Saturday, February 20, 2010

Needling around

If you've been following my blog for a while, you might remember that last year I purchased a (used) sewing machine. I was very excited and had ambitions to create many things. One of these ideas I had was to make myself a khaki skirt. Someone gave me a pattern, and I bought all the materials and items needed to make the skirt. Then I looked at the pattern and didn't have a clue how to use it. Not only that, but I didn't know how to use my sewing machine either. It didn't come with a manual, but the website for the machine has instructional videos. I suppose I could've watched these videos, but I was very nervous about messing it up. So my sewing machine has been sitting very lonely and unused for several months... until now! I signed up for a beginning sewing class at a fabric store not too far from me. It wasn't cheap, but I figured it was a good investment. I had my first class last week, and now I can use my sewing machine! AND I already made my first project! We made a reversible table runner. We could choose whatever fabric pattern we wanted, so I chose some that I thought would be good for "everyday use" rather than only for holidays. I know it's not perfect, and needs to be ironed a bit more, but I'm pretty happy with it. :)


Happy Camper said...

Very Nice Jocelyn! You should come to a sewing retreat with Bangor some weekend at camp! Good times! I have learned so much from the women at those retreats. And, really, your a soon-to-be new pastor... what else are you going to be doing with your weekends? ;)

Virginny Lee said...

This is beautiful! I'm so excited you are a sewer now!!! I used to love fingering the fabrics at the little fabric store on the hill. Missing you!

JJ said...

Thanks ladies!

Deb- yeah, I'm sure I'll have lots of free time! ;)

Virginia- I'm excited too. It's such a cute little store and I'm looking forward to picking out more fabric for other projects!
Miss you too!