Friday, 20 March 2015

"A REAL Oldie for Friday"

Hello Blog friends, followers and all who pop in to see what is on show at this Blog.
Oldie for Friday was started by the lovely Erika over at:-
Anything you have made in the past that you would like to share is what is wanted.
I did not intend posting anything till Hazel and I got back from Belfast.  I suddenly remembered about Oldie for Friday here is a really old one from me:-

Hazel and I are away together, thought you might like to see a picture of us "together"
Really have no idea how old we are, I would be guessing.
Note the dresses ..... both the same.  Mum used to make all our clothes, knit our cardigans and sweaters.
Sorry about the mark on my arm it definitely is not a perspiration stain!!! More like a tea stain
I don`t do Scheduling so I hope this works

Thank you for calling by I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia xxx


  1. worked Patricia!! What a gorgeous snap of the pair of you. Mum made all mine and Shell's clothes too, however, they were usually the same style but different colours!! My favourite was from about 1976 a pink gingham (crimplene...remember that?) dress with daisy trim around the bodice line, I thought I was a princess!! Happy days xx

  2. Good Morning Patricia,
    I hope you are making good progress on your journey, look out for the eclipse, you may be flying as it happens!
    Now that photo, it looks like butter wouldn't melt, but I can see the the mischief in Hazels smile, you ere a pair of little cuties!
    Have a fabulous weekend ladies,
    Love and hugs
    Sandra xxxxx

  3. Morning Patricia,

    Beautiful photo of you and Hazel, don't you both look all sweet and innocent lol! I remember wearing gingham a lot in the summer for school, still the rage now lol!

    Have a great day

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Such a beautiful photo Patricia, thank you for sharing.
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. I love oldie pics, I,m sure you are having a great weekend, xxx

  6. Morning Patricia what a lovely photo I remember having dressers like these mum used to knit all you cardigans. and she used to dress all three of us the same. But even now me and my older sister does everything together and we buy the same clothes but in different colours. Have a good time in Belfast give Hazel my love.

    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

  7. Beautiful picture of you both. I hope you are having an amazing time in Belfast. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. Morning Patricia,
    Love to see an oldie photo. Hope you are having a great time,

  9. Gosh this photo brings back memories! My two sisters and I had very similar dresses when we were kids to attend my uncle's wedding in 1959. They were white nylon!!!!!! The bodices were white, the skirts and puff sleeves had tiny pink flower sprigs and the the bindings round the neck and sleeves were all slightly different so we each knew which was which. I know the year exactly because mum was pregnant with my baby brother and he was born in August that year. Ah, wonderful memories! Hugs Christine xx

  10. What a lovely photo of you both! Beautiful!! Hugs Carole Z xx

  11. A fabulous photo haven't changed much! As there were four of us girls we were usually dressed in twos although my Nana always knitted four articles exactly the same...consequently my youngest sister appeared to wear the same cardigan or whatever for about 6 years as she inherited them all! Hope you're having fun. Carol x

  12. Hi Patricia,
    Great photo! It brought back memories here too! I don't have a sister but Mum made a lot of my skirts and dresses. She used to knit Fuzzy Wuzzy cardigans and boleros as well! I always had a big ribbon in my hair too. Happy days!
    Have a great break in Ireland.
    Love Myra xxx. The Rose was my best ever! Thanks Teacher! Xx

  13. Hi Patricia,
    what a great Oldie for Friday.
    Snap my Mum used to make all our clothes too, and I was always pictured with my middle sister too.
    Some times I remember my Mum sitting up till all hours finishing off a particular dress.
    My Dad would do the knitting even though my Mum could knit.
    So us crafty peeps really do have such a lot in common.
    enjoy your trip to Belfast.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. Lovely photo Patricia & the love the matching dresses too! I remember having a gingham trouser suit my Nan made me & the 1st time I wore it I fell over & put a hole in the knee lol! Hope you're enjoying your trip.
    hugs Jo x

  15. HI Patricia,
    Mum used to make my clothes too, and Hazel's hair-do looks like how I wore mine for a time too, only the bow would always slip out.
    Enjoy your trip

  16. Gorgeous photo, I remember having my hair with a ribbon in it like that....enjoy your weekend.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  17. Hi Patricia
    Hope you're both enjoying Belfast by now.
    Do you know, the pair of you have not changed one bit, I kid you not! One or two years may have passed since that photo but its unquestionably Hazel and Patricia!
    Have a splendid trip.
    Ang x

  18. Hi Patricia and what a great photograph, thanks for sharing an oldie this Friday with me. I hope you and Hazel are having a great time, catch you when you are back.
    Oh and my Mum used to do the same, made all our clothes, only I had a brother so was usually in trousers and tops so he got them too. No pink from an early age!

    Hugs Erika. x

  19. Morning Patricia, love the fun picture of you and Hazel. Brings back memories of my childhood. My mom made all our clothes and there was a time all the girls had perms and looked like Shirley Temple.

    Hugs Diane

  20. Morning Patricia, love the fun picture of you and Hazel. Brings back memories of my childhood. My mom made all our clothes and there was a time all the girls had perms and looked like Shirley Temple.

    Hugs Diane

  21. Hi Patricia
    Hope ur both having a fab time in Ireland.
    It's nice to see an old foto. I just love black an white fotos. Just something about it I love.
    Anyways I mustbe a young one on ur blog.
    My mom never made my clothes for my sister an I but I do remember getting second hand clothes from our neighbours.
    I still love going into charity shops it's amazing the things I canfind there lol xx

  22. Hello Patricia, well I would know you two from this lovely photo, neither of you have changed all that much. My mum too used to make my clothes, all by hand too as she didn't have a sewing machine, knitted all my woolies too, if only I had appreciated al the time and love thatwent into the making of them.
    Thanks for sharing yourself and Hazel as little girls.
    Hope you are having a fab time in Belfast, hugs Kate x

  23. Hi Patricia,
    So you got there all right. That's good. Take the photo with you in October and I'll be able to see if you've changed much, but looking at the photo on your blog, I would say you haven't.
    I used to make all Rachels clothes both for leisure and school uniform. I once knit her an Aran Cardigan - actually I made a few - but this particular one lasted from when she was about 4 until she was 8. It just seemed to grow slightly every time I washed it. It was the only one that did it!!!
    Maureen xx

  24. Lovely oldie photo Patricia, my Mum made all our cloths, for my brother and myself, I have a similar photo check dress and hair ribbon.
    Hope your weekend is going fabulous.

  25. Thanks for showing the photo Patricia. Brings back memories. My mum also made all my clothes and I also had a large ribbon in my hair. Must have been 3 or 4 inches wide. Hope you are having a good time.

  26. Lovely photo Patricia of you and Hazel. Mum used to make some knitted jumpers, otherwise it was hand me downs from the neighbours children. Big bow's were in .(big red ones in a redheads hair )
    Take care and have another nice day, Maria x

  27. Lovely 'golden oldie' mum also made our clothes and was our streets dress maker I can see her now sat at her old tredle sewing machine...


  28. A lovely picture Patricia, I used to have my hair just like Hazel's! Hope you are having a lovely time in Belfast. Susan x

  29. You will be well into your weekend by the time you read this, hope you are having a wonderful time! I love the photo, it is beautiful... Hugs, Anne xx

  30. What a beautiful photo - luv it xx hopefully you have had a good trip and enjoyed yiur catch up xx GailT xx

  31. Hello Patrica, love the photograph. Hope you girls are enjoying your time in Belfast. LOL Brenda xx

  32. Oh just look at the two of you! Lovely photo Patricia! You both look so happy, too! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  33. Hi Patricia,sorry I'm late still catching up from the sickness bug I had lost three days. A lovely picture of you & Hazel,they are nice to look back on. Hug's Lynda xx

  34. Morning Patricia, I hope you are both having a lovely time. This piccie of you both is really lovely. My Mum made all my clothes too, she always did 'smocking' on my dresses', it was beautiful, and one day at school a naughty girl 'bit' all the smocking, needless to say my Mum was not best pleased haha.
    Sorry I have been missing for a couple of days, my eyes are terrible at the moment, so have been keeping off my laptop, in the hope that will give a bit of ease.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  35. Wishes, memories, hopes and dreams, make up our life's story thank you for sharing this chapter from yours Patricia.
    Just like Patricia Howarth my Mum also made all my clothes they always lasted so much longer too, which sometimes I wished they hadn't as I loved having new clothes!
    Margaret corgi owner