This pattern from the 1940s includes three different cat faces, rendered in applique and embroidery to create the bib. Note the string of daisies that accent two of the three faces. Those must be for the girls. ;) So sweet!
Also included with the pattern were Gaylyn's "measuremints" written on the back of half of a card. A good sewist will always measure before sewing!
When you turn the card over, there is a note to Bertha (our sewist?). Ella Mae McPherson from "the chapter" (of the local DAR or a similar organization?) has written a very kind and thoughtful get well note to Bertha, sent along with a plant. It appears that this was written before "the holidays" - would that be Christmas?
"Dear Bertha -
You may not be able toplace me but I certainlydo miss you in thechapter.I'm so sorry you areill and hope you willsoon be well again.I hope this plant willmake your holidays alittle merrier. SincerelyElla Mae McPherson"
I love these fragments from people's lives in those days long gone. It is such a personal way to connect with the sewists of other eras.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers!