Tuesday, December 16, 2008
When I was growing up we each were required to do about an hour (or maybe it was only a half hour) of work around the house each day. Anyhow it seemed like much longer than that when you are a preteen and teenager. Since there were 5 of us, it only took 2 to do dishes - one to wash and one to dry so my Mom found other chores for us to try to get out of!
I learned to sew and was often able to fulfill my chore requirement by sewing something for someone else in the family.
For Christmas the year I was about 15 I made red and white striped flannel nighties and PJ's for the whole family, including my little sister and brother's dolls. They even had those gripper snaps which I still don't like to put on anything.
I fulfilled my work requirement for several months to come making these.
My parents then had a photographer take family photos and used them for their Christmas Card that year. It's too bad we didn't have colored photos "in the olden days". We all wore these until they were totally worn out.
Can you find me in the photo?
Now to make this quilt related, I saved the scraps from all the things I made for the rest of the family and myself out of cotton (not the flannel) and they appear in 3 scrap quilts I made years and years ago.
Tonight's puzzle is another version of the family in their Christmas sleepwear.