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An adventure in sewing.

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Soon after I started this blog last year I had lunch with my old boss, who is absolute dear.  She’s the kind of friend who no matter how much time has passed between your conversations, you pick everything up like it was yesterday.  I love these types of friends.  The point being, she was super exited about her new sewing machine.  In fact I hope she’s sewing all kinds of goodies by now.  Her mom is a pro at sewing, and was offering her expertise.

It made me think…I could get a sewing machine and just teach myself through YouTube videos and the trusty manual.  Well that might work for most new age June Cleavers but the only thing I remembered sewing was a pig pillow in 8th grade – by hand.  Off to Target I went for a Singer sewing machine.  I figured June would approve of this brand.  Through moans and groans on the first night I was able to have TA-DA!  a bobbin full of thread.  Sad I know.  The next night I practiced on some scrap material and was well on my way.  I found this blog and was inspired – www.newdressaday.   Since then a Goodwill polka dot full length skirt has been reborn a fabulous mini.  I’m still on the hunt for great Goodwill finds to practice with.  Now onto my project I’m most proud of…. outdoor chair cushions!

Starting out … I’m nervous.  The ‘weather resistant’ material was expensive!

   My beauty, on a antique table no less…

Making progress.

Ready to stuff.

SUCCESS!  Even enough material to make pillows.

So thank you, Elizabeth, for sparking my interest in a sewing machine.  I hope you’ve accomplished some projects as well!  In my next blog I can’t wait to introduce you all to the FLYLADY.