Tuesday, March 24, 2009
So I finally have a sewing machine. Apparently my mother had one. Who knew? I have yet to use. Reason being; I can't thread the stupid bobbin. I was physically challenged with this task at my mother in law's as well. So now I sit waiting for my husband to get home so he can do it for me. Yeah, I'm a total newbie. I finished my first real project last Saturday. It's a homemade gift for my friend Jordan; thanks to her reply on my previous blog post. I'll be honest; it took me five hours and lots of re-reading the pattern. I struggled with terminology such as "machine baste" and "turn in"...what the? Also, sewing straight lines seems to be a difficult task for me as well. There were several occasions when I resorted to just looking at the picture and trying to make it look that way instead of trying to interpret the secret sewer's code written on the pattern. Let's just say it's not the prettiest piece of work cranked out by a lady, BUT I'm quite proud of my accomplishment. I haven't yet sent it to Jordan, but I'll post pictures when she has received it. I look forward to someday becoming proficient in the art of sewing. Look out world.