As I have mentioned on this blog before, my paternal grandmother thought that all young girls should learn to sew. I also think she saw a future opportunity to tap into those skills and have me help her with some sewing projects! LOL So at age nine, she enrolled me in sewing classes at the Singer Sewing Center downtown. I spent some of my summer vacation at her house (across town) would take the bus from her house to downtown for my sewing lessons. I still have my turquoise sewing box that I took with me.
So for my Childhood theme borders, I chose a wonky border made using sewing themed fabrics and also some fabrics that reminded me of fabrics I may have used at that time.