Since then, I've made a few things for my house like these curtains, but that is about it even though I love to sew.
The funny thing is I have never owned my own sewing machine until now and I have never sewed without my mother or my gramma or both of them by my side which may be why my sewing has been limited to curtains over the past several years.
(June 2009 - the most recent picture with my mom, my gramma, and myself and of course Little Sissy.)
2 of my nearest and dearest friends, Martini and Ice Tea, both purchased a Bernina sewing machine this year. (I have decided to give my non-blogging friends drink names that make me think of them. Martini earned her name as it makes me think of her maiden name as I've actually never seen her drink a Martini. Ice Tea earned her name as Ice Tea is one of the few drinks I have ever seen her drink and she loves it.)
So long story short, I never thought I would be able to buy a Bernina, but thanks to an awesome deal that Ice Tea found and her help, I now own an Activa 220.
I am so excited and can't wait to start sewing, of course that would require me to take it out of the box and I'm a little intimidated to do so.
I've been pondering what I should make first. Ice Tea taught her daughter how to make pillowcases which I thought would be fun for my oldest daughter and me. And then there was a sign... I stumbled on the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge .
So in honor of my mom and her mom this Mother's Day weekend, I will hopefully be teaching my oldest daughter how to sew while giving back to our community.
(It won't be the first time we gave back as a team as we donated hair a few years ago.)
That is if I can get my sewing machine out of the box and figure out how to thread the bobbin.
So stay tuned...