Monday, August 20, 2012

Memories with my parents;

My late mother used to sew my clothes when I was little. It was a lot more than half a centuries ago p;)  I looked interested in sewing machine then...  How wonderful if I could inherit her skill. I am really clumsy with hands. I vaguely remember the sounds of old sewing machine made; she started working sometime around I became an elementary school girl.  In these two pictures, I am wearing the dress she made for me.  Haha, I wonder why I was making such a sulky face.



I hope you all are having a marvelous week.  
After Obon it should be a bit cooler in Japan.  
Well, it will take some more time (^^;)


26 comments:

Shelly said...

What a darling little girl you are, my dear friend Miyako! Your mother was a talented seamstress, and it is obvious she enjoyed making beautiful clothes for you. The sewing machine reminds me of the one my grandmother had~

Cloudy said...

Herrliches Erinnerungsstück, kenne ich auch noch aus frühen Zeiten...

Lieben Gruß
CL

Claudia Moser said...

What a wonderful post today, enjoyed the pictures so very much! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Darlene said...

I love your photos. You're such a cute little girl. Your memories are similar to mine. My mom and grandma also made most of our clothes when we were growing up.

maddyrose said...

Thank you for sharing these family photos. I have memories of my mother sewing the dresses my sisters and I wore when we were young. I can still remember a few of them. One time she made us all matching blouses and made my father a shirt of the same material. Have a beautiful week my dear bs. Love you always.

Giga said...

Moja Mama też mi szyła ubrania, ale ja swoim dzieciom, jak były małe też :). Pozdrawiam.
My mother also sewed my clothes, but I do my children were small as well :). Yours.

Belle said...

I love the way you scrapbooked the photos. Very pretty. You look so very cute! My mother used to sew my clothes also. I sewed a lot for my daughters too, but they didn't want to learn to sew. They still bring clothes for me to mend. Love and blessings to you.

Barbara F. said...

What an adorable child you were, Miyako. Such lovely photos and beautiful memories. I took sewing lessons in school, but never kept up with it. Such a mistake for me, I think. xo

Tamago said...

Oh what a lovely memory! It's wonderful you get to wear the clothes your mom made. I'm very clumsy myself, also I have no skill with sewing machine either...hahaha.
Thank you for your comment in my blog, Miyako san. English or Japanese, doesn't matter because I just love your sweet comments :-)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako san,

That is a very sweet picture of you as a cute toddler! Those photos are so precious. Especially during this Obon, it is because of fond memories to dwell on... That is life; only the memories will be left. We experienced that once again this weekend.
Love to you and thanks for your kind words dear friend.
Mariette

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miyako,

Such a sweet photograph of you as a darling little girl and such lovely memories and photos you shared with your parents.
Such a sweet old sewing machine.
My Mother used to sew all of my clothes when I was little and I made most of my kids also.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

TexWisGirl said...

oh, you are cute. :)

doodles n daydreams said...

It seems we all had beautiful mothers who sewed for us. My daughter is also a lovely seamstress, she has even made a wedding dresss for one of her friends, and bridesmaid dresses for another friend.
Your photo's are all very lovely.
Have a wonderful week,
Diana

Michiko Johnson said...

Dearest Miyako san,
Takusan no Kawaii onnanohosan.
All things with too much for used in some different situations.
I don't have my daughter only boys.
I wish I have girl for mind.
but my boys has there two girl desu.
How many all young girl and boy?
Kawai-ei yo. ganba-te kuda-sai
Michiko

Miss Simmonds Says said...

these photos of you when you were young are so sweet!

Mary said...

What a cute little girl you made...and I love the inspection of the sewing machine pic. Sweet post.

Ellie said...

I love these picture Miyako, you were a bonnie wee girl :)
My mum used to make clothes for us too. I did try making them but I wasn't very good at it.

Thisisme. said...

Hi dear Miyako. I am having a little bloggy break, but just has to pop over and say hallo! This is such a lovely post, and what a cute little girl you were. Would you believe thaT my mum was a seamstress as well, and made all my clothes for years. Her work was as good on the inside of the material as it was on the outside. I can always see her hunched over her Singer sewing machine! Thank you for bringing back memories of my own dear mum my friend. Sending love to you x

eileeninmd said...

Lovely memories of your Mom and childhood. My mother use to make clothes for me and my sister. You were a very cute little girl. Loved the photos, thanks for sharing.

Tooki said...

so cute miyako and yr dad very handsome....:))

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Very sweet post and lovely photos!
Thanks for sharing Miyako!

Mina said...

Oh honey, you are such an adorable little girl! And look at your handsome father holding you there. I love the scrapbook page you created for these wonderful memories.

I can remember those beautiful vintage sewing machines as well. Ah, the memories they bring. Don't they just warm your heart?

I hope you are able to get a little rest after all of the busy holiday. Warm hugs and kisses, Mina

Lyndylou said...

Cute girl you were. I wish I could sew too but I am useless with a sewing machine :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

My mother used to sew clothes for me, too. Don't think I have any pictures of me wearing anything she made. Unfortunately, the sewing skills did not carry on with me. Hope your having a lovely day. Tammy

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Hello Miyako!

I've nominated you for an award! ;)

http://sexta-feira-sexta-feira.blogspot.gr/2012/08/one-more-greek-beach-and-award.html

artistamyjo said...

My grandmother made my clothing. She sewed on an old sewing machine she pumped with her feet. I can still hear the sound.
I can't sew at all !!
Lov & Hugs