Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A stitch in time

I have never considered myself a terribly "crafty" person. I took sewing lessons from a homeschool mom for a couple of years, but I haven't touched a machine since. I have always been so caught up in my music that I didn't have time for much else. Well, I did stencil ivy leaves all over my bedroom walls when I was about 14. I was pretty proud of that. Anyway, when my sister offered to loan me her extra sewing machine a few weeks ago, I was excited and intimidated.

It's been sitting in my closet for about three weeks.

This morning, I decided today was the day. I found the sewing box my Gramma gave me when I was 10 (complete with pins, needles and seam ripper), brought the machine down to the dining room table, and sat there staring. Amazingly, I figured out how to wind a new bobbin and thread the machine, then I tackled my first project: a nightgown that has needed mending for months. Success!

The next project on the agenda is curtains for the girls' room. I bought some king-sized sheets at Ross yesterday to make into curtains. Hopefully I can get their windows covered effectively enough to stop the waking up at 5:30 am with the sunrise.


  1. You go, girl! It's becoming hip to sew, you know. As much as I'd like to take credit for that trend, I'm afraid it's really because of fabric designers like Amy Butler.

  2. That's me...I'm hip... Right. :)

  3. You will have to post a pic or your curtains. I am very impressed with your sewing projects I have my machine sitting by my desk. I had all sorts of grand ideas about the things that I would make and instead I have stubbed my toe on in it everytime get up from the desk.

  4. I will have to post pics. Just as soon as I get to it. (It may be a while. :)