Friday, September 12, 2008

In the beginning...

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."
-Lucius Annaeus Seneca (also lyrics from the song "Closing Time" by Semisonic)

This is a journal of my, a beginner seamstress', sewing endeavors. (I use the term seamstress very loosely) :)

It all started two summers ago when I interned in Florida, and my friend, Gwen, helped me to sew these cute babie's buntings for my nieces.

snuggly #2

Snuggly #1

At that point I was hooked.

Unfortunately, I didn't have a sewing machine of my own, and having to return to graduate school in Reno, NV, I didn't have much time for pursuing the craft. So my interest had to be put on hold.

Then, last summer, I was fortunate enough to be handed down a nice sewing machine by my mother.
christines 007

Alas, I was still in graduate school and had no time for embarking on a new hobby.

Now, however, two years after my first experience with sewing, a new chapter of my life is beginning: I've finally finished school, I've moved to Florida to begin a new job, and now I'm able to really dive in and start sewing. Hopefully still under Gwen's tutelage. :)

First, I figured I needed a place to sew, so I bought this sewing table at a used furniture store
christines 003

and I already have my iron and ironing board set up in what will become (after some more unpacking and straightening up as you can see), my sewing room.
christines 004

My cat, Figaro, has even taken up residence in my sewing room, which I understand is quite common in households with both cats and sewing rooms.

I have everything I need to begin sewing now, including a pattern and material for my first project...and sew it begins....


Gwen said...

Hey Christine! I'm passing on the blog awards to you! Hopefully this will help people find your blog and enjoy your sewing adventures... :)
Take care, Gwen

Anonymous said...

I know this post is a bit older, but I was just going to say what a nice looking, modern sewing machine you have. We have one of the overcomplicated, early-electronic ones from the late 80's. Every time I want to thread it, or God forbid, work with a different material type, its an ordeal not unlike initializing the large hadron collider. :P