My mother has always been a very good sewer. We grew up with our dining room always having this huge cutting board on top of the dining table so she could measure and cut draperies. She made drapes for banks and well-to-do people of our small town. Some people wanted a roman shade or a different kind of valance fastened on a wooden frame. She would always come up with a way to make them what they wanted. My dad would build the wooden frame. She didn't charge enough but did a great job and so people were willing to wait on however long it took her to make it. People also came to her with mending or alterations when they couldn't so much as sew a button on. My sisters and I actually learned to cook under her direction while she was sewing. She was also a very good cook and some of my fondest memories are of her rolling out noodles and pie crusts.
She also sewed other projects. Today I am sharing towels she made. She is now 88 and while we were there for Christmas, she wanted to make sure everyone had several. She is losing her memory but is aware of it and is needing assistance so please pray for her.
Here is one hanging on the handle of a stove. She buys dish towels and cuts them in half then takes fabric scraps to cut out the top and makes a button hole and sews a button on.
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