Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Learning time for me...

Today, while Emma napped, I did my usual....reading some homeschooling books. I keep finding new ones I haven't read yet at the new library branch we've been frequenting, so it's keeping me entertained and learning. However, there was a dress I got for Emma at Goodwill several weeks ago that was missing its buttons. I had been avoiding sewing them on...I'm not the most skilled at sewing, even simple things, so I typically avoid doing it by having Karl (the better sewer in the family) do it. Today I decided that if I am ever going to get better at it, it is going to take practice. I dug out the thread, a needle, and found two matching buttons and got to work. It took me longer than it probably would have taken Karl. My fingers are not that nimble since I don't sew often, but it didn't take too long....maybe 10-12 minutes. I'm proud of my accomplishment, even if it is something that is simple....it should be easy for me, my mom is a very skilled sewer after all, but since I never let her teach me as a kid I did not 'catch' her skills. Now that I'm out of the house and close proximity I am regretting my lack of interest then....now I must teach myself. :} Anyway, I did it, and I plan to try to take on more tiny projects like that just to improve my ability. No more pushing it off on Karl. I was supposed to try to sew a baby blanket before the baby arrives. Of course I have done nothing with that....there is still a little time but it is growing short. If I get motivated maybe I'll do it. I noticed they have kits for that at Joanne's Fabric. I would like to try to make some things as Christmas gifts this year..that was my plan when I got my machine last Christmas. Not a thing has come from that either....well, besides the little bags I made for Corbin and Hailey in the spring. If I don't get to work that won't happen either....it may have to wait until 2011. I'll have to brainstorm some simple ideas to see what I can come up with.

1 comment:

StacyB said...

Nigel just started a sewing class at co-op.
I have a good basic knowledge of sewing and I always enjoyed blankets, curtains, etc. I am NOT skilled with clothes. And Nigel wants to learn how to make clothes!!

I started two skirts two years ago... my problem is I hate cutting out the pattersn!!