Full Disclosure

I took sewing classes at the College of the Virgin Islands extended ed program and failed. I was 15.  Never quite got over it and also to be honest never quite got it..I have serious distraction issues and sewing just frustrated the heck out of me.  Also I can whip up 25 craft items to one sewn garment so I decided to walk away.  It just wasn’t fast enough for me.  but I need to share that I have three sewing machines and when the bobbin would finish I’d have my friend Nancy Geaney who you all know come over and load up another bobbin.  Well today for the very first time I filled a bobbin with thread and are you ready for this??? I put it in the machine, threaded the machine and got it to stitch..all on my own.  Needless to say it’s a very very big Day.  Lots of Firsts this week and you re all helping me bywalking through your beginner fears and letting the miracle happen.

So here it is today’s quilted paper bags, I call it art, so not ready for fabric yet, I feel like that commercial where the bunny is on the zip line so happy with himself.  oh and do me a favor don’t tell Nancy  I’ll pretend cause I like when she comes over.  Cheers and Hip Hip Hooray!!

The shapes for this were made with my Go baby accuquilt sewing companion. It cuts circles and hearts so easily. See it here.  They have  a great Valentines kit savings going on see it here.

6 Responses to “Full Disclosure”

  1. Nancy says:

    I will act as if I never read this! I will fill your bobbin anytime!

  2. Melissa P says:

    Yay!!! I’m so excited about this! You, your fabric AND a sewing machine. Yes!

  3. Yay! Weee! Weee!
    And promise not to tell Nancy. (cover your eyes Nancy)

    I hate winding bobbins. I need to get one of those bobbin winders. I use the one on my machine but hate stopping, unthreading the machine to use it. LOL. And every time I run out of bobbin thread I tell myself, I need a bobbin winder.

    YOu did good girl! Love your art. I so need an accuquilt baby or any size.

  4. Jeanette says:

    Good for you to be brave and “just do it”. Afterall, what could happen, right? HAHA
    I have collected material for a few years and have made very few projects, really. Why? I am afraid of making a mistake in cutting the material. I think, maybe I will cut it wrong and run out of that fabric. I love matching the colors and feeling the texture but when it comes to cutting it, I somehow freeze. The things I have made always turn out fine but that beginning stage is scary. You are an inspiration. I really need to just do it, right? And, the next time Nancy comes over to wind your bobbin, present her with some art. She’ll be thrilled. Then, have a glass of wine to celebrate. Or some decedent chocolate and strawberries. 🙂

  5. Rachaeldaisy says:

    Jennifer, I LOVE what you are doing here! It’s so free and joyful! 3 cheers for you putting that bobbin in and sewing!! I didn’t like textiles at high school either. We had a scary teacher, I can’t quite remember but it wouldn’t surprise me if I failed too.

  6. Great news with that ole bobbin issue!! I had the same issue with learning how to use a new serger and Miss Jenny cheered me on and I actually learned how to thread that machine with 6 threads!!! so proud of us all for learning new things!! Now, on to that ole knot, I have to get that!!!!

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