Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sewing machines and cocktail dresses . . .

There's some sewing going on in my home today, which means I have completely taken over our dining room table. As I took out my sewing machine my husband hastily removed his coffee from the table and sought refuge in the living room.

There's osnaburg, some scraps of wool, a few rusted safety pins, bits of twine, even a twig or two (I love crafting supplies I can find in my own yard). At the risk of sounding arrogant, I have faith in my stitching ability. When I sit down to work on a piece I'm relatively sure I'll be happy with the end result. I have no such faith when it comes to sewing. I always have butterflies in my stomach as I run the fabric through the machine. There's always a moment of panic as I turn right side out and begin to stuff whatever I've sewn. I wonder if it will turn out at all as I had intended it to.

For me, stitching is a comfy pair of pajamas whereas sewing is more akin to the cocktail dress that while I do like wearing am always checking to see how big my backside looks in it.

I'm never quite sure what the finished product will be when I sew, but whatever it ends up being, I'll be sharing it with you soon.


Jennie Lynn


Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Enjoy your sewing day. Show us what you come up with!

cucki said...

have a lovely sewing day..
hugs cucki xx

Penny said...

I'm sure it will be lovely!! Love the analogy you made between the comfy jammies and cocktail dress!
Enjoy your day !!

Krista said...

Sounds like a fun day, looking forward to seeing what you make :)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Have fun being creative!!!
Can't wait to see what it will turn out to be!
Prim Blessings

Pat said...

You aare too funny! I can't wait to see what you come up with. I am sure it will be great.

Mouse said...

heheheh ... I have to agree ... even though I have sewn since the year dot I am like you and worry every time I have to do some ... looking forward to seeing your creation :) love mouse xxxxxx

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