This summer has been kind of crazy so far. Lots of stuff. But mostly just trying to take things day to day and enjoy the little things.
Remember how I talked about my "life to do list" a few posts ago and how learning to golf was on that list? Well, I'm really happy that I've been able to really take that on as a hobby. And I REALLY love it. Like I want to do it at every opportunity. In fact, I need to set up some golf this weekend...
But back to this post. Another item on my life to do list is to learn to sew. I would like to believe I'm semi-crafty. I can crochet and knit thanks to my Grandmother and my friend Barb. I can use modge podge like a champ too. Unfortunately, sewing hasn't been a skill that I've really spent time with since my 7th grade home economics class. I remember making some ridiculous pair of shorts. I seem to remember having a pretty cool little sewing machine that I used. I wonder where that went? hmmm. In any case, that was the extent of my sewing experience (save for hand sewing)
Fast forward to this summer. A new store opened in town called Project Anthologies. It's owned and operated by a lovely person named Melany. It's a beautiful store with fabric, craft supplies and ideas. I think it's probably one of the prettiest stores we have in town. Just look at this window display. So cute!
But I digress. Again. Melany's a smart girl and is offering a series of classes to take. Many of them are beginning sewing classes. I signed up to take one this week. This is how the shop looked for the class. Everyone getting ready.
Now like I said, I haven't touched a sewing machine since 7th grade. At this class we were learning to make pillow covers. We got a good lesson in machines and got to practice a little before we got down to our actual project.
The ladies teaching the class were very patient and
fun. (Especially with me--the sewing dummy)
But after a few hours I was pleased with my final product. This is the back of the pillow case.
And this is the front. Are you really surprised at the color?
It was a really fun night of learning! Look at me being a nerd. haha!
I am so excited to learn more. I signed up for a few more classes. This may mean that I need to invest in a sewing machine. I mean I can't learn without doing homework, right?