I’ve never been a sewer. In fact, it is something that I had tried several times and just didn’t have the patience for. Well, I mentioned this a few posts ago but recently my mother-in-law introduced me to quilting. We bought a patchwork pattern fabric from Hobby Lobby and she taught me how to quilt it by hand. I LOVED it. I have made 4 baby quilts since. I have really enjoyed it and decided that I was ready to go to the next level and make my own quilt-top that I would then quilt together by hand. I knew that I wouldn’t have the patience to make a topper by hand so I asked for a sewing machine for my birthday. I figured it was a long shot that I would get it, but I wanted to go ahead and plant the idea in hopes of getting a machine eventually for Christmas. Well my amazingly generous parents surprised me and in my birthday card there was a picture of my machine saying that it would be arriving in a few weeks. I couldn’t believe it! Well, It finally arrived today! i have been having so much fun. I have no idea what I am doing, I’ve never even really used a sewing machine and this thing does SO MUCH!!!! The one I picked is a sewing/embroidery machine. I haven’t even started reading about the embroidery yet, it’s a little too overwhelming. I need to find someone that can just explain it to me so I don’t have to read the big instruction manual. Right now I’m just going to focus on making my first topper. Then once I do that I’m going to move onto the embroidery. Eventually I would like to try and make some other things. I would like to do curtains or other home accesseries someday. If the Lord ever blesses us with a little girl I am going to HAVE to make her some cute dresses as well! So, if anyone wants to share some sewing wisdom I would greatly appreciate it.
Happy Birthday to Me! June 9, 2009