You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sew What

The true color of this dress is really a softer
"peachy"color....not orange at all.
Hi All, Happy Spring! With most of the winter knitting completed and behind me I am cautiously entering my "sewing" phase. I love to sew but as you know by now I hate the pesky details of finishing. Last year in anticipation of this anti- procrastination project I bought a new sewing machine; hence the first obstacle. Things have changed since I first learned to sew on my grandmother's treadle machine, and then later on another of Grammy's "hand me down" machines. My new one, the Project Runway Model is computerized and much more involved. It does everything! The problem is I don't really know how to use it yet. It seems like I will need a PhD just to figure it out and SURPRISE I can't find the instruction manual. I'm sure I will unearth it soon. But I fear not, as I shall start slow and finish projects by degrees from easy to hard. This will give me time to "bone up" on the "ins and outs" of the machine.
The beautiful fabric and tiny infant dress pattern was intended for my second grandchild Grant... until I happily found out he was a boy that is, and put it away. Instead it will joyfully go to my brand new "great" niece. Please join me in welcoming little

Kathleen...aka Kat.



Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi, I love the way the dress came out it is so pretty and cute. Happy sewing! Julie

Jackie said...

Thanks Julie, I love to do it but hate the details of finishing. Notice I can't seem to just sew, it has to have knitting/crocheting in it too....ha ha Enjoy Spring!