As you know, this line is particularly special to me because it features the letter from my Great Grandmother to my Grandmother. I bet she had no idea when she penned that note in 1898 that it would someday go around the world and be seen and admired by so many women! Just in case you want to see the original letter, I am copying a previous post I wrote about the line:
I was just working on my new fabric line which will come out next spring. I am using a wonderful hand written letter from my Great-Grandmother to my grandmother as one of the design elements. It was a farewell letter written to her daughter when she left Switzerland to immigrate to America at age 18. It is a sweet tender letter, and the penmanship is beautiful. Anyway, I was thinking about how we don’t write anything anymore. In just a few generations that has basically been lost. I did save one note my mom wrote to me when I was a little girl...
“Dear Miss Jill, When I send word for you to come home, young lady, I mean it....”
It was hand delivered to me by my younger brother while I was playing in the neighbor’s yard. Somehow I don’t think it rises to the level of a family heirloom.
Things I write to my kids are usually done on a white board or on the back of an envelope as I run out the door. Part of it is that I am not sure that I want anything that I might write down saved for generations to come. It is a little intimidating. Maybe that is why I have a hard time writing in a journal. (I say as I post this blog for the whole world to see...)
Sorry for repeating that but I have a lot of new readers, so they might not know the story behind this fabric line.
Anyway, I will post more photos when I get these boxes opened up and find a place for all of that fabric. My sewing room will have to be REORGANIZED!