My mother was a working parent and always pregnant, or so the latter seemed to me. In this snapshot, it’s Halloween 1954, and Mama is holding sibling # 5 and pregnant with # 6. She was a very busy lady, and Halloween costumes for the “big” kids were obviously not at the top of her To Do list. From the pout on my face, I am not pleased with my winter hat repurposed as a witch’s, nor that my brothers have store-bought masks and I don’t. In retrospect, it’s a marvel we’re costumed at all.
Happily, a serious lacking in creative costumery did not leave me in need of therapy, especially once I figured out that store bought or hodge podged, the grown ups answering the doors gave you candy.
As the grown up at this blog, and with Halloween just days away, I’m giving away 2 packages of sweet treats (but without the caloric consequence) – featuring the delightful patterns of Rebecca Anderson, an apron lover with an artistic eye. Even though my sewing skills leave a lot to be learned, I immediately considered I could handle the Expandable Bag and the button animals, which are sewn from felted wool, which turns out to be wool that’s been shrunk in hot water. Fantastic! Finally, a way to use woolies mistakenly washed!
I learned about Rebecca through her husband, who emailed to let me know about his wife’s new line of patterns. I love how proud Dave is of Rebecca’s accomplishments.
Two giveaways here and two opportunities to win:
1)Leave a comment and 2) sign up for my newsletter (if you’re already a subscriber, you’re already entered). Giveaway entry closes late Saturday night. I’ll post the winners sometime Sun.
National Tie One On Day! is a win-win. Spread the word, please.