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A look back to Princess Elizabeth becoming Queen

The full title of this book, The Gown, A Novel of the Royal Wedding, by Jennifer Robson, includes a dressmaker's view of Queen Elizabeth’s wedding, including the duties in the bride's and bridesmaids' dressing rooms and viewing the wedding itself. This book is primarily about common people, dressmakers and embroiders, who sewed Princess Elizabeth's gown… Continue reading A look back to Princess Elizabeth becoming Queen

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Grandmother Irene and her Sewing Machine

The rocking treadle beneath Grandmother Irene's sewing machine was a fascinating place for a young granddaughter, perhaps especially because I knew she did not want me to sit or play on it.  It was always cool, even in those July days before air conditioning came to ordinary homes in the South.  Once upon a time,… Continue reading Grandmother Irene and her Sewing Machine

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Mama’s Electric Skillet

Last week, a co-worker made Green Eggs and Ham, bringing cooking down to her students' eye-level by cooking it in her mom's old electric skillet, exclaiming to the other teachers afterwards how fun and easy the electric skillet was to use.  Green Eggs and Ham is  a popular dish for children in March, celebrating both… Continue reading Mama’s Electric Skillet