Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Things That Make Me Smile :-}

Sweet Mary from Isabellas Closet did a post today about her favorite sneakers which make her smile..... and she asked about something that makes us smile..... well, here is mine.......









This is *Betsy*........ she is so named, because my Gramma named her car "Betsy", and she would talk to her car from time to time, especially when it was a little tempermental........ well, I don't have a car...... so, this is my *Betsy*........ she makes me smile :-) every time I see her........ She holds so many precious memories for me.........



She was my very first Christmas present from Steve...... Christmas of 1975...... and she and I have been through quite a lot since. She and I have spent lots of time together........ sewing Christmas presents for my family; and gifts of stuffed bunnies and bears and angels and pillows for my Mom; we sewed a Sherpa-lined vest for my Dad to wear to work ~oh, how many needles were broken on that project, not to mention the leather truck bed cover for him! We have sewn baby quilts, and hearts, and little girl dresses, and Halloween costumes. We have spent many nights alone together over the years, trying to get those last minute teacher gifts done before taking the kids to school, and sometimes we just barely made it!



And she has of course kept me company on many, many sleepless nights......

She has been sitting here in the hall at the top of the stairs for the last 6 years, though I have promised her a room of her own soon :-) and in those first long weeks after Steve was gone, she sat silent, but I am sure she knew I would be back, and she waited patiently..... and, now she will join me on the next path in our journey together, when I finally get serious about making and selling my things, as Mom and Steve had always wanted me to......... I know she's ready......... So, here we go girl, and here's to many, many more years together! Just you and me, kid.............

5 comments:

IsabellaCloset said...

Joyce, What a very beautiful post!
Sounds like it's time for you to put Betsy to good use. She makes me smile too just knowing how much you love her! I hope you share all the lovely things you and Betsy make with us. May you and Besty have many happy hours of sewing. ~Mary~

PAT said...

Wonderful post, Joyce!

Pat

Sharon Kay said...

I am sure that Betsy will sit and do nothing until you visit her again with material and thread. I just found you through other blogs that I read and you will now go on my list of favorites.

She'sSewPretty said...

I hope you and Betsy become good, good friends again! You are so sweet Joyce and it just shines through on your blog! Hugs,

Steph said...

This makes me smile, too. Thank you for sharing! I am just learning to sew and am inspired by those of you who do it so well.

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