A Stitch in Time #FFE

Saves nine as they say.
The logic behind it all of course is that if you catch something early, you can avoid a harder or longer job later.
I hate sewing. I always have, and at school the nearest I got to making a blouse was pinning the pattern to the material. I didn’t like the style of the blouse anyway, short sleeves with a bow at the collar, and the material chosen was red with orange and yellow motifs (looked like slugs but could just have been warped hearts I suppose) which I didn’t like either.
Mind you, wearing tights at school rather than socks I would sew a ladder before it ran all the way up, so it looked like I had permanent scarred legs as my pocket money only covered the cost of one pair a week so I made them last!

And I did help Hubby with a curtain repair for MOH in April 2015

I wrote this in July 2018 for another challenge.

Buttons of every colour,
Size and shape, and holes
Twos and fours or mushrooms,
Lay hidden in the folds.
Mum had always loved them,
Would save them from an old shirt,
Put them on baby matinee coats,
Or extra to hold up her skirt.
Dad would often hug her
And cheekily give her a kiss
Then handing over a button
Say ‘Sew a shirt on this.’
If ever we were naughty,
She’d tell us to button our lip
Amidst threats of the alternative
Of putting in a zip!

And yes, my Dad really did say that.

Written for Fandango’s February Expressions #17


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to A Stitch in Time #FFE

  1. Old buttons are fun – My grandmother had a tin full of interesting ones. the ones from my mom’s era are a bit more utilitarian. I’ve saved them thinking the next generation might have fun with them on a rainy day…once big enough not to try and eat them HaHa
    You are right – they were always saying button your lip. Not a fan of sewing, but a fan of making things last, so grateful I can do basic stitching. I wonder what the younger ones will do as moms who made homemade clothing and taught you to sew buttons and simple things by hand are pretty well disappeared?
    Fun post

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