Oh my goodness it’s February!! The first month, of my first year blogging is over. So far it has been fun! As of now, I have shared some recipes with you, and I hope you have found something tasty in the mix. What I haven’t done yet, is share more about myself. What makes me tick, so to speak.
I have decided to start a series of posts that will be published the first of every month, sharing some aspect of my life. I plan on sharing what I like to do, mixed with some other tidbits of information. (If you want more of the nitty-gritty kind of stuff, head over to the About page, found here. )
Remember my post This Year, I Will…? In it, I mentioned I had a lot of hobbies. I’d like to take a few minutes and share one with you.
First up: sewing. Quilting mostly (at least currently), but I also have made clothes, purses, and other misc craft items. I get my love for sewing from my Granny. She was awesome! Given the times she grew up/lived in, she probably learned how to sew more as a necessity, but you would never have known it! I am so blessed that she taught me how to sew when I was a kid. This is the machine she used, the machine she taught me on….
I am SOOOOOOOOO lucky to say that I’m still using this today. Yes, it is old. It was purchased in 1952 (I have the sales ticket to prove it!). I know that they make new sewing machines everyday, that are supposed to be all high-tech, digital, etc. But I LOVE this machine! It is metal, not plastic. Have you ever tried to break metal? Not gonna happen. At least not easily 😉 I know it requires a little more maintenance than a modern machine. I also know a lot of people probably freak out when they see all the levers and knobs. I would too if I didn’t have the instruction manual!! But once you change stitch type, or length a couple of times, you get the hang of it!
For me, sewing is relaxing. I find great satisfaction in knowing I made something with my own two hands! It is amazing how a few pieces of fabric and some thread can be put together to make something useful, and often times, cherished.
I decided when pregnant with my first child to make a baby quilt. It was the first quilt I made and after that I was convinced all of our children would have one. So I have made baby quilts for all three boys. I am currently pregnant with baby #4, and so another baby quilt is in the works!
I am a fan of 1930s reproduction fabric and so this is what I picked out for this project:
So far I have the pattern picked, and the fabric cut. I just need to start piecing! Once I finish I will share my work with you! I just hope that it is finished before baby arrives!
Do you sew? Do you sew on a vintage machine? I’d love to hear from you!