Friday, August 22, 2008

Sew What?

What else can you do on a rainy day?
Yesterday, my daughter and I took our
annual shopping trip just in time for the new school year.

We started out with a Booster Drink and Panini Bread.
When our stomachs are full, shopping is good.
But while we were eating our lunch,
we discussed where we would go and what we wanted...

She wanted to go to the "Teachers Store"

And I wanted to check out some sewing machines.

"You what?"

"I want to check out some new sewing machines."

""That's interesting, she says.
"You are going to sew?
Then you can help me with my project...
You can sew 25 book bags for my grade three class."

Off we went.
Walked into the store and told the sales clerk exactly what we wanted.
"Oh," she says.
"You want an introductory beginner machine?"

"Yes, and with an introductory price."

My daughter and I looked at each other, smiled and she said,
"Buy it Mom."

The proud owner of my first sewing machine.

So for some of you, you'll find this surprising and shocking..
But my new project will be sewing up book bags.
Now, I just need the pattern and fabric.
I know where I'll be going for help.


  1. I am "shocked", "amazed" and "in wonder!" Congratulations! I wish you many happy years of creating, and accomplishing. We hope to see a lot of "show & tell", or rather "sew & tell!" on this blog....

  2. Oh my .... so much fun! I am so bad at sewing I was banned from my high school HOME EC class! (That and as you Chem Class). Every once in awhile my mother's old sewing machine calls me from our crawl space below the house.... sending up reams of guilt for not pulling it out and being the seamstress she was. I am thinking I will stick with the quasi successful baking.

  3. I got my first sewing machine while pregnant with my first child. Her crib bumpers, curtains, and doll clothes were my first projects. I
    have sewn each and every curtain in our home since then, many Halloween costumes, the one or other pillow case, even one humdinger of a duvet cover for a king size comforter. My sewing projects have never gone into more complex territory. Still, the machine has been a worthwhile purchase.

    Good luck with yours!

    How did the Plowing competition go?

  4. I wish you good luck. Sewing and I just don't mesh. I tried, and sewing rebelled. I can't stand repeated failure. I just have to admit that it isn't something I should do. In other words, I better keep the job I have. ;-)

  5. have fun sewing, i have tried sewed all my children there token outfits when they were little and now have gladly passed that one to my daughter, i am just not co-ordinated enough, but book bags, that i can do;-) (i think)

  6. Merisi
    An update on the plowing match from Dairymary...
    Just to let anyone interested know, that Francis came 22nd in the match(which is about the spot that Canada usually sits in these contests, I've been told). He will be home Tuesday until Sunday then will fly to Ontario with the Junior contestants, and his Uncle and Aunt, for the Canadian contest, where he will meet his older brother, who is driving there with tractors and plows on a truck and trailer, where they will both compete at the end of the month. I am praying for a safe trip for them all especially for P's road trip! Dairymary


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