sew what?


my first prolonged effort at the singer....i got my very first
sewing machine in october for my 48th birthday.this morning i
planted myself firmly in front of the thing with a pot of coffee
and a hell bent determination and got to know it,using scraps of
paper and bits of fabric,i made a pile of "sample" stitches,but
only after i figured out and conquered the blankety-blank bobbin...
well just for today anyway,and eventually stitched many of the cards
i will be sending this Christmas....simple pleasure...finding time to use
an unfamiliar "tool"...sew fun!

12 comments:

Becky said...

Talk about "smarty"....too cool! You go girl! Don't let that machine intimidate ya!
LM

JUST ME said...

THESE are THE BEST Christmas cards I have seen. Better then any I saw at Hallmark yesterday......

Truly,

Angelica

Tatterededge said...

I love Basic Grey's papers and I really like what you've done with them!

mary boyer said...

I had to laugh at this post - I had such feelings of trepidation when I got my sewing machine over a year ago - then I sat and stared at it for months before actually using it. Took some friends coming over and threading it, showing me how to do that bobbin - in short, getting it all ready to go - before I sat down and whipped up a project! I'm still not too daring, lots and lots of stitches I haven't tried out - but I'm getting there!

It looks like you are well on your way - fabulous cards!!

xoxo Mary

Sandrine (alias Didine ♥ ) said...

OH I ove these cards ! They're tooooooo cute ! It's perfect ! Cheers

heidi said...

hey girl! let me help you with that singer. lets have 1/2 day paper dollies and the other 1/2 me showing you all there is to know about your singer. whadya think?

xox,
heidi

la vie en rose said...

these are "sew" great! look at you!

ntuart said...

yea! 4 u! you did it! and wonderful as usual!

Ruth said...

Way cool cards, Denise! I am not much of a sewer myself, but I have figured out a little of my machine just for art projects. I used these papers for my holiday ATC's, but I cheated and used rub-on stitches! Gotta love 'em!

Joy Eliz said...

Very nice! I like the Lt blue and red together.

Elizabeth said...

I'll be 48 next month and I've never dared to stitch on paper - you have set me a challenge for 12th night!

And I love your angel.

Dawn said...

I love the cards. I turned 48 this October too. I have to ask, what day?