With a needle and some thread, my great aunt could take an ordinary item made of fabric and turn it into something unique and personal.
The Clark girls were talented with a needle and some thread. My grandmother, Juanita Clark Wayson made numerous quilts that she gave to her children and grandchildren. Her sister, Irma Clark O'Dowd embroidered all types of things. I have her pillowcases, dresser scarves, and baby blankets to which she added her personal touch. Their sister, Evelyn, who tragically died in 1936 at the young age of twenty-one, was said to have been able to look at a dress or other article of clothing and recreate it using the fabric of her choice.
I am thankful for these talented women for I inherited their love of a needle and some thread. To create something beautiful using these two simple everyday items is a talent worth having!