Friday, April 22, 2016
Christmas Dress by Emma
I don't have anything crafty from my grandmother. She didn't sew much but gardened and cooked and we all ate up her lovely creations. She also prayed and prayed and read her Bible and told us all what to do.
After my mother moved to Michigan and we were doing craft shows all over, she sewed dresses for Jackie and me. I would drop off the cut-out clothes and almost before I got home, she would have them finished.
(I only lived four blocks away.)
She died in 1996 of COPD and she was 84 years old. She is buried in Graves County, Kentucky, her home.
Recently Jackie had asked me to make a doll that would fit all these left-over Christmas dresses. I didn't come up with anything new but one of my angels fits nicely. Jackie will probably change the hair and the face to suit her style but once again my mothers dresses will get to go to the craft mall or a show. and that will make us happy.
I pass my mother's little cottage house almost every day and think of her. I always wish I could stop in.
Thankfully, the little house was bought by a lady who appreciated everything about it and she has kept it
quaint and sweet as it always was. The dogwood outside the back door will bloom soon, I am waiting for it.