Tuesday, February 19, 2013

In the works {Pieces of Patsy}

My mom will be gone 13 years this April. I still remember her sewing shop - It was the store front of a building her friend owned in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. There was a clogging studio in the back that her friend taught out of. Ever see the cloggers at Dolly Wood?!? Years ago that is where they would practice.  I used to play in the store window people watching, or talking to all the cloggers who came in and out while I listened to the hum of my moms machine. We moved and she gave up having her own shop when buying clothes were cheaper than having them made. I never learned how to sew from her and I still regret it. BUT when she passed away I proudly kept her Kenmore machine. I learned to sew on it and was ever so blessed to have a mother-in-law who is...you guessed it, a wonderful {seamstress} to help me when I couldn't figure things out. God sure gave me the cake and icing on that one :) My mother-in-law bought me a new machine a couple of months ago - SEW surprised and SEW excited!

Now that I have a machine I can depend on, I'm opening up my own shop. It may not have a store front window for my kids to people watch out of but I'll love it just the same :) I'm sewing items to stock my selves and will hopefully have it up and running within a week or two. 

The name Pieces of Patsy is to honor my mother as her nickname growing up was Patsy. Hopefully this little venture will bless my family with a little extra income as it did for our family growing up.

Here is my daughter in the first items made. Isn't she a sweet little thing?!?

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