Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sewing it Up

There are many things I want to do and learn. Sewing is one of them. While I was in Spokane, a friend (thanks Heidi) gave me her sewing machine. I love this! What a perfect time for me to learn. So, on New Year's Eve I began a quilt for Callie. Technically, I suppose, I started it in Spokane. There's no way I could have done this alone (not that I'm d o n e).

So ladies....here's a shout out to you. Without Heidi Heath, I wouldn't have a sewing machine, and my dream would only be a dream. Without Robyn Bischoff, I couldn't have created my pattern. Without Amanda Pope, I would have bought fabric that didn't go well together. Who knew you needed to think about mixing big prints with smaller prints? I sure didn't. It makes sense, but I didn't know that intuitively. Without Holly Knighton, there's NO WAY I would have been able to cut out all my fabric before leaving Spokane -- or cut it out correctly. You most definitely saved my life here Holly. You're ssssure ssspecial. And without Annie Green, I wouldn't have known how to use my sewing machine. Sure, I could have read books, read instruction manuals, figured it out on my own...but who wants to take the time to do that? Not me. I've never been one to research things out before I jump into it. Not a good trait, but oh well. That's who I am. Thanks Dad. I think I get that from you. Who needs instructions right? I'm pretty confident I'll need help along the way by others, or some of these same wonderful ladies, so thank you from Jenny -- and denk du from Callie -- as it will become her bedspread for her big girl bed. I just wish I could bring this project with me to craft night at Amanda's. Are you still doing that by the way?


Here's me sewing away...just before the clock strikes 2010.


And here's a sneak peek. Oooooh it's going to be a good one!

7 comments:

Paige said...

I just got a sewing machine for Christmas & it's something that I want to learn how to do...I did sign up at JoAnn's to take their "Sewing 101" class & I have successfully completed 2 scarves for my sister's birthday. The thing I struggle with (besides my lame beginner skills) is cutting the fabric. How do people cut straight? It's beyond me!

Jenny said...

Amen! That's why Holly was such a lifesaver for me. By the time I was done successfully cutting ONE square, she had done about 10. I'm not kidding.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Sweet quilt! Happy sewing in the new year, can't wait to see what other things you stitch up.

maryirene said...

it's beautiful!

Amanda P said...

It's looking great Jenny, seriously it looks so good! I'm so glad you're starting to see it put together. I really like it... maybe I'll have to borrow your pattern.

Nathan and Rebecca Scott said...

Looks like it will be a beautiful quilt. Nice job!

legendswife said...

What cutie pies:) My goal is to learn to sew this year. God bless

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