While looking at Lori's blog a couple days ago, was enamoured with her stitchery and had memories of when that was a favorite pastime. Of course that was before becoming addicted to rug hooking.
So will show you some relics which were kept for sentimental reasons. Back in the day I used to make many of the clothes for our family. I made swimsuits, snap crotch footie pj's for my son and even a wool 3 piece tailored suit which my husband Gary proudly wore to work with IBM. FYI, now I don't even want to hem pants or sew on a button...I digress....
So back in my late hippy days (early '70s) I sewed and embroidered a shirt for Gary and me. This is when the gauze cloth and bright flowers were in.
Yeah, you're seeing double because there really are two there. Gary's was on the left and had no embroidery at the bottom... he was a man ya know...so no fru fru there. But wanted mine to have a little extra trim at the bottom. Hey, laugh all you want but we really wore these things out in public.
But hey, last spring and summer I saw gauze clothing back in the stores here in my little town so this style is back in; or was back in ~ fashion always seems to recycle
Since gauze was hot and in style made myself another blouse but this one wasn't my favorite as I didn't like the string gathered neck and wasn't into altering it.
Denim shirts and jeans jackets have been in style for eons so I embroidered an eagle head onto the back of Gary's jeans jacket. My son was 13 at the time his dad passed and wouldn't fit into it decided to cut the eagle out and kept it.
My son recently looked at the eagle and knows when he has chosen the right item that I'll stitch it onto anything he wishes. Or, perhaps he might choose to frame it, who knows.
Lori, thanks for guiding me thru memory lane by your nifty stitchery.