Stream of Consciousness Saturday. A mouthful of pins.

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its Saturday again and time for LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “pin.” Use it as a noun, use it as a verb, use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

One of my sisters was a fashion designer in her working days . Of course she worked her way up but designer she was and she traveled the world, New York, Hong Kong, China, Lyon, Paris, Milan, Belfast, London. When I was a little girl I would put a coloured pin in the map to plot her progress. She always looked like a fashion plate to me, she still does, there’s a kind of elegance about her that hard to pin down.
As bright as a new pin that was always her. Even now with her fingers bent and gnarled by arthritis she is as sharp as a new pin where style and fashion are concerned.
She made my wedding dress so many years ago, with Taylor’s chalk, tissue pattern (she made the pattern for my dress and fitted it from scratch) satin,cotton and pins.
When I was younger she made many an outfit for me, using needles and pins.
My most abiding memories of Frankie are her kneeling on the floor, tape measure around her neck, pinning material to a paper pattern, tailors chalk in one hand, pincushion on her wrist, and shears in the other and a mouth full of pins.

Now the tools of my trade were not dissimilar, a pin cushion on my wrist, sharp knife,a staple gun and tape measure and of course a mouthful of pins! But that is another story.

44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Sep 04, 2021 @ 13:36:41

    Memories, Eh, Sis! 💜


  2. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Sep 04, 2021 @ 13:45:03

    Cute song. I wish I had some talent like your sister.


  3. newepicauthor
    Sep 04, 2021 @ 14:43:02

    I got a message that said willowdot21 liked your comment and that is what brought me back here to see your next comment, but I never see any comment LIKE buttons on your posts.


    • willowdot21
      Sep 04, 2021 @ 14:49:19

      Really, I do have them, strange you can’t see them . WordPress works I’m mysterious ways 💜


      • newepicauthor
        Sep 04, 2021 @ 14:55:06

        My main issue with WordPress is that I only get notifications if someone likes one of my comments on their posts and because you have the ability to do that I can see your responses, but there are many other people that don’t hit the LIKE button on my comments and the conversation dies there.

      • willowdot21
        Sep 04, 2021 @ 14:59:08

        That’s a real shame, as the conversation is often a large part of the fun of wordpress. I really like a good conversation. I shall make sure I hit like all the time! 😊

  4. Maggie
    Sep 04, 2021 @ 15:13:31

    John used that song on his blog, too. I did some sewing in high school and beyond, but I fell WAY short of being a designer. But my sister? She was a fashion plate!


  5. Sadje
    Sep 04, 2021 @ 15:25:58

    Interesting account Willow


  6. newepicauthor
    Sep 04, 2021 @ 15:35:53

    I used the same song.


  7. Jane Aguiar
    Sep 04, 2021 @ 17:10:01

    Wow! Pins, pins and pins everywhere!


  8. John W. Howell
    Sep 04, 2021 @ 17:31:08

    Well done, Willow.


  9. Priscilla Bettis
    Sep 04, 2021 @ 21:16:22

    Wonderful memories. I love homemade clothes!


  10. JoAnna
    Sep 04, 2021 @ 23:59:13

    I remember sewing from patterns. It was satisfying to see the finished product. Thanks for the song. 🙂


  11. darsword
    Sep 06, 2021 @ 04:08:07

    Love reading your story about your sister. She sounds amazing!


  12. darsword
    Sep 06, 2021 @ 04:21:30

    Reblogged this on Darswords and commented:
    Another look at pins.


  13. robertawrites235681907
    Sep 07, 2021 @ 03:41:08

    It lovely to learn about your sister and her career, Willow.


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