Tuesday, February 5, 2008

February TIF Challenge

This is my pieced square for the February TIF challenge colour concept--I am not happy with it but this is 3 hours work and it will have to do.
I seem to have a few square shapes that I don't like but I will try to conceal these with the embellishments and there are dark sections but if you click on the picture you will see that they are different textured fabrics and again I think they will work ok once embellished.
The other part of the challenge was the question "What are you old enough to remember?"
I can remember plenty but the best memories I have are my childhood ones.
I remember as a toddler picking up the pins off the floor for my mother and putting them in the pin cushion--she was a dressmaker and as the other kids were at school I had to be with her in the sewing room.
I remember my first day at school and didn't know that there were different boys and girls toilets and I went into the wrong one.
I remember being a Brownie with Brown Owl and the Toadstool that we sat around in a circle.
I remember the day the war ended in 1945 and my mother grabbed me by the hand and dragged me up the street because everyone was celebrating.
I also remember the food coupons that we had during and after the war because of the food shortage--I used to trade mine with my older brother for money.
The Chinese grocer who had a shop on the corner--his brother had the laundry on the opposite corner.
We had a copper that mum would fire up every Monday so that she could do the washing--I am glad I don't have to do that now.
Sunday school picnics and school holidays where we went on the train to visit our Aunty--it would take several hours to get there but it was only 40 kilometres (25 miles) away.
Ah (sigh) what great memories they are and I wasn't even 8 years old when this all happened.
OK back to the real world and now to start embellishing this months block.


Purple Missus said...

I remember my time in the Brownies too - I was a Sixer in the Fairies, and when I went back to be a Brown Owl (1978) I was most disappointed when I found they had done away with the Fairies :(

Magpie's Mumblings said...

What a lovely post about your memories!
As for the 'square edges' you are unhappy with...what if you appliqued a roundish piece over it somehow to take away the squareness. Oh boy,I'm sure making sense today aren't I!!

Lalhezar said...

Great memories Doreen. It made me start thinking about my childhood. There must be some embroidery in there somewhere. Suzanne

Dianne said...

Oh I wish we had a group called the "fairies" now - I think I'd join and be the oldest member!!!