Saturday, September 11, 2010

Memory of Mama #5

Hello! I didn't get around to posting anything yesterday. I am laid up on the couch most of the day because my right leg, the one that took the worst burn hurts/burns when I walk. But I can't stay down all day so when I do get up I try to come post on my blog or do something else I can't do on the couch. I tried yesterday posting on my blog through my iPod, but it wouldn't let me do that. We now have wireless Internet in the house so I can check my stuff online on my iPod, but I can't post anything on here.

Today I wanted to talk about how great of a seamstress my mama was. She taught herself to sew, just like almost everything else she did. She taught herself which is amazing. She told me that she would get hard patterns and make herself sew them to learn how to do them. She made a lot of our clothes including our Easter outfits every year. She, my sisters and I would have matching dressings and my dad and brothers would have matching shirts. Every year she would spend two or three weeks making all our Easter outfits.

Now I can't truthfully say when I was teenager I liked wearing matching clothes, but I did it cause Mama wanted us to. We really had no choice in the matter lol. But it was always a big ordeal about going to pick out the pattern for the dresses and then picking out what material we wanted. The dresses were different each year and the boys shirts were usually a western design but different material.

Easter outfits were not the only clothes she made for us, but they were very memorable. I remember Mama making our Bible character outfits for Bible character night at church, she made flower girl dresses, ring bearer suit, and so many other "regular" articles of clothes for her children.

Here are some pictures of the clothes she made.

This is the whole family except James Greg (this was taken before he was born) Easter of 1998

This is everyone except my dad because he was the one taking the picture. Easter of 2000

My siblings and me. Easter of 2001 or 2002. Can't remember exactly when.

This is everyone except my dad and Maria Rose and James Greg (because they were not born). Easter of 1995 or 1996.

Carla, Jared, Mandy, and me. Easter of 1995 or 1996.

Carla, Jared and me. Easter of 1995 or 1996.

Jared, Mandy, Carla and me. Easter of 1997 I think.

Carla and me. Easter of 1993 I think.

I apologize I can't remember some the years exactly, but they kinda get confusing lol. But it's pretty accurate.

Okay, I'm going to close now. I need to go lay back down cause my leg is really burning right now since I'm sitting upright. I will try and scan the pictures of Mama's home made cakes later on and post them since I promised I would do that at some point. Hope you all have a great night!



Jackie said...

Paige, your "sewing" memories are very sweet, and I appreciate your sharing them. Yes, they are some very precious memmories! Each day we pray for your healing and recovery from your burns. You are a very special treasure to us.
In God's love, Grandpa and Grandma