Learning time for me…

Today, while Emma napped, I did my usual….reading some homeschooling books. I keep finding new ones I haven’t read yet at the new library branch we’ve been frequenting, so it’s keeping me entertained and learning. However, there was a dress I got for Emma at Goodwill several weeks ago that was missing its buttons. I had been avoiding sewing them on…I’m not the most skilled at sewing, even simple things, so I typically avoid doing it by having Karl (the better sewer in the family) do it. Today I decided that if I am ever going to get better at it, it is going to take practice. I dug out the thread, a needle, and found two matching buttons and got to work. It took me longer than it probably would have taken Karl. My fingers are not that nimble since I don’t sew often, but it didn’t take too long….maybe 10-12 minutes. I’m proud of my accomplishment, even if it is something that is simple….it should be easy for me, my mom is a very skilled sewer after all, but since I never let her teach me as a kid I did not ‘catch’ her skills. Now that I’m out of the house and close proximity I am regretting my lack of interest then….now I must teach myself. :} Anyway, I did it, and I plan to try to take on more tiny projects like that just to improve my ability. No more pushing it off on Karl. I was supposed to try to sew a baby blanket before the baby arrives. Of course I have done nothing with that….there is still a little time but it is growing short. If I get motivated maybe I’ll do it. I noticed they have kits for that at Joanne’s Fabric. I would like to try to make some things as Christmas gifts this year..that was my plan when I got my machine last Christmas. Not a thing has come from that either….well, besides the little bags I made for Corbin and Hailey in the spring. If I don’t get to work that won’t happen either….it may have to wait until 2011. I’ll have to brainstorm some simple ideas to see what I can come up with.


About Wendy Woerner

wife, mama to five, blogger, foodie, works in social media and marketing, loves Jesus
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One Response to Learning time for me…

  1. StacyB says:

    Nigel just started a sewing class at co-op.I have a good basic knowledge of sewing and I always enjoyed blankets, curtains, etc. I am NOT skilled with clothes. And Nigel wants to learn how to make clothes!! I started two skirts two years ago… my problem is I hate cutting out the pattersn!!

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