Wednesday, September 1, 2010

So now...I sew

When I was in college you could always tell when it was finals time by the cleanliness of my apartment.
It was spotless during finals. Or midterms. Or any major test times.
You could count on everything being clean and organized and perfect.
I hate cleaning. And I hated it even more in college.
But I would have done anything to avoid studying in advance.
Then you would find me, the night before the test, pulling an all-nighter.
It's the way I function.
I cannot help it.

Well, I am older and wiser now. (hee hee...not really wiser, i suppose)
And we have a POD arriving in T minus 14 days.
4 of those days I will be in Wisconsin.
And what did I do yesterday and today?
I learned to sew.
I picked out fabric for cloth napkins for each family member and I learned to sew.

Obviously sewing cloth napkins is very important for the homeless family.
Wouldn't you say?
I tell you...I'd do anything to avoid the packing that needs to be done.
Even sew.

Honestly, I think I'm in love.
I loved it.
Sewing...that is.
It was theraputic.
An escape from my current mess of a reality. :)
It was awesome.
I think I'm hooked.
I'm already researching patterns for cute dresses for the girls.
Adorable skirts.
I may want to practice a little more. My squares of fabric probably don't count for much experience.

But they are cute.
And soft. (flannel)
And the monkeys are for Ayla.
The birds for Lani.
The rest of ours are not finished yet.
I packed the fabric away, not to be pulled out until after our move.
I think our new house may have to have a sewing nook.
Or maybe not...we'll see.
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Beckysblog said...

they'd make very cute burp cloths! :)

Cassie said...

is that a hint?
tell your husband to stop tormenting my family and maybe you'll get some cute burp cloths as a baby gift!!

Candi said...

It was fun to see them evolve!! I am anxious to see them COMPLETE! There are many left to do but if it is theraputic, who cares!! ? :) We also made, cut & wrapped a pan of caramels.... I saved out some for our Fl. trip but the rest go to Apple Picking 2010... it's a tradition, right? : ) Where's the pic of Ayla holding that completed project?? : ) You'd do anything to get out of wrapping caramels, even SEWING!! HA!! Lani was a pro and Ayla wasn't too bad herself. :)

Beckysblog said...

He torments because he loves.

meg duerksen said...

oh are in trouble now.
sewing is addicting too.
therapeutic yes but addicting!
and suddenly you are buying fabric for all kinds of projects....getting big plans for projects...

oh my.


Courtney said...

oh, yes, it's totally addictive! watch out! {love the napkins...}