Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I am trying to learn how to sew. This is a challenge for me because I am not, I repeat not creative at all. I cannot draw, paint, or even color very well. I am very type A. I like simple, organized, and orderly. So, learning to sew is a bit of a challenge for me. I am trying to learn so that I can mend clothes for a homeless shelter.
The only thing I have ever sewn was a pillow from 8th grade home economics. Let me tell you it was a disaster. UHHH. But, I decided I will give it another try. I told my mom that I wanted to learn to sew and she got me a new sewing machine for my birthday. My mother is a master seamstress. She made some of my prom dresses in high school. (Her claim to fame is that she won 1st place in the state sewing competition. She made a jacket with a silk lining... yea she is good).I have learned how to thread my machine, and that is all! It is sitting on a shelf waiting for me to take her down, and sew. It is a little intimidating for someone who is not creative and who's one experience with sewing did not turn out well. But, alas, I shall try again!!! I am not going to let this stop me from trying and conquering. I mean, millions of women throughout history have sewn for their families. I should be able to do this. I must learn to do this. So this weekend, my mission is clear. Thread the machine, put in fabric, and put the medal to the metal, (metaphorically speaking).
Wish me luck!!!

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