldest "Fabric" in Stash

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.

~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

On Friday, Cindy of Learn2SewFlorida posed a guest question. She asked to hear stories about the oldest pieces of fabric in people's stashes. So far, we've heard some wonderful stories and if you haven't read the comments to that post yet, I highly recommend it! (You can read the stories here.)

So, I've only been sewing for 9 years, and I don't really have any special stories of long-term residents in my stash. But I remembered that I do have a very special textile-based treasure that has been with me for about 30 years. A dear friend in high school made a peasant blouse for me and decorated it with beautiful needlework of her own design...

Needless to say, this blouse will be with me for the rest of my life. Beyond the undeniable beauty of the handiwork, the beauty of her friendship shines strong and powerful. :)

If you have a wonderful story to go with the oldest piece of fabric in your stash, please share it with me and Cindy in the comments to my Friday post. If you'd rather share it on your blog with photos, then let me know and I'll add a link in my "Talk Back Thursday" post next week.

Happy Sewing to everyone! :)


BConky said...

She must have loved you tons to do so much handwork. What a treasure.

gwensews said...

She thought a lot of you to make something so special for you. Looking at the style of that blouse, I remember wearing similar garments in the 60s. Peasant tops-that brings back memories!

Unknown said...

What a special treasure!
I have a lengthy question, but didn't see your email address. Check out the end of my last blog post, and you can reply via comments, if you have the time.
Thanks in advance!

Christine said...

That is beautiful and a great memory!