Came across these in the moving and culling process. OMG are Butterick, McCall, and Vogue still selling patterns?! Are people still sewing?
Could I throw them out? Or do they "give me joy"? The sewing machine itself went the way of a yard sale in a prior downsizing. Use it or lose it.
But oh yes, so long ago, the happiness of fabric stores -- colour and design -- the dizzying array of trims -- pins pins pins -- the challenge of shoulder seams -- bright faces, a new dress!
We rise again in the faces of our children ... some famdamily joy lives on.