Monday, March 25, 2013
Sewing For Giving
When my son went to college, I took a second job at a fabric store near my house. I worked all day at a mortgage company, rushed home, fed the dog, changed into slacks and a tee shirts and headed for a delightful store full of fabrics. It was a moment to moment inspiration as I cut each fabric for the customers. I was home by 9:30, sewing by 10:00 and forced myself to quit so I could get the rest for the work the next day. I was paid $1.10 an hour which was scale back then, and in retrospect, I paid them to work there. I worked 3 days a week from 6PM to 9:00, all day Saturday and noon til 5PM on Sunday and I think everytime I left the store, I was carrying a bag of delightful fabrics. This was 2-1/2 years of buying in 1987-1989. I think I still have some of that fabric in tubs... I am the proverbial ole' lady who has the bumper sticker that says "she who dies with the most fabric, WINS". (I need a bumper sticker for paper addiction as well).
I sew willy nilly things... my favorite description for picking up a cut of fabrics and on the spot deciding what I wanted to sew with it. Now, at long last, I have another "cause" which is a delightful place called Lucy Anne's Place. This is an Adult Day Care Center in the conclave of Benevilla in Sun City West. I sew, they take it. How much better could that be?... They have little games, Bingo, and daily activities that allow a drawing for a winner. And now they have a big tub of "things" to chose from that I have donated.
Below are some bibs I just made for my high school friend who had a stoke. Her towel bibs are now replaced with bright and colorful bibs from me.