Thursday, June 10, 2010
Sew and sew
My mom bought me my first sewing machine when I was 10 years old. It came from Sears, where mom worked. The Sears lady came to our house a few times to give me instructions on how to use it, and from there, I was pretty much on my own. I am thinking I wore some pretty goofy looking clothes for many years!
I spent the next 33 years sewing and sewing...making many of my own clothes and most of what my son wore to school all through high school. Then I worked at a quilt fabric store for one year before moving to NM in 1993...and managed to stash enough fabric for lots of quilts that are now wanting to be made.
These last weeks have been such fun, getting back to sewing again. I've made several baby quilts, small enough to fold easily and stuff in a diaper bag. Small enough for me to see an accomplishment in a day's work. Fun enough to keep me wanting to do more...and a nice balance to my evenings of hand quilting on the antique quilt. However, having said that...there's a new spinning wheel in the house, and it's calling my name....