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In another bizarre twist of fate….

November 12, 2008

I have taken up sewing.  For those of you who know me from high school and college, you have probably already passed out and are lying on the floor.  I wish you a speedy recovery.  Last Christmas I decided I needed more defined hobbies.  I love photography, but I felt like I needed something else creative.  So I decided I was going to learn how to sew.  My husband did not think that this was a great idea at first given my zero tolerance policy.  Meaning I have zero tolerance for things that agitate me.  I felt with the change to mommie-dom, I needed to start trying activities that would teach me some patience.  So my MIL gave me a sewing machine for Christmas and I immediately ran to the nearest fabric store and started diving in.  My husband was nice enough to come with.  At this point I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.  My husband knew more about sewing than I did.  When I arrived at the fabric shop, I immediately start picking out different fabrics.  After I had a few swatches picked out, my loving husband asked me what type of pattern I was using.  I looked at him, bewildered, and asked him what a pattern was.  I mean, didn’t you just get fabric and start sewing?  Anyhoo, long story short, I have come to love sewing.  It is like natural Xanax for me-that and chocolate.  I only make quilts right now–baby quilts (large quilts could throw me over the edge), but I am getting ready to progress to my next phase of sewing.  I am going for the gold, I am going to make a large quilt.  This is another *Ah Ha* moment.  You know the one like I had sitting in my closet when I was getting ready to move.   The how did his happen moment.  Farming, sewing….I swear we are entering the twilight zone.  Never fear, next week I will teach you how to milk a cow.. 😉

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Baby Quilt

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2008 8:59 pm

    What a wonderful quilt!! I also tend to have the zero tolerance policy. I would love to start sewing but as stated above requires patience. Maybe it is better that you started now vs when you have those little feet and hands pulling at your new hobby. You’re going to be a pro by the time they are home and able to juggle it all.

  2. November 13, 2008 2:53 am

    Gwen, I am excited for you both and am also thrilled to now have your website to keep up with your adoption and life in West Plains. Our prayers are with you! Alicia and JP

  3. November 13, 2008 1:56 pm

    Hey, good for you!!! If you ever need help learning what a pattern is, I’m here for you!

  4. Liz Wyman permalink
    November 14, 2008 6:35 pm

    After the shock did wear off…. I am so impressed!

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