I have an aunt who has been creating, sewing, crocheting, cooking, serving others her entire life....eight full decades. .... let me introduce you to (drum roll please)...
my AUNT MARCINE.I can imagine her as a little girl planted at her mother's feet and learning all she could to soak in all the instructions her mother could deliver. You would most likely find her hands filled with a project...sometimes sewing, other times embroidering, and then it could be something she is crocheting. Here she is on a picnic with my parents as young married embroidering what looks to be a tablecloth:
|Love the little box by her side holding her sewing supplies.|
She sewed clothes for her nine children (including underwear for her boys) and my uncle.
Aren't those handmade pjs adorable?
One year for Christmas, she sent my three sisters and I little clowns to put our PJ's inside.
My sister still has hers...I only wish I had mine.
When I was in college, my sister and I went to her house and she showed us how to bottle strawberry jam. And on one of my recent visits to her house, I walked in the door and found her in the kitchen finishing up bottling some peaches....she made it look so easy. I wonder how many bottles she has filled (and "canned") over the years...I suspect it is many thousands.
She crocheted this wonderful blanket for me, using her leftover yarns from previous projects. You see, she does not let anything go to waste. I love to wrap up in this treasure while watching TV.
Several years ago she made fabric bags to cook potatoes in the microwave oven for each of us in my family.
|Love the color of this beautiful vase|
which was given to me from a dear friend who
was downsizing from her large home.
The best buns on the planet.
This past Christmas, she made each of my sisters, brother and I a table runner. Each one was made from a different fabric. I put my runner underneath the Lazy Susan in the middle of my island.
I think they were headed into the hands of some 10 and ll year old girls in her church.
I don't know of a more giving or talented woman....her hands have been in constant motion her entire life. My hat is off to you dear Aunt Marcine.