Many thanks to Alice who emailed me after the Waste Warden post and the question about the "ballerina dress". Alice said:
"I got married in 1963 and the clerk referred to my dress as ballerina length. It came to mid calf and it did have a full skirt. I thought it referred to the longer dresses ballerinas."
That works for me! Thank you Alice!
I found a sweet article about a storied quilt that was made in 1913. We often make memory quilts these days, frequently from clothes that a deceased family wore. This one was different. It was made from the clothing of a child. This is one of the many quilts I wish I could have seen!
"I saved a piece of each wash suit my little son had until he was ten years old, and then made him a quilt of the scraps, writes a contributor to Good Housekeeping. Each one told a story. For instance, the blue linen scrap was from the suit he wore the first day at school; the white one was from the suit he had on when his picture was taken; and so on. He never tired of the quilt. we can entertain him by the hour, telling him of the different scraps."
Wishing you a safe and happy day!