I'm so excited to be participating in the Handstitched class offered by Rachel from Stitched in Color! My mom took this class when it was first offered, and I loved seeing what she was making. When I saw shortly before Christmas that the class would be offered again, I dropped some not-subtle-at-all hints to my husband that I would really like to take it.
Here's why I really wanted to take the class:
- I love challenges and learning new things. What could be better than a class?
- I've never taken a sewing class before and thought it would be fun.
- I saw my mom make some amazing projects last summer!
- If my mom, who in my opinion knows everything there is to know about sewing, could learn from the class, then how much more would I learn?!
- January was stretching out ahead of me without any sewing goals. (Other than the Christmas stockings... see previous post.)
So, class officially starts today and I am ready! (Well, almost... still rounding up supplies. I live in a pretty supply-limited area.)
If you're visiting from class, so glad you stopped by! I'm excited to start sewing with you & see all the fun things we'll make! As way of introduction, like many of you my first ventures into sewing were crosstitching as a kid. My mom (as I've mentioned) has taught me a ton. My only regret is not learning more while I still lived at home! When I got married in 2008, I decided that I really wanted to start learning to sew. Unfortunately, the old machine I was using lasted for 1 project before it died. It wasn't worth the price to fix, so my sewing was put on hold. Fast forward to 2010 when I got my masters. My parents gave me a sewing machine as my graduation present and I was once again able to sew. Enter a full-time job with a long commute... and sewing again took the backburner. Whew, quite the rollercoaster!
That brings us to this past year. I didn't go back to work after our son was born in May 2012, and now am able to spend more time sewing. (As long as Isaac naps!!!) Most of my projects use the machine, so I'm really excited to learn all about handwork from Rachel's class. I do love having a project to work on while riding in the car or sitting & visiting with friends.
So, here goes! I'll be posting class progress here on Homemade Engineer. You can also keep up with my projects on Flickr.