Thursday, January 22, 2009

My sewing story...

I had a great home ec teacher in the 7th or 8th grade. I loved my denim skirt I remember that was in the 80's so I wouldn't think about making anything like it now. I made some aprons and pillows but that was about it. My mom also made some clothes for me.

My grandmother was also into crafts and sewing. She made all her Christmas ornaments and crocheted also. When she had to go into the nursing home 7 yrs ago I asked for her sewing machine and I knew I would get all her ornaments (I was the only granddaughter-yes I was spoiled by her!). Her machine is a Kenmore that is probably older than me but it's great machine.

The machine stayed in the laundry room at our house never being touched until we moved 2 yrs ago into a larger home. There was the perfect spot for it in my bedroom. So about a yr and a half ago I started making my daughter some clothes. The first was a tshirt dress. Then I began venturing out to things a little more difficult. Here is a pic of my first tshirt dress. Isn't she cute !!!!

I found out on April 15th of this year that we were able to get private insurance for our family at a great price. That was what I working for so I got to quit my job of 8 yrs. I loved my job but wanted to be home so bad. I then learned how to knit. The lovely ladies at Knit Unto Others taught me how to knit and I caught on quick. I carry something with me all the time so I can work on it if I'm just sitting. I started a sweater last week and had to start over yesterday....I think I finally got the hang of knit/purl/knit/purl.

One other thing I wanted to learn how to do was quilt. My son loves his Night Night (the quilt my Granny made us for our wedding) so the tradition will continue. I joined the local Quilter's Guild this fall. Yes I'm the youngest but who better to learn from than the professionals! Right now they are working on a quilt that chances will be sold on to make $$ for the Guild. Can't wait to post pictures of it.

Here is a picture of my sewing space...It's the corner of my bedroom and the bed...yes I use my bed! (And yes that is a golf bag in the corner...I need to sew up a pocket so we can put it in the yard sale)

So now, I have my little sewing business and love it! That's my story...what's yours?


Jennifer said...

My mom gave me her sewing machine for Christmas. I'm excited to learn how to sew. I hope I can do it. I want to make some of those cute clothes that you make. I'm crossing my fingers!!

djStoreRoom said...

Lovely space you have.. I had a wonderful ec teacher too..


Becky said...

Oh my...I didn't even look at your machine tonight. My mom gave me hers after she got her new one for Christmas and it is a 6 stitch Kenmore that is very similar to yours. And yes...she has had it for as long as I can remember.

Back Porch Blessings said...

Hi just wanted you to know I nominated you for an award. Come pick it up when you get the chance. Keep being creative.

shawna said...

Ok so, I see that someone else has already nominated you! Oh well. I nominated you for a kreavtiv Blogger award. If you visit my site you can get all the details!
take care!


Anonymous said...

That is such a wonderful sewing story. It was great to get to know you better and more about your sewing. Best wishes for your future!

Myra said...

You are nominated for a Kreativ Blogger, see my site for details.

My Big Mouth said...

Just like you,my grandmother and mother were avid crafters.I however didn't pick it up til I was around 22 or 23.
I started out slow and by the time I was 27/28,I was full into everything!lol
What does that mean?
It means a garage FULL of plastic tubs full of lots of supplies I rarely touch.
These days,I have specific crafts I prefer to do,sewing,clay,jewelry.

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