Tuesday, August 30, 2011

And Sew I Did!

I had been talking about sewing for quite a while now. I have always wanted to learn to do it… But with 4 kiddos running around, I just hadn’t found the time

I kept staring at this hand~me~down sewing machine for quite a while… It seemed to taunt me from the corner of the room… A haunting reminder of yet ANOTHER thing I couldn’t do right…

But today was different! I was going to sew!

And sew I did!

 My aunt L’s mom’s sewing machine circa 1975… LOVE
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 Setting the scene: a SCENTSY warmer from a dear friend, Cara (check her out here) and spice jars to hold my odds and ends
My first project… Ruffle Butt onsie
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 My work station

Let’s be real… I have NO CLUE what I am doing, and I am pretty sure you won’t be seeing my work featured on Martha Stewart any time soon. But I feel accomplished! A completed check on the BUCKET LIST!

Can I encourage you friends?

That project, that idea, that venture, that THING you have been putting off…. Not STARTING because you don’t have the TIME, or don’t want to FAIL...

Go for it! Do it! Give it a try! And be blessed by the outcome, whatever that may be.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” 
Galations 6:9 NIV


  1. Jumping over via Call Me Blessed. Way to go on completing a project!! Looks great!

  2. yes! good for you!!
    and thanks for the inspiring nudge to just DO.
    love ya, happy tuesday! xo

  3. This is something I so want to learn and do...sew. Love that you Just did it! As soon as my house gets a little more orderly... Off to learn how to sew I'm going to go. :)

  4. Love that verse! I had to do the same thing with sewing...and now I'm hooked :) Have a great day!!

  5. Um wow, is that your first sewing project?! You did a great job! If I had a little girl, I'd love that on her. Love that verse, a great reminder that all of the good things we do, even if we don't feel like doing them, will be rewarded. Thanks for the encouragement!

  6. I am soooo impressed. I've been wanting to sew for a long time. You're giving more courage.

  7. Good for you!! We are all proud of you!! Congratulations on getting your first project done. Nice sewing machine too!!

    Stopping by from Reasons to Skip the Housework and here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/08/isnt-she-beautiful.html

  8. looks good girl! love that sewing machine!