Thursday, June 24, 2010


There are so many things that I want to be able to do for my family and for myself. One of those things is learning how to sew. I have never wanted to know how to do this, but lately I have had this urge to be more creative and to make the most of what we have; to stretch our resources. Sewing is one thing I can do to accomplish that goal. I want to make clothes for my kids, and costumes, and baby gifts, and quilts, and.....Hmmm, maybe I should learn how to thread a bobbin first? Ha! I signed up for Sewing 101 at a local fabric store and I also signed up for a little girl dress workshop where I will make a dress for Brooklyn. I am so nervous! I am a perfectionist. In the past if I couldn't do something perfect then I didn't do it. 30 has changed me. I am seeing that failure is just as important as success and that you learn so much more when you have to pick yourself up and try again. I still don't like to fail, but I will keep trying.
It helps alot that Brooklyn has so much faith in me and my abilities...she already has a list a mile long of things she would like me to make for her! I have decided that once I get my bearings I will bring her to a few classes for kids and she can make some things for herself.
My first class is on Tuesday and I keep getting daymares in which I touch the sewing machine and it comes to life and spits needles at me and hisses. I will let you know how it goes...hopefully everyone survives.


Elizabeth Rand said...

I want to learn to sew also, Amy! I too, am a perfectionist! Knittig was a good start for me because you can do little projects & "perfect" your stitches! Let me know how the class goes :)

Liz Rand

Miranda said...

Yay!!! You're gonna be great. I hope you enjoy yourself. FYI, my sewing machine has never spit a needle at me, though there have certainly been days I've hissed at it.

The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
~Jill Churchill