Musings about sewing with a little family life as I brighten this small corner of the world that I live in.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Sewing, sewing & more sewing ...
Since my heart surgery back in April, I have been sewing up a storm, teaching sewing lessons, started exercising at our church's fitness center, & preparing for hubby's retirement on 8/15. Here are some of the preemie burial gowns that I have done for The Mid-South Threads of Love chapter. I have 3 more gowns started & will post photos of them when they are done. A friend of mine crochets the blankets & bonnets for the burial sets. Then one day while I was folding laundry, I saw this worn hand towel & thought it could use a pick me up so I added this design which is built into my Ellisimo sewing machine. It gave the towel a new look. Who said that you only have to embroider new towels? I also cut out 4 diaper shirts for a cousin's new grandbaby but I need to finish them & am working on pillowcase dresses for children in Africa. I have 10 dresses ready to add the bias tape straps & 5 dresses cut out to sew. With the hot weather that we are having, it makes sense to stay inside my air conditioned home & sew.
In 2001, I had to retire from a career in Human Services. Since I have been sewing from around the age of 7, improving my sewing skills is my goal. Married to my soulmate for over 40 years, I consider my life to be very good. I have few regrets and hope to brighten other people's lives with my musings.