Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Making The Most of Life...

Last week I decided to overcome my fear of sewing machines.
As some of you may know I was once terrorized by a wild band of Scottish nuns as a child and to this day I still carry the scars if you will. My fear of sewing machines was one such scar, and one I no longer needed to continue to wear.
Thus it was that I sat before the beast and listened to is growlings before setting forth upon my epic journey to master it.
I had begun to hand sew a couple of pouches to go with my dream board I had always wanted to do some beading but had never had the courage to put thread to needle. Once I had completed the first bag, beads and all I thought to myself "that was easy, I bet I could use a sewing machine to speed up the process". And I did, it worked out, although I think my hand stitching is neater, however it got the job done and I beaded the second bag right up.
Then I stitched up  cloth to match them...
And I had a set!
My fear was behind me and it was time to move on!

9 comments:

Jacki said...

Those are very nice! I inherited my grandma's sewing machine, but for the life of me I cannot sew!

Sacred Suzie said...

This is very inspiring and gives me hope. I am also terrified of sewing machines and thought I was alone. My brother sewed his finger with a machine when I was a kid and that absolutely scarred me. I do have a machine and now wonder if I can get over my fear and make something as lovely as what you have made! Wonderful!

TraceyTreasure said...

I wish I knew how to use a sewing machine. Maybe someday! You did some pretty wonderful things with one! Congrats on conquering your fears! Hugs!

Cat said...

Suzie,

That's exactly what got me scared!
I was terrified, but I knew I needed to get over it so I started with something small and so far so good!

three generations said...

Good for you!

Janet said...

Looks like you conquered your fears and ended up with some great items. About all I can do with a sewing machine is the basic straight stitch. My mom was an elcellent seamstress but she never taught me!

Bee said...

Cat will you teach your big sister?
love B

dont eat the token said...

Great job!!

I also am afraid to sew, the last time I used one was in 7th grade home ec. I made a pair of shorts, the material had penguins and ice caps on it. "to be cool"

The nuns sound scarier, so I think I should follow your brave path and it give it another go!

How on earth do you sew beads on a bag with the machine????

I'm intrigued.

Cat said...

Oh no, the beads were hand sewn on.