Relatives are funny things~they seem like just ordinary people when you're a little kid.
Then ya grow up and learn the truth about them.
Just recently I learned a number of .....shhhhh !* whispering*
interesting things about some of my relatives.
Actually,I knew some of this but had forgotten about it until I glanced at a comment posted on FACEBOOK.
The comment was about the generations of women who had passed down traditions,skills and talents.
Since starting METTAMARIE over a year ago,more than one person has reminded me of the
"needle-artist" heritage that precedes me.
My mom is an excellent seamstress,accomplished in many areas.
(It's not her fault she couldn't teach me to sew- we are as opposite as any two people can be and still be related.It's funny now, but attempting to teach me to sew was a nightmare.)
Mom is organized,consistent and precise-I am not.
She follows proper techniques after study and research-I do not.
I'm not certain exactly HOW I learned to sew -
I remember my grandmother buying me embroidery floss and turning me loose with it.
(I'm guessing I was talking her ear off and she wanted me to be busy
so I would hush and she could have a moment of silence!) :)
My sewing since has been mostly quilts ,with the exception of a toddler
dress here and there over the years.
Those relatives I mentioned apparently had more influence on me than I knew...sort of~
When I spent the summers with my grandmother
I didn't know I was surrounded by women
who had accomplished great things in the world of fashion!
They were just my old aunt Polly and aunt Dorthy and my grandma to me.
The little town,Ferris Texas wasn't spectacular by any stretch of imagination either.
How was I to know that Marilyn's Belts and Bags,in Ferris Texas employed
both my grandma and my Aunt Dorthy .
They spent years constructing bags and belts and I never knew!
It does explain the closet FULL of purses at my grandmothers! :)
The employees got deep discounts and apparently we hare another genetic trait-bargain hunting!!!!
These three purses all came from Marilyn's in Ferris.
While they were busily constructing purses
Aunt Polly was busy stitching up designer fashion samples for Nardis of Dallas for runway shows!
So I guess if any of them were still here they'd be happy to know MettaMarie(my grandmas name) is following the genetic slant for another generation!
Talk about skeletons in the closet !
Just thought I'd share a little history with ya!!