Tuesday, November 06, 2007

meant to be


My mom loved to create things. She knit, crocheted, decorated and sewed. (She used A LOT of polyester, but hey, it was the 70's.) Anyway, my mom passed away in the early 80's when I was just a little girl. This awesome piece of fabric has been sitting in her cedar chest for about 25 years. A few years ago I asked my dad if I could have some of the fabric that was hers. He agreed, so I have been toting this piece around since then. The other night I decided to try my hand at skirt sewing. (Never mind that we just had our first few snow flurries of the season.) I didn't have to cut this piece of fabric a bit. I sewed it up the side. Hemmed the bottom. Sewed in a casing, added the elastic and sewed it up. It fits perfectly. Perfect length and everything.
I can't wait for summer so I can wear it.

My sweet, sweet boy said, "then when you wear it you can think of your mom."

Exactly.

35 comments:

HobbyMommy said...

Very nice! And what a fabulous way to think of your mom! Thanks for sharing!.

randi---i have to say said...

What a sweet thing for your guy to say!

The fabric is great!

Roxanne said...

That is great fabric - I guess we know where you got your good taste from. And a perfect title I think - meant to be.

Mama Urchin said...

Even better, when you wear it now you'll think of your mom and your sweet boy.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic fabric!! and a sweet story! Libby

kat said...

oh, this post made me go, "ohhhh".
what a sweet little boy you have there Amandajean.

The skirt is beautiful and I'm sure your mum would be so proud... and your dad and your son will love to see you in it.

de vliegende koe said...

Love it, the skirt, the story, your little boy, your memories.

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh my goodness, the heart melting sweetness of a little boy. :-)

Amy Jo said...

What a wonderful story!! And beautiful fabric!!

Karyn said...

What a great story and what a great skirt!

lera said...

Very pretty. I'm sure your mother would be very happy.

Just one more reason to look forward to warmer weather.

Jada2929 said...

That story just brought a ray of sunshine to my day. Thanks.

Tracy said...

Ahhh!!!

lina said...

Oh how lovely to have turned something so precious into such a sweet skirt. Very pretty.

mountain-quiltist said...

Sweeeeeeet!!

Shannon said...

That is such a perfect summer time skirt! So wonderful and to agree with everyone else, a wonderful way to wear a memory!

Kim said...

Isn't it fun when simple plans work so well? Cute skirt!

CONNIE W said...

Looks great...love that polyester...that's about all we had back then! Everyone was sewing clothes with it, including moi.

Heidijayhawk said...

meant to be indeed!

Euphoria said...

that is beautiful- I love the fabric.. and what a darling comment your little one made- so sweet!

Lorie said...

My mom has been gone almost 10 years now and I have a little frame with "Daughter - You are loved for the little girl you were...the special woman you are now...and the wonderful daughter you will always be." I'm not sure anyone can fully understand what I feel when I read this. A couple of years ago someone who was close to my mom gave me the highest compliment I can think of and told a close friend of mine that I remind her very much of my mom. I still cry when I think of it.

Sorry to be so sappy, but I'm so glad you have something to remind you of your mother!

Anina said...

How wonderful that you have something this special to remind you of your mom.

Elissa said...

The sweetest comment I have heard in ages. Funny how kids know what to say.

craftycherry said...

Hi there, love this site A LOT. Im new to the wirkd of blogging and would very much like to add a link to this blog of yours if I may. SO Im asking permission? I enjoy all your quilts and just ind yoiu to one of those amazing mothers out there who are so clever and inspirational. Hope you might find time to visit me though mine is a bit basic and still very much in the building.

monica said...

well... children have a knack for hitting the nail on the head,don't they?

beautiful

Hedgehog said...

Beautiful skirt - and a beautiful story behind it.

beki said...

Awww, what a meaningful skirt ;-)

Hip Mama Crafts said...

The skirt is beautiful! I can't wait to see it on! ~hj

a friend to knit with said...

oh, that is so sweet!
i love the skirt so much.
a very special skirt.

Shelli said...

I have an old dress of my grandmother's, z"l that I'm waiting to use in a quilt or something, too - just a bit scared to take the old scissors to it....

Linda said...

Aww, that is too cool! Sometimes things are just meant to be, and sometimes kids surprise you with the things they think about and say. What a neat way to have a connection with your Mom and your son at the same time even though the two never got to meet. Hugs to you my friend!

Chara Michele said...

It looks lovely! And what a wonderful story to be able to tell when someone compliments you on it!

Pieces said...

Adorable skirt! And a great story to go with it.

sulu-design said...

The fabric is lovely, the cut is adorable, and the sentiment is so sweet. What a darling boy you have.

Em said...

I love the skirt - what great fabric, and a wonderful story to go with it! Em