Saturday, June 20, 2009

passing it to the next generation

So, I've been on a serious sewing kick lately. No, more like I've rediscovered and deepened my love of sewing. Blame it on Heather Bailey, Amy Butler, and Anna-Maria Horner for their luscious fabrics and simply beautiful projects. They have inspired me to start sewing, and gasp! without a store pattern...
I even revived my old-new sewing machine this weekend. I had parked it away for over a year because I broke the needle clamp in a freak sewing accident. Instead of purchasing the part needed, I bought an old 'Husky' from my favorite thrift store for a whopping $8 and used that for a little while. My old-old Husky, while a great machine, is rather noisy. It's hard to sew at night with a noisy machine, so I decided to fork over the $30 for the part I needed for my old-new Brother. And boy, am I glad I did! I've been in sewing heaven for the past 24 hours. I'm discovering the joys of scalloped stitches, drop-in bobbins and automatic button-holers! I never knew such bliss was to be had!
This means I now have 2 perfectly functioning machines. Everyone should be so blessed. I decided to gift the Husky to my 8 year old daughter who has been begging for one. Most 8 year olds get a toy sewing machine, but she gets a REAL one! Boy I tell ya, she is her mother's daughter! She is begging to learn knitting, crochet and sewing. I encourage whatever she is into because the girl has talent, if I do say so myself, and I do!


Amber & Kibwe said...

I have the sewing bug too right now. I just have to get my sewing room back together. I had been making baby slings and selling them after Jehan was born, but as she became older it became increasingly harder to even imagine sewing. I wonder if I pull out my supplies will she leave them alone while I sew.... not! I cant even get on the computer while she is awake with out her hurling something at the keyboard. I am trying to train her to play peacefully next to me... but it's just that... training right now. :)