Friday, July 13, 2007

Coming Soon...

New sewing book
Yes, I’m starting a new blog. I know, I know, “You did it once, and couldn’t stick with it.” Well, that was when I was young and foolish and didn’t have any direction in my life. Now I’m young and foolish with plenty of direction.

I’m learning to sew. Yes, it’s true. I’m a 39 year old woman who basically hasn’t done any real sewing since 8th grade when I made a jumper that was covered in tiny little strawberries. It’s just, you know, I’m craving feeling old-school. So, with the help of a good friend, Ms. D, I’m learning all over again.

A few ladies from work and I got together yesterday at the end of the day. There were four of us, not counting Ms. D, and we all hauled in our old sewing machines handed down to us by mothers, aunts, and sisters. Except me, of course. Two years ago at Christmas I asked for one from my parents who dutifully bought me a nice table-top model Kenmore. It’s been sitting on a shelf ever since.

At any rate, we all plugged in and Ms. D ran around and showed everyone how to fill a bobbin and where to stick it in the machine. That’s about as far as we got. I picked up the above fabulous book at my local giant boxstore bookstore, and am planning on starting small, with a tote bag. I’ll pick up the fabric today after work, and get going over the weekend.

Wish me luck.


E to the M said...

Haha, good luck!

razmarie said...

Oh, God, I know. It's crazy! Thanks for being my first post, Em.