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!
Posted by Dixon Devils at 11:26 PM
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