Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Christmas Present from Darin

Thanks to Darin's generosity and Wal-Mart's always low prices, I received my first ever sewing machine after 29 years of life and 10 years of marriage. I've spent hours reading the machine manual to thread the thing, reading patterns and instructions, and finally trying my best to remember skills from a fourth grade 4H class.

After several calls to Mindy and Mom, I've learned many helpful hints to make sewing easier, and realized that 80% of sewing isn't sewing at all. It's cutting the pattern and then ironing and cutting the fabric.

I have thoroughly enjoyed sewing my first project: matching flannel pajamas for the family. Darin and the boys consist of black/grey/white camo and Rose and my pj's are purple/lilac/white camo. I have finished Rashad and Ty's, and now need to move on to Rosalie tomorrow.

Everyone will open their pj's on Valentine's Day (I can't wait for Easter. . .too far away).

Wish me luck. And thank goodness for Simplicity patterns!


Bethany said...

I am so sorry for you. I hate sewing. ;)

Janice said...

congrats and enjoy your new hobby. It's a great things to know how to do and if you can find fabric cheap enough it might make it worth it. as long as you enjoy it, it is worth it:)

Teresa said...

O.K. wheres my P.J.'s!?