Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My New BFF

Who says money can’t buy friends?! Here’s proof that you can:

Yep, this is my new best friend. I bought her for $30 at a garage sale. She’s a beauty. I’m so excited! B’s mom was in town this weekend for his birthday and helped me get set up. The only sewing experience I have is sewing buttons and years of Pointe shoes, but never anything on a machine. After practicing on some extra fabric I had, I made a little pin cushion (stuffed with cotton balls because it’s all I had), a bandanna for Indy; and I sewed four small patches together (kind of like a quilt). I surprised myself! (I guess it's all the Martha Stewart I watch.) I was such a nerd, too, because every time I made something I’d run out to show B my “creation.” [hehe]

My boss asked me what a 23-year-old is doing with a sewing machine. I told him I want to be able to make things like curtains, pillows, quilts, etc., and one day baby/kids clothes.

I told my mom I love the way my new sewing machine smells. It smells like a grandma just made a quilt. Ahh... (I know I’m a goofball.) Well, I’ll be sure to post my finished products. I know a lot of you sew out there... what’s your specialty???



3 comments:

  1. Ahh, that is so neat! :-) I've been toying around with asking for a sewing machine too. My mom is SUCH a fantastic quilter, sewing, knitter, it's crazy. One of these days I'll find time to start up another new hobby like sewing. My specialty right now is looking at craft/sewing blogs and WISHING that I could do it too ;-)

    Hope your day is going well!

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  2. Glorious! I love it! Is that one of those sewing machines built into a table? What a good deal! Rachel was telling me about the garage sale today. I am so sad I missed it!

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  3. I can sew basic things, but I've always wanted to learn how to sew with a proper sewing machine! How fun!

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