For the next few weeks – probably next few months – we’re going to go back in time – to Iowa in 1934. Here’s some snippets from my WIP (Work in Progress), Calico Connections.
This week we’re writing to a picture prompt. Picture prompt weeks are quick reading. Snippets are limited to 300 words. There are several pictures to choose from, and each author picks one to include in their story in some fashion.
Enjoy the snippet here, then go check out the other delightful tales you’ll find at Tuesday Tales.
Once everyone settled down and brought out the sewing projects they’d brought with them, Sarah peeked around the room, trying to see what everyone was working on without being too obvious or noisy. She soon discovered that she didn’t need to worry about being too curious. Everyone was quite pleased to share what they were working on – without even being asked. Everyone took turns holding up their piece or asking for help with a stitch or a perplexing sewing problem. Some shared designs they’d clipped from the newspaper for possible future projects.
Between the sewing, nibbling on cookies or tarts, and then sharing in Eliza Jane’s birthday cake, the afternoon flew by. Those with children in school started gathering up their pieces, to get back home before the children arrived.
Another half-hearted mention about forming a quilting club came up. But those mothers with school children soon put that idea on the back burner.
“School’s about out.”
“Bring the children with you.”
“Then it will be harvesting time.”
“Maybe after school starts back up in the fall.”
That’s where the discussion ended. Sarah did see where some of the mothers had a valid point about the fall being a better time. Besides, if they waited a bit, Sarah knew that gave her more time to get to know the other women better. It would also give her time to practice her stitchery.
Although, thinking of all the sewing that was going to be occupying her days in the near future, brought her knitting to mind. She still had balls of wool that she’d hand dyed from gathered plant material back in Oklahoma that she hadn’t used yet. She wondered if she’d get a chance to pick up her needles again.
Or would all of her time now be devoted to sewing and quilting?
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