mercoledì 1 novembre 2017

The ancient Art of Sewing.


From the manner in which a woman draws her thread at every stitch of her needlework, 
any other woman can surmise her thoughts.  

~Honoré de Balzac



Grandmother Emma, ​​mom's Mom, after completing her compulsory education, went to learn how to sew in such a prestigious dressmaking's that worked for the most affluent and welthy Gentlemen and Ladies in Genoa (I'm talking about the early 1900s); still a maiden, being the last one to arrive, she was delivering the clothes just finished directly to the home of those who ordered them or went to their homes to take the test measures and then bring them back to the laboratory for the finishing touches with perfect measurements - she told me about dream apartments, such as those we may see in the movies - and she soon, being a work of love for her, became a very capable dressmaker with unspeakable precision, specialized mainly in the preparation of trousers, one of the most difficult garments amongst all the clothes to sew !


Grandmother Emma as a young girl



Imagine how charmed I could feel while seeing her sewing when her ability had reached its peak, at a speed for me, who a little girl, really incredible: when she sewed her tiny points all perfectly identical to each other so much to look like if they were sewed with the machine, and when she was sewing with her very heavy machine, inserted in the briar root furniture, typical of the forties and fifties, the speed with which that needle went up and down ... well, I didn't even saw it, and in a moment the seam was made ... for me she was a sort of 'needle fairy', she was so able, so that soon, among her many colleagues, she became shortly the best in a quite short time and often the most difficult works came to her, not by chance !

My Grandfather used to watch my abduction in observing her and often told me:
- Learn, learn how to sew little darling, for a woman the art of sewing is so precious ( Mom didn't want to learn it since she didn't like it all )!
which stimulated my desire to learn what seemed to me to be almost a magical art, that in very few moments turned pieces of fabric in garments, to say the least perfect, or that, wonderfully, if they were blown, it was able to repaired them ...
And so I could not really escape from the desire to learn how to use the needle, discovering in sewing not only an art of extreme utility, but also a very relaxing, fulfilling one that can go hand with hand with creativity and inspiration when it is applied with passion.


Grandmother Emma and Grandfather Gino at the time of their engagement



I remember with love the patience and the passion with which she taught me to sew the first buttons (I was only 6 years old) and then to pin, to baste, to make the first seams by hand and then to use her sewing machine, with her great anxiety, because it had no protection for the fingers, and it was driven by a large, heavy iron pedal to which I originally came to feet when my age was low and my still low stature didn't allow me to reach it: I needed two cushions on my chair to reach the seam plan, but I was getting away from the pedal that I literally used with the tip of my feet's fingers.

With her help I prepared my home-made trousseau when I got married, and when Daddy retired, just considering this passion of mine, gave me as a gift a more modern, lightweight and handy sewing machine, and even today, that I'm sure, she keeps on following me and driving me from Up Above, whenever I hold her scissors which so much have worked in her hand, I feel her presence by my side, almost as if she would still drive me; unfortunately, time is always too limited for all the interests and passions of mine, so I am forced to devote a little time to sewing, as well as to embroidery, but as soon as I can, I try to forget all the rest and allow myself to enjoy a little bit of this passion, especially to make the home more welcoming during this period of the year when we spend more time in our nest enjoying the warmth of the hearth.

Days ago I have been delighted to sew these little things


that, with the addition of some of our woods gifts, have become the centerpiece of our kitchen for these Autumn days ... 




Ah, Autumn, the season which brings us back to our homes waiting for the fascination of Winter that's so wonderful to contemplate behind the window panes !

Thank you Grandma for helping me and for passing me down this talent ... although I will never be as good and skillful as you were, to sew goes on representing a relaxing and satisfying activity for me, able to create pretty and communicating warmth objects with which 'to dress' the intimacy of our home ... and thank you for having always been by my side to the last with your so precious Love.



Dearest Friends and Readers of mine, 
before than taking my leave of you,
with the deepest gratitude ever, 
let me send you all my love !


See you soon 💕












Dal modo in cui una donna tira il filo ad ogni punto del suo lavoro di cucito,
qualsiasi altra donna può supporre i suoi pensieri.


~ Honoré de Balzac



- fotografia 1 




Nonna Emma, la mamma di mamma, dopo aver concluso le scuole dell'obbligo, andò ad imparare a cucire in un'allora prestigiosa sartoria che lavorava per i più abbienti signori di Genova ( vi parlo dei primi anni del 1900 ); ancora fanciulla, essendo l'ultima arrivata, era lei che consegnava gli abiti appena ultimati direttamente a casa di chi li ordinava e che si recava a domicilio per prendere le misure di prova per poi riportare gli indumenti in laboratorio da ultimare con le misure perfette, - mi raccontava di appartamenti da sogno, come quelli che si vedono nei films - e che presto, trattandosi altressì di un lavoro che la appassionava, divenne un'abilissima sarta dalla precisione indicibile, specializzata soprattutto nella preparazione di pantaloni da uomo, uno dei capi d'abbigliamento più difficili in assoluto da confezionare !



- fotografia 2 - Nonna Emma da ragazzina



Immaginate quanto potesse affascinarmi il vederla cucire, quando ormai la sua abilità aveva raggiunto l'apice, ad una velocità per me, bambina ancora piccola, incredibile: quando cuciva a mano i suoi punti piccolissimi erano tutti perfettamente identici l'uno all'altro tanto da sembrare dati con la macchina, quando cuciva con la sua pesantissima macchina, inserita nel mobile di radica, tipico degli anni quaranta-cinquanta, la velocità con cui quell'ago andava su e giù ... io neppure lo vedevo, ed in un attimo la cucitura era fatta ... per me era una sorta di fata dell'ago, era davvero bravissima, tanto che presto tra le sue numerose colleghe in breve tempo era infatti divenuta a suo tempo la migliore e spesso i lavori più cavillosi capitavano a lei, non a caso !

Il nonno, nel vedere il mio rapimento nell'osservarla, era solito dirmi:
- Impara, impara a cucire piccola mia, che per una donna l'arte del cucito è preziosissima !
il che non faceva che incentivare il mio desiderio di apprendere quello che mi sembrava un fare quasi magico, che nell'arco di pochissimi istanti trasformava pezzi di stoffa staccati in capi d'abbigliamento a dir poco perfetti o che, meravigliosamente, se sdruciti, li riparava ...
E così non potei davvero sottrarmi dalla volontà di imparare ad usare l'ago, scoprendo nel cucire non solo un'arte di estrema utilità, ma anche decisamente rilassante, appagante, che si piega alla creatività e all'estro, quando è applicata con passione.



- fotografia 3 - Nonna Emma e Nonno Gino all'epoca del loro fidanzamento



Ricordo con amore la pazienza e la passione con cui m'insegnò a cucire i primi bottoni (avevo allora 6 anni) e poi a spillare, imbastire, a fare le prime cuciture a mano e poi quelle a macchina, con sua grande ansia, perché la sua macchina da cucire non aveva alcuna protezione per le dita, ed era azionata da un grande, pesante pedale in ferro al quale dapprincipio i miei piedi stentavano ad arrivare data la mia tenera età e la mia ancora esigua statura: mi ci voleva il cuscino sulla seggiola per raggiungere il piano di cucitura, ma così mi allontanavo sempre di più dal pedale che azionavo letteralmente in con la punta delle dita dei piedi !

Con il suo aiuto mi sono preparata il corredo per la casa quando mi sono sposata, dato che quando papà andò in pensione mi fece dono di una macchina da cucire portatile, più moderna, leggere e maneggevole della sua, ed ancor oggi, che, ne sono certa, mi continua a seguire e guidare dall'alto dei Cieli, ogni qualvolta prendo in mano le sue forbici che tanto, tanto hanno lavorato nelle sue mani, sento la sua presenza al mio fianco, quasi come se ancora mi guidasse; purtroppo il tempo è sempre troppo limitato per i miei interessi e le mie passioni, per cui al cucito, così come al ricamo, sono costretta a dedicare ben poco tempo, ma non appena posso, cerco di dimenticare il resto e mi lascio andare a questa passione, soprattutto per rendere la casa più accogliente in quei momenti dell'anno in cui trascorriamo più tempo nel nostro nido cercando appagamento nel calore del focolare domestico.

Giorni fa mi sono dedicata con diletto a confezionare queste piccole cose 



- fotografia 4 - zucche di stoffa confezionate da me



che, con l'aggiunta di alcuni doni dei nostri boschi, sono divenute il centro tavola della nostra cucina in questi giorni di autunno ... 



- fotografia 5, fotografia 6 e fotografia 7 - centrotavola autunnale



Ah, l'autunno, la stagione che ci riconduce nelle nostre case in attesa del fascino dell'inverno da contemplare dietro i vetri delle nostre finestre !


Grazie nonna per avermi aiutata e per avermi tramandato questo tuo talento ... anche se mai diventerò brava ed abile come te, il cucito continua a rappresentare per me un'attività distensiva ed appagante grazie alla quale poter realizzare anche oggetti graziosi e che comunicano il calore con cui vestire l'intimità della nostra dimora ... e grazie per essermi sempre stata vicino fino all'ultimo con il tuo Amore. 





Carissimi Amici e Lettori,
prima di prendere congedo da Voi,
con la più profonda gratitudine che mai,
lasciate che vi invii il mio più sentito affetto !


A presto 💕










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85 commenti:

  1. My wife is a very proficient seamstress and does fine quality work. It is a true testament to the creative spirit to watch her assemble what are at that point pieces of fabric, start to lay them out in the design for which she has created a pattern, and ultimately (several weeks later) produce a quilt. In the meantime she makes many more pedestrian items but all finished with the same finesse.

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    1. @ David Gascoigne
      it's almost touching to see a woman sewing, isn't it, it is as if what she has in her mind and in her soul become something real !

      Thanking you so, so much both for visiting and for writing your so lovely comment,
      I'm sending hugs and love to you ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  2. DAni, le tue parole in ricordo della amata nonna mi hanno commosso. Anch'io provo la stessa "protezione e guida" quando lavoro con gli attrezzi di mia madre, anch'essa sarta. NOn abbandonare mai il ricamo, è un'arte meravigliosa che non deve andare persa, una fonte inesauribile di stimolo e soddisfazione personale. Un caro, affettuoso saluto

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    1. @ THE SEW THERAPY
      mia cara, hai ragione, è proprio un senso di protezione e guida, quasi di conforto che anch'io avverto nell'impugnare le sue forbici, i suoi fili, ... tutto ciò che mi è rimasto di lei e di questo suo mondo, hai trovato le parole più appropriate !

      Grazie di cuore per questo tuo bellissimo commento, mia dolce Anna Maria,
      ti abbraccio augurandoti una serena giornata ...
      oggi noi commemoriamo i nostri defunti ...
      ... un caro pensiero per i tuoi ♥∗✿*✿∗♥

      Elimina
  3. What a wonderful tribute to your grandmother. So precious.

    I love your table centerpiece. They are most beautiful.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥♥♥

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    1. @ Sandee
      I heartily thank you my lovely friend, you're always so adorable !

      Wishing you a most beautiful remainder of your week,
      and a great month of November ❥

      Elimina
  4. As always, you inspire me, dear Dany. Such a beautiful, heartfelt post, my friend. And oh, those pumpkins are just darling!

    Happy November, dear one. Love and hugs!

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    1. @ Stephanie
      Love and hugs to you too, Dearest One,
      you're such a bright light to my heart, you never fail to fill it with joy and blessings !

      Hope you're having a great week so far,
      I'm wishing you most lovely days to come,
      always thinking of you with heartfelt love ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  5. I love to sew! I make oodles of baby quilts for oodles of our family's babies!

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    1. @ Kathe W.
      sewing is such a heartwarming activity which is able to gratify one's heart, isn't it ?
      Expecially when we do sew using our creativity too ;)

      Thanking you for gracing my blog today, Dearie,
      I'm sending my dearest love across the many miles ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  6. Hello, Dany, your centerpiece is lovely. You are creative and a talented sewer. I have tried sewing but except for buttons and hems, I am not creative. Wonderful post. Happy November, have a happy Wednesday!

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    1. @ eileeninmd
      I thank you wholeheartedly for your so beautiful words, but let me say that if we all would have the same talents, our world would be quite boring, don't you think so, lovely friend of mine ?!?
      You're such a keen and capable birdwatcher and photographer, I do admire you so much !

      Hope you're having the best of weeks,
      I'm wishing you most lovely coming days,
      with utmost gratitude ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  7. How lovely your grandmother was!
    I love your centerpiece. It is so pretty.
    My grandmother also sewed very well and she did crochet as well.
    Sending hugs to you Dany

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    1. @ annie
      you're always such an adorable friend, your so sweet and beautiful words always put a smile on my face and make my day, thank you, Lovely Lady !

      Blessings of joy are sent on your way, today ⊰✽*✽⊱

      Elimina
  8. Your Grandparents make a very handsome couple Dany. A lovely post. You have have indeed inherited your Grandmothers wonderful talent. Your centerpiece is gorgeous!
    Enjoy your November :)

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    1. @ Prunella Pepperpot
      oh they were such a wonderful copule even in their more mature age, and they loved each other so so much, they were an example to follow in everything !
      You're too generous with me Dearie, I'm not so very talented, but I do love sewing and I manage doing something for my home, and something for my family too, sometimes :)

      May your month of November be as beautiful as you,
      my lovely friend ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  9. Che dolcezza, Daniela ,capisco la bellezza di questi ricordi !
    Riesci a farci partecipi di così tante belle cose ... anche tu sei una sorta di fata ... di penna , e non solo , viste le tue deliziose zucche di stoffa!
    Con affetto,
    Franca

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    1. @ Franca
      mia cara, le tue parole mi hanno commossa ... e non è la prima volta che accade, la tua sensibilità accarezza il mio cuore !

      Ti invio un abbraccio forte di affetto e di gratitudine,
      grazie,
      le tue parole mi hanno stretta in un tenero abbraccio ❥

      Elimina
  10. How precious it is that your grandmother taught you to sew! It's something i cannot do (the last time i went near a sewing machine, my friend made me promise to never go near one again!), but i admire tremendously those who can.

    Your centerpiece is lovely, you learned so very well.

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    1. @ messymimi
      Dearie, I'm sure you're able in so many other arts, we are not all equal, oh my word, how awful and boring our world would be !

      With sincere thankfulness,
      I'm sending hugs and smiles on your day ಌ❀ಌ

      Elimina
  11. What a tribute to you grandmama, lovely thoughts and beautiful pictures of gracious living! I need to get back to sharing more, Sandi

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    1. @ Sandi
      I so love reading your comment, dearest friend, you always fill my heart with joy, thank you !

      Sending blessings across the Ocean,
      and may your month of November be the most lovely ever ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  12. Such a beautiful sweet memory.. I'm loving it..

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    1. @ Krishna
      and I do love you and your sweetness, precious friend of mine, you're always so heartily welcome !!!

      Sending lots of hugs, love and smiles to you ✿*✿

      Elimina
  13. I so enjoyed reading of your grandmother that passed on such wonderful skill to you of sewing, and so glad you shared these beautiful creations you have made, I just love them!! My mom taught me to sew, and quilt, she worked on my very first quilt with me. I have made some clothes but I am better with small projects and quilts :)

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    1. @ Conniecrafter
      so you also love to sew and are able with your needle, thanks to you mother, not to your grandmother, but the thing it's something you've inherited gives it a special value, I'm sure !

      May your Sunday be blessed with love
      thinking of you with sincere thankfulness ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  14. What a lovely tribute to your beautiful Grandmother, dear Daniella. You have inherited her talents for turning plain cloth into something very pretty. Wonderful centerpiece and lovely to see your precious family photos. Happy November! Hugs xo Karen

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    1. @ Karen
      thank you for gracing my blog today, your so beautiful words bless my heart with love and joy, precious friend of mine !

      Sending hugs and ever much love across the many miles,
      with heartfelt gratitude ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  15. Such beautiful memories you have of you and your Grandmother Emma teaching you to sew and then to sew side by side. Beautiful memories to be held forevermore in your heart. Grandmother Emma sounds as if she was a most excellent seamstress. How very fortunate for you to have such a gifted stitcher to teach you so many beautiful skills. The centrepiece you fashioned is beautiful and oh how beautiful your kitchen is. LOVE the gorgeous mantelpiece where the stove sits. Your lovely kitchen, Dany, looks to be the hub, the meeting place of your home.

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    1. @ Kim
      your so lovely words touched my heart and moved me ... your comment is truly special, cherished friend !
      I'd love to welcome you in my home, which is and old building made of stone dating back to the late XVIth c., became a big farm in the early XVIIIth c. and, you're right, our kitchen is truly the hub, the meeting place, even if we've a large living room with a fire place and a dinner room, it remains the centre of our home for welcoming both relatives and friends :) !

      Sending blessings on your way,
      with much love ❥

      Elimina
  16. This is a truly lovely tribute to an important woman.

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    1. @ Annie
      in my life she's one of the most important women, for sure, she came just after my mother giving me so much love ... I was their only grandaughter and we lived next to them, so you can just imagine ... we were a large family like it happened once, we were always together, everyday since the Lord decided it was the moment to call them back to Him ... before Grandfather, and after seven years, we lost her too ... but I can feel her always by my side, they haven't gone away completely, love is tronger than death !

      *♥* Always thinking of you with sincere love *♥*

      Elimina
  17. Dany dear, you know how I love a good grandmother story! I sewed much of my wardrobe through my teens and twenties. I was quite skilled, though not to your grandmother's level, I'm sure - my hand stitching has always been quite crude!

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    1. @ Jean
      it's always such a pleasure and a privilege to welcome you here, precious friend of mine !
      I read with delight that you also are keen with stitching and I'm sure that the dresses you sewed to yourself were so lovely, you've such a good taste and love Beauty !

      Thanking you so much for finding the time to visit and for commenting,
      I'm sending blessings on your Sunday and on your new week ahead ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  18. cara dany
    un arte magica che putroppo non possiedo...fa pensare a mia nonna Angelina che ne era bravissima..
    grz del bellissimo post cara dany t auguro un buon fine settimana
    daniela

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    1. @ daniela
      come ho scritto anche rispondendo sopra ad altre amiche, fortuna che non tutte abbiamo le medesime inclinazioni, il mondo sarebbe davvero triste e molto noioso, non credi mia cara ?

      Nella speranza che anche tu stia godendo di un sereno e gioioso weekend,
      ti ringrazio e ti abbraccio con il cuore per augurarti una piacevole serata d'autunno ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  19. When we think about sewing our thoughts go back to our younger days of sewing. Recently i was talking to my older sister of me making a bag in my fourth grade and how she helped me out in making it for a school project. You have sweet memories of your grandma teaching you. How nice. Everything in this post looks so pretty. Please do drop by to say few words for my sixth blog Anniversary. Love and hugs. Sujatha:)

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    1. @ Sujatha
      your sixth Blog Anniversary !
      That's a great goal, darling friend, I'm coming very soon to post you my best wishes for your future on the web !

      Thanking you so, so much
      - I love you comments, you always seem to make my days a bit brighter, Dearie -
      I'm sending my dearest love to you ♥∗✿∗♥

      Elimina
  20. Un'atmosfera felpata, calda, amabile e dolcemente autunnale. Solo tu, cara amica, sai presentarci la tua famiglia senza farci sentire degli intrusi indiscreti e ficcanaso.
    E si palesa tutto il rispetto e l'amore infinito per ciò che hanno fatto e significano tuttora i tuoi amati nonni.
    Ma, appunto, non è un caso che tu sia una così bella persona, no? :)
    Ti abbraccio con affetto e buon fine settimana
    Susanna

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    1. @ Susanna
      le tue parole mi hanno toccata, toccata e commossa, grazie per aver scritto un comento così delicato e generoso, carissima amica mia !

      Ti invio il mio più forte e caloroso abbraccio
      per augurarti una lieta serata d'autunno
      e per ringraziarti ancora ed ancora, ma mai abbastanza ... ⊰✽*✽⊱

      Elimina
  21. Nelle tue bellissime zucche c'è tutta la passione, la dedizione e l'amore che hai ereditato dalla tua cara nonna. Nella tua incantevole dimora regna la romantica atmosfera di un cottage inglese
    Bacioni Alessandra

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    1. @ Alessandra
      anche tu mia cara mi commuovi, come vorrei poterti un giorno accogliere qui !

      Un bacione grande grande per te
      con cui ti auguro una bellissima serata ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  22. Oh, Dany, this brings back so many wonderful memories.
    I too, learned from my Grandmother. I remember she had a Singer treadle sewing machine, and if you did not move that treadle just right, with your feet, the thread would snap, and the machine would have to be re-threaded. I cannot tell you the number of times she had to re-thread it for me, but she never ever lost patience with me, and to this day, anytime I sew, I think of her.

    I so enjoyed reading this, sweet friend, and I wish you a wonderful weekend.

    Sending you hugs from across the ocean.

    xo.

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    1. @ Lisa Gordon
      I cannot believe my eyes, what you wrote is just the same I, indeed, we happened, it's truly incredible, I also learned on a Singer treadle sewing machine !!!

      Thanking you so, so much for bringing back to my memory such wonderful images
      dating back to such happy and carefree days,
      I'm sending my dearest love to you, Sweetie ❥

      Elimina
  23. Hello Dany,

    It is always a pleasure to visit you and what a beautiful memory of your grandmother. It truly touched my heart.

    I can just picture you by your grandmother's side paying attention to every little thing she taught you. What a precious memory. Sewing is a art that is no longer on interest but so useful in many ways. Such wonderful skills to have but most importantly, the memories of the incredible love your grandmother had for you dear Dany.

    Hugs,

    Janet
    rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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    1. @ Janet
      Lovely Lady, I'm so grateful to you for your so touching words, you're right, it'a all so precious, both my memories and the art of sewing, which, as you rightly say, is not taught anymore and much considered today, alas, indeed, it's going lost as so many manual arts belonging to the past, such as knitting, embroidery and so on ...

      Wishing you a most beautiful remainder of your week,
      I'm sending blessings, hugs and much love to you ✿*✿

      Elimina
  24. Hi! Such a beautiful tribute! I love the photos you have shared also. So delightful to have such treasures from the past. Thank you for sharing your grandmother with us. I am trying to retrieve my comments at my blog My Tata's Cottage.blogspot.com but comments appear only at my original blog: Phamily Blog. blogspot.com So frustrating. Please stop by as you can and join the fun! HUGS

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    1. @ Annesphamily
      I've already visited your new blog and, since I found it so beautiful, I'm amongst your followers, as you had seen, I suppose, I don't understand what's happening with your comments, dearest friend, if we post them on your new blog they shoud remain in memory there ...!

      Hope you're having the best of weeks,
      I'm wishing you wonderful days to come •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina
  25. I enjoyed all your memories of your grandmother, a lovely tribute, and the centerpiece is lovely as well.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. @ Amalia
      you're so generous with me, you're such an artist with all your embroidery works, they're all masterpieces !

      ❖~ Sending much love to you ~❖

      Elimina
  26. Absolutely love your rustic and charming centerpiece. It's perfect for the fall season.

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    1. @ Mersad
      I thank you whpleheartedly, you're so welcome, my friend !

      Wishing you a great day ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  27. What a lovely story about your Grandma and how she passed on some of her sewing skills to you. thanks for sharing. Have a good week ahead.

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    1. @ Margaret Adamson
      it's always such a pleasure to welcome you here, darling friend !

      Sending blessings of joy on the remainder of your week,
      with sincere gratitude for your so beautiful comment ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  28. Your Autumn centerpieces are lovely, especially luv the cloth pumpkins and the cross stitch table mat. Happy Monday

    much love...

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    1. @ Gillena Cox
      I'm so glad you loved it all :) !

      Hope you're having a lovely week so far,
      I'm sending hugs and love to you ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  29. Beautiful centerpiece and I love the sweet details

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    1. @ Carol
      You're so kind, my sweet friend, I thank you from the bottom of my heart !

      *✽* MUCH LOVE TO YOU *✽*

      Elimina
  30. Grandma Emma was truly gifted and it's wonderful to know that she passed her talent onto you. The fabric pumpkins are wonderful so rustic and homely looking, they add cosy charm to your room indeed.
    Happy Mosaic Monday dear Dany, so lovely to have your company once more.

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    1. @ Maggie
      your so sweet and beautiful words bless this morning and make my day, thank you, dearest friend, it's always such a delight to have you here !

      Wishing you a most lovely day, today,
      and even more beautiful days to come,
      with sincere thankfulness,
      I so love reading your comments ❥

      Elimina
  31. What a wonderful tribute! Your Grandmother sounds so talented and wonderful. What a great memory. Lovely post! Love your centerpiece too.

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    1. @ A Colorful World
      I'm sincerely grateful to you, dearest friend of mine, your words of appreciation fill my heart !

      Sending blessings, hugs and smiles
      on the remainder of your week ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  32. What an beautiful tribute!! She was just beautiful in her engagement photo. Her love jumped a generation but you have done well with the love sewing. Your centerpiece is lovely. I too had a grandmother who gave me the love of sewing.
    Ann

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    1. You're so heartily welcome !
      Yes, she was truly beautiful, so sweet hearted and lovable, with such an umbereable patience, expecially with me who was her only granddaughter,... probably when she was a young woman, all her time was devoted to her work, so that she couldn't enjoy her daughter's childhood and grew me not only as a granddaughter, I was her daughter too ... I could feel it, and it was the same for my Grandfather too, I lived such a wonderful childhood surrounded by them ... I lost them too soon, alas, they still had so much love to give and I felt so much tenderness and gratitude for them both ... but when the Lord decides that's the moment, we cannot do anything ..., just go on remembering them and thanking them all our life long ...

      So glad to read that you also was taught to sew by your Grandmother,
      I'm wishing you a great day,
      filled with joy and smiles ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  33. This really is a beautifully written post my friend. It brings memories to me of my Grandmother quilting. She would piece together quilt tops and let me cut the threads...good memories! Enjoy your day dear one! Hugs!

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    1. @ Lavender Dreamer
      I'm sincerely overjoyed by your visit, thank you Dearie for gracing my blog today both with your so lovely presence here and with your touching words ... I so love your comments, they seem to make my day a bit brighter !

      Sending you my warmest and strongest hug, sweet Diane,
      I'm thanking you with all my heart ♥¸¸.•¨¯`• ♥

      Elimina
  34. Beautiful post. I love it all. I've always admired women who are good with their hands and can create such beautiful and also practical things.

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    1. @ Joyful
      I welcome you with a big hug, I'm sincerely happy to have you amongst my followers !

      ღ May your day be filled with gladness ღ

      Elimina
  35. Hello Daniela! ALways a pleasure to say hello. Hope your day is picture perfect. We have the cold and dreary day but I am indoors doing lots of chores so I don't mind. Have a beautiful week. HUGS

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    1. @ Annesphamily
      and it's always such a delight to welcome you here, Dearest One !
      So you're living the days I love most, those during which we do enjoy the cozyness of our homes !

      I felt your HUGS and hope you're feeling mine, sweet friend,
      thank you ⊰✽*✽⊱

      Elimina
  36. What a wonderful post, Dani. Your grandmother sounds much like many women I know who stitched on old fashioned machines and created lovely things. My mother taught me to sew and I love it still, only wishing for more time to spend at my machine.
    Your pumpkins and fall decor items are so pretty, and I enjoyed catching a glimpse of your cozy home.

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    1. @ Lorrie
      like you, I'd love to have much more time to spend at my sewing machine me too, but I have too many things to do during my days, may days should made of 48 hours each :)!!!

      So glad you liked that little part of my kitchen you may see in these shots, and my fabric pumpkins, as well,
      I'm thanking you wholeheartedly,
      sending my dearest love to you ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  37. What a beautiful testimony to your grandmother and her sewing skills! You are so lucky to have had her. I for one can not sew to save my life, I am so jealous! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm:)
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home
    P.S. Those photos are fabulous!

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    1. @ Kathleen,
      I'm sincerely honored by your words of appreciation about my photos, I heartily thank you !
      And if you cannot sew, I'm sure you're such a gifted Lady, Dearie, I wonder how many other things you can do !!!

      Sending blessings on you weekend ahead,
      with utmost gratitude ∗༺♡❀♡༻∗

      Elimina
  38. Beautiful post, Diane. I am sure that you grandmother was a great woman. I was taught sewing by my mother. And I love your pumpkins, my friend. Kisses!

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    1. @ Mia
      kisses to you, adorable friend of mine, and thank you for finding the time both for visiting and for commenting, it's always such a delight to welcome you here !

      Wishing you a most lovely day, today,
      I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you •♥•*Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ*•♥•

      Elimina
  39. Lovely memories and lovely post! What an accomplishment, passion, and art your aunt gave to you.. personally I have never learned to sew- I don't have the patience

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    1. @ Judee Algazi
      I welcome you with a big hug !
      Actually patience is a 'main ingredient' for every needle works, or handworks in general ... but I'm sure you're keen in so many other arts, my friend !

      Sending you my warmest hug ✿*✿

      Elimina
  40. I can't sew, but I enjoyed your post. Thanks for linking to Blue Monday!

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    1. @ Magical Mystical Teacher
      it is I who thank you, to link my blog post with your so lovely party every Monday is always such a treat !

      Sending blessings across the many miles ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  41. Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #ThursdayFavoriteThings this week. Visit me at https://www.marilynstreats.com on Thursday morning and to see your feature and grab your badge! All hosts choose their own features from the comments left on their blog so be sure to return to my blog for your badge. I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

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    1. @ Marilyn Lesniak
      I'm sincerely honored by this feature of yours, It's such a privilege to me, sweetest friend, so as it is to welcome you here, you're such a lovely hostess !

      Wishing you a beautiful end of your week ahead,
      with heartfelt gratitude ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  42. My sweet Momma taught me how to sew when I was a young girl. I tried to teach my daughter but she just wasn't interested... and now she gives me I'll her mending to do. She told me just today that she wanted me to teach our granddaughter how to sew. I will when she's a tad older. Love your sweet little pumpkins. The arrangement looks so pretty!

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  43. It does my heart good to read about sewing in this respectful and meditative voice, because it's one of my most odious chores -- and yet I'm glad I can do it, and now, more thankful for its quiet dignity.

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  44. Dani, I loved reading this story! Sewing is an art. I love to sew and make quilts. My mother was an amazing seamstress! As teens me and my sisters would show her a picture out of a seventeen magazine of a dress we liked. She would make us one that looked identical. I don't have that amazing talent. :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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