I love living in the country...the smell and feel of leather...the smooth glide of the swivel knife...the solid thunk of a rawhide mallet...the satisfaction of a finished project...
Handmade has always been a way of life in rural communities. From canning food to making clothes to butchering a hog...pretty much everything was done by hand. Crochet, sewing, embroidery and quilting were not only neccessary, they were also artistic outlets. Even a fine jar of muscadine or blackberry jelly met that creative urge. If you needed it, you made it. If it broke, you fixed it. If you couldn’t, you did without.
My mother, Lillie Mae, was a great seamstress and I was 15 years old before I ever had a pair of store bought, ready made jeans. Lord, the clothes my…
- Joined September 11, 2009