Collared - I flipped this extra large skirt to a dress this week I added an old leather collar from my scrap fabric to the waistline to create a halter top. ...
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I have decided to give my machines and dress form names. My mother has always named her cars. I only remember a few of the cars' names. There was Old Red, Po Po; and the one she is driving now is Betty Jo, after her mother.
So, without further ado, I will share with you their names. They are being named after my grandmothers; so now every time I sew, I will think of them. My Kenmore sewing machine's name is Betty Jo, my mom's mom. My White Serger is Opal Ruth, Betty Jo's mom. And my dress form is Mittie May, my mom's dad's mom. I wish I had one more thing that needed a name. If I did, I would name it Ada May after one of my great, great grandmothers, my mom's mom's dad's mother.
I just love those old names. I have three girls. I wish I had thought about naming them after their grandmothers. That's would have been so neat. My 16 year old daughter said she is going to name one of her girls Ada. I wish I knew more about these women in my family than I do.
I think it would be neat to make some dolls, maybe crocheted dolls, one to represent each of my grandmothers and name each one after each grandmother. Then I could use the name Ada May. Now that I'm thinking along these lines, I think I would even make another doll and name it after my mom, Jonel. She doesn't have a middle name. I could even name some after some of my aunts. Then I could sew some really pretty dresses for them to wear and put them on a shelf to look at. Do you think I'm carrying this name thing too far, or do you like the idea?
What about you? Have you named your machines or dress form?