When I was a teenager I dreamed of moving to NYC and becoming a fashion designer. There was only one small problem, besides my Mom forbid me from moving to NYC, I couldn’t sew.
Anyone who has watched the Project Runway knows you have to be able to sew! I took home economics my Junior year and sewed a camp shirt that turned out slightly crooked. It wasn’t my thing and I said, “Auf Wiedersehen” to fashion.
I tried my hand at sewing again this summer with the girls. I made a skirt. Even though Sherri (our sewing instructor) swore to me that the bottom was straight, Alexandra swears it is a little bit crooked. Maybe I could start a fashion trend of crooked garments? Still, not my “thing”.
But Sherri got me thinking about quilting. You’re mostly sewing straight lines. I can sew a straight line. There is no elastic, zippers, or hems. Quilts don’t have to be straight, do they?
I took a trip to an amazing quilt store to purchase my first quilt fabric. It’s going to be a Christmas lap quilt. Sherri swears it will be easy…and straight. But I’ve heard that before.
Wednesday is the girls’ last sewing class of the summer. I made this wreath for Sherri to hang in her sewing room:
Heroic black Lab outswims man to save drowning border collie…just a feel good dog story to warm your heart.