I like to start my blog posts out with a nice picture, usually of a plant or flower, and so today, I went down into my photo archives to find a picture I remember taking a few years ago.
I’d thought it would be a nice picture for the first Sunday of Advent because it shows a display of Advent candles across my mantel, each one nestled in a little clay pot.
It was lovely and garden-y, but I didn’t set those up this year, hence my desire to find those old photos on this first Sunday of Advent.
While searching for that photo, I found this picture!
If you don’t recognize what’s in the photo, you probably never spent hours in a fabric store with your mom picking out fabrics and going through pattern books, figuring out what to make with the fabric. Or looking through pattern books and then seeking the perfect fabric to make whatever you chose a pattern for. (Just to be clear, my mom did the sewing part. I never was very good at it, though I did try a few times. As we say in my family, I didn’t get the sewing gene.)
Yes, those are the file drawers for Simplicity patterns for making clothes.
Those are also a great reminder for the first Sunday of Advent, at least for me. A reminder to keep things simple and lean into lovely memories of simpler times gone by.
(Yes, I finally found the photo I was looking for!)