Thursday, January 4, 2007
My Sewing Machine
My grandmother had an old sewing machine, like the one in the picture, which fascinated me when I was a child. I spent a lot of time at her house and I always enjoyed sitting next to her when she was sewing and hearing about what she was working on.
My mother has a modern sewing machine that she bought a few years ago. To be honest during my teen years, and even young tenties, the idea of owning one myself never crossed my mind. Everything I needed done I just asked my mom to do it. I had learned to embroider and stitch but totally gave it up as a young adult.
Now ever since I live in my own home I started feeling the need to stop asking my mom to do certain things like lifting the hems of trousers or skirts. Being online has also made me aware of a lot of inspiring blogs and sites dealing with different crafts, among them sewing.
So lately I had been after mom to get the old sewing machine fixed so I could use it. I was almost sure I had convinced her but this Christmas they decided to surprise me and buy me a new one. I was ecstatic! And later the same day I discovered L. had also bought me a sewing machine. I went from having none to having 2 of them - we took the second one back and you can see the one I own in this picture.
I have lots of plans about what to use it for - besides lifting hems that is - and in my enthusiasm I already got a few fabrics ready to start working. Life has been pretty busy lately but hopefully soon I will be able to sit down and calmly learn how to use it and start planning what to sew first. I have already tried a few stitches but the results were not very encouraging :-)
When I feel secure enough I'll be sure to post the results of my efforts here...
Till then you can find some beautiful sewing projects here and here.