We all have them, they are forever embedded in our memory…our childhood memories. As a pre-teen back in the early ’60’s, I can remember Mom buying me a potholder kit at the big Sears & Roebuck store in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. At the time I was so excited about learning something new and soon decided to sell my potholders to the neighbors.
All summer long I’d take my samples, along with my patterns, and go door to door, taking orders for potholders. Now mind you I would make and sell my potholders for $0.25 each. What a bargain! Believe me, I was in hog heaven, making and selling potholders.
Fast forward to 2015…while on a recent RV trip to Kerrville, Texas, we took a drive and passed through the small town of Comfort, Tx,. Tucked away in this small town is the neatest knitting and needlepoint shop called the “Tinsmith’s Wife Shop”. This shop has every type of knitting yarn, needlepoint canvas’ and yarn, and cross stitch materials that one could want. Each room, yes there were many, we’re packed with all sorts of goodies.
As I browsed the shop, something caught my eye..oh my, there it was, bags and bags of 100% cotton potholder loops! My mind immediately raced back to those childhood memories, so I bought a couple of bags…
Once home, I found my old loom from Sears, (yes I still had it) and thought..hmm… I’ll put this out in the RV for use on a rainy day…. Now it’s raining and I’m stuck inside the RV…..
Childhood memories…..aren’t they grand! Till next happy quilting, crafting, etc.