Southern Belles Dream in Floral Print
When I was a little girl, I remember sitting with my grandmother at her sewing machine watching her create the most beautiful things, stitch by stitch, with love. Sewing was her passion and true gift. You would think that this might run in the family, but unfortunately it skipped a generation with me. What did not escape me was the drive to want to sew.
When we lived at Fort Hood, Texas I attempted an entire ensemble. I went BIG! When in Rome, right?! In this case…Texas! EVERYTHING IS BIG IN TEXAS! I made a matching skirt, pocketbook, headband, and a necklace out of what I considered to be the absolute most fabulous fabric. A print that would do any Southern Belle proud. …A HUGE FLORAL PRINT by the Queen of Floral Prints, Amy Butler. My non-southern friends would call this print curtains or perhaps, a tablecloth.
Well, I was just so proud of my accomplishment I decided church was the perfect place for the debut. Jesus would surely love my outfit. It was indeed the latest addition in the Sunday Best category of my wardrobe. My husband was deployed at the time, so I attended church with my battle buddy and Southern Army sister Jenny. When I slipped down the pew to sit by her, I could see the “Bless Your Heart” glow become her. She got one look at me and whispered, “Gwynie, You look like the cover of a McCall’s pattern. If you are planning to lunch with me today, you must lose at a minimum the head-piece and the pocketbook.” Well, we both laughed ourselves silly. I did lose a piece or two of my ensemble for lunch.
…BUT HONEY! BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY, “I sure did treat my walk from the church pew to the car like a runway.”
Sparkle! Sparkle! XX, gwyn
Dedicated to my dear southern sister and Army Battle Buddy, Jenny. #Long Story Short
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