~SEWING NOTEBOOK FROM GIRL SCOUTS~
Honestly...did anyone have a clue...
that the little 11 year old girl
who worked so hard to earn her sewing badge
would one day sew and paint for a living?
If someone had asked me that question when I was just a young girl I'd have said
I despised HomeEc (and Mrs. Wylie despised me!)
Even so...I actually LONGED to fill up my dark green sash with lots and lots colorful badges! But~as my money-conscience daddy once said (after inquiring about earning my camera/picture taking badge) "Becky Sue~I cannot afford to buy you film for a camera I can't afford to buy!" :(
And so...I spent most of my time earning the
"less costly" badges.
You know the kind, right?
Sewing, Painting/Art, etc.
Little did I know those early (and innocent) decisions would one day change the course of my life!
And thanks my Mother and her "You WILL finish what you start, Rebecca" I was
FORCED ENCOURAGED to practice, practice, practice ALL those sewing stitches learned way back when...
(I actually think it would have been a good idea if somebody had talked to me about my dreadful
or at LEAST proofed my work!!!)
This was the FIRST of about a "ga-jillion" buttons I've sewn in place in my life!
I actually remember making this notebook (a badge requirement back then)! I can also tell you I've used all the the techniques I did all those years ago!
Thank-you, Momma, for your simple instructions and for your gentle,faithful teachings.
I will always believe I learned from the best!
It's been a while since I shared this with you...
but it bears repeating...
at least it does to me...
was BY FAR the smartest thing
I ever learned to do!
Today I'm soooo thankful that I had a mother who saw to it that I stayed on track and didn't travel too far from the well-beaten path...
I don't have a picture of me in my Girl Scout uniform but I do have this one I've shown you once before. It was taken back in 1963 or so of my big sister Linda and I when she was a Brownie Girl Scout. My Mom didn't want me to feel left out and so she made me the little brown frock you see above.
She called me "Her Pixie".
Learn to sew!
You may just love it!
Blessings to you for a lovely day.
Love to you...