Wednesday, October 19, 2011

How I fell in love... with sewing

When I was about 16, my mom signed us up for a sewing class a girl at our church was teaching. I was not into sewing in the least, but wanted to spend time with my mom. I was a little punk rock chick that went to a small town country church. The whole class went to Joanns to get a pattern to work on and the one they picked was a JUMPER!

It was something very similar to the picture above and I was horrified!  Needless to say I was done with sewing for quite a few years. Fast forward ten years and I'm reintroduced to sewing by a friend who came over to my house with a beautiful bag in tow. Where did she get that awesome bag? She said SHE sewed it and told me it was Amy Butler. "Amy Butler has really cool fabric," she said.  So I made my first trip to my local quilt shop and I was hooked!  My mom gave me one of her old machines (a Necchi) and I got started right away.

I had no idea what I was doing, but I was determined to figure it out.  I took a few classes at my quilt shop, but needed a portable machine since the Necchi was in a sewing cabinet.  I got a brother for $99 and used that for several months. Then my wonderful husband told me he was going to buy me a Bernina and I have been in love ever since (with the machine... I have always been in love with my husband :).  I have been reading tons of sewing blogs and I am so amazed at the talented people I've come across!!  They bring so much inspiration to me and I hope to do the same for anyone reading my blog.  Stay tuned as I begin my public sewing adventure.

Have a Blessed Day!

1 comment:

  1. This post cracked me up. Love, love the jumper. Amy Butler was a big reason for my love of sewing being renewed as well.