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A recent and unexpected encounter with the friend of a friend left me with a wonderful gift and the inspiration for a new project.

I am the happy recipient of a beat up box full of sewing patterns ranging from the 1940s through the 1970s.  Even more intriguing is that they belonged to one woman who I shall not-so-fictitiously refer to as Viola.  Essentially, the box contains the story of Viola's life in sewing patterns. 

I have been drafting a plan for Viola in my head which involves putting together the chronology of her life and creating garments from these patterns.  I can't wait to share my findings.

A very special thank you goes out to Kristy for this little adventure.