Betty Bibs

October 2, 2015

I have been making bibs.  I have been making a mess.  I have been learning how to sew better and better…and making a mess.  I have been using fabric bits that I had on hand, which sometimes means digging through that drawer.bib drawer
Or dumping a scrap basket on the ground to further enhance digging through it…bib mess scrapsTrying to keep my work space tidy, which is not happening.bib table messI tell myself it is a creative mess.bib piecesI have been having so much fun, I can hardly stand it.  I sew until I am exhausted.  When I wake up in the morning, I cannot wait to begin again.bibs 3This sewing of bibs is a side venture.  I heard someone say…do what you love…

There are bibs with dogs and bibs with cows.  There are no cat bibs…bibs 2I cannot imagine buying fabric with cats on it.  If you have a problem with that, then you are a cat person and you can send me cat fabric and I will then make a bib with cats.bib 1Sewing makes me think about my Mom.  Now, my Mom could sew!  She could sew so well, that my friends could tell if clothing was store-bought or made by Mom, because Mom’s were always finer.

I was sure that sewing skipped generations, and I was sure it skipped mine… until my Mom was gone.

It makes me sad, that I did not discover my joy of this activity, while she was alive.  The distance sometimes between mother and daughter can be a tough one….I feel as if I have left her out somehow.  So, in honor of my Mom, I am calling my little line of bibs…

Betty Bibs

I am pretty sure she would have loved them…especially the dancing cows!bib dancing cow


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