Tuesday, June 14, 2011

top ten reasons I should conquer my fear of the sewing machine

top ten reasons I should conquer my fear of the sewing machine:
1. I received it as a Christmas gift the year I was pregnant with Bubby - and project numero uno is still half done. I think I should finish it. (a super cute apron, by the way)
2. I DID earn an A in "life skills" (aka home ec.) in middle school for such meaningful sewing projects as the fluffy football and the locker organizer.
3. Every woman I know on my mom's side can sew. And my aunt and cousin and cousin-in-law on my dad's side can, too.
4. My mom and my great-grandma both can make beautiful quilts BY HAND (as in not using a machine) - I can barely sew a button.
5. I would like to do some of these projects. And this.  And more.
6. I have my master's degree.  The state of Missouri has given me a certificate saying I could run an entire school building. Surely a user's manual is easier than an action research project, right?
7. I may secretly want to be Martha Stewart - without the whole prison scandal and reputation for being evil.
8. My house needs some curtains and I could use some summer dresses/skirts.
9. To check something else off my list.
10. So I can stop daydreaming about what I COULD do and actually DO it. :)
Top Ten {Tuesday}

7 comments:

  1. This was the best list EVER!

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  2. I like these! I should learn too, because I'm short and have a hard time finding jeans that fit right, I usually have to get them hemmed. My dog also has a unique size between medium and large and with clothes being so expensive these days, it would be cheaper to make your own anyways!

    -Samantha
    www.kreativekaring.com

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  3. ha! love this list! you should definitely brave it. i bet your curtains will be amazing...

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  4. I agree with and LOVE this list! Sewing is something I also aspire to do, along with knitting/crocheting. I haven't even started my first project... it's still in the box. I hope you succeed! Best wishes! And thanks for stopping by Jenny's Blessed Nest =)

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  5. Great list! I actually want to learn how to use my sewing machine as well. I got it this past Christmas and have only made a couple square dog toys on it. Ha.

    Stopping over from oh Amanda.

    ~SoxyLady aka Sarah
    http://soxys-diamond.blogspot.com

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  6. You know I like this! Good Luck!

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  7. Great list! I inherited a sewing machine. I do not sew currently so my best friend is slowly teaching me. It's a great way to mend and darn socks! :)

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