Thursday, February 25, 2010

Let's get it started!!

I am so excited to be starting this blog, and let me tell you why:

I am one of those people who loves browsing the Internet, bouncing from site to site, and reading all those interesting blogs out there. I am particularly drawn to blogs about sewing. Sigh! Where do I begin? My relationship with sewing has been one of love and hate. The days of love come from actually finishing a project, while the days of hate come from ultimate frustration experienced while at my sewing machine! Either way, I am so drawn in to sew, yet a little bit wary to do so also.

Until now, that is!

My change of heart developed mostly this past weekend when my nieces came to visit. My oldest niece, at age 7, has been waiting for me to sew her a dress since she was at least 5 years old. I just didn't have the heart to start a dress for her until I could be sure that I could do one well. So instead of giving her another excuse as to why I was not done with her dress, I told her I would help her sew a pillow instead.

She was so excited, and I let her pick out her own fabric (the equivalent of an army uniform, but it was pink instead of green) and we got to work washing and pressing the fabric. When all was said and done, I even let her sew the seams for one of the sides of the pillow. It was wonderful! She learned something, and my heart stirred to continue with a craft that I had put away for a while.

In the meantime, I have never lost my desire to sew. I just got so frustrated, and probably too ambitious with my project choices. I do so love to admire all the sewing blogs out there, yet I have not found one yet that is created by a beginner sewer like me--a person who can sometimes get lost in the pattern envelope terminology, and the instructions.

Well, that is my inspiration for creating this blog!

I want to divulge the good and the bad of sewing. The days I get it wrong, and the days I get it right. My plan is to sew one beginner project a week, building on my skills, until I am able to get quite proficient. After sewing my project, I will provide pictures and a review of how difficult the project really was to sew. It is my hope that this will help other people that are starting (or re-starting) their journey with sewing. My reviews will always be honest, and my recommendations will be too. I invite any feedback from any of you, and I would love to get to the point where my readers can sew along.

So, sit back, relax, be inspired, laugh, unwind, smile, and be prepared to be sew filled!

*BTW, I will add photos of the project my niece and I did soon!

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