February 16, 2007


A New Baby!

Yes, I have an announcement to make. There is a new "baby" at our Home Place. My most wonderful husband Mr. P made me the proud Mama of this beauty! Scroll down . . . . . . .












It doesn't even require burping! LOL Seriously, Mr. P is such a wonderful, kind husband and I think he knew since I had a little "extra" time on my hands this would be the perfect addition to our little household:) Now y'all, I don't know if you can see it on the picture, but is is called a Singer SIMPLE sewing machine. The key word there is SIMPLE because I have never sewed except one time in my life. What a horrible experience! Picture this: eighth grade home ec., shy student with NO sewing experience, MEAN, MEAN, MEAN home ec teacher with NO patience. Shy student afraid to ask questions because of said MEAN teacher. End of the semester project, A FASHION SHOW where students had to model their outfit in front of family and friends. On a runway no less. Shy student on the runway wearing dress that even when I think about it today I cringe. WAS NOT A PRETTY SIGHT. End of home ec, and end of sewing for me:)

Okay, I am going to "shake" off the flashbacks and start anew. I will be checking all the fingers and toes on my new little baby this weekend. No promises of ever posting any actual finished projects, we'll just have to see:) I have been blessed to find a friend who is an expert seamstress to help me along but I would certainly welcome and appreciate any helpful advice, tips, etc.. to get me going! I would be "SEW" grateful!

15 comments:

Copper's Wife said...

Oh, happy, happy day!! Congratulation on the new machine. Now, Susan, you just put those awful 8th grade memories right out of your head!! You find yourself a nice, easy first project - maybe something for your lovely home, and you just dive right in there! With an expert seamstress as a friend, you'll have quick answers to any questions you have. And while your "home ec" class may have been a flop, you, my friend, have certainly overcome!! Your home making expertise is a blessing to many!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new sewing machine - it looks like a very nice model. Don't let your past experience put a damper on your enthusiasm - YOU CAN DO IT, I KNOW YOU CAN!!! Go, Susan, go Susan!!!LOL

Blessings, Michelle from MI

Karen said...

Yay!!We certainly are blessed with such thoughtful, sweet husbands, aren't we!
I also had a MEAN h.e. teacher. Wonder if it was the same one. LOL
My mother is an excellent seamstress, but my experience was ruined also by the teacher. The good news is when I got older, it just kind of fell into place, and didn't seem so foreign to me. What a blessing to have a friend there to help you. Have fun!!

La Tea Dah said...

Oh Susan, I'm so happy about your new sewing machine --- and so sad about your unhappy experience with your 8th grade home ec teacher. I had a different experience: I liked mine so well that I became one myself. So, if you ever have any sewing questions and need help, please ASK! I promise to be sweet and kind and patient!!! I'm over at Gracious Hospitality and my email address is listed on my blog. Happy Sewing! I am so delighted for you! What are you going to make first? You probably said, but I was so excited for you that I didn't even finish the post. Back I go to continue reading. . .

LaTeaDah

Deb said...

Oh Susan, how exciting! I hope you have a wonderful weekend sewing.
Debbie

clarice said...

Sighhh I remember the birth of my baby. How lovley it was to get rid of the cranky one. Congradulations. Clarice

Senkyoshi said...

Congratulations! I lo-o-o-ove to sew. I remember a few nightmares at the beginning, but then I got bit by the bug. I taught a friend to sew once and we started with things for a nursery (she was pregnant) like curtains, sheets, etc. We started with lots of straight seams. A skirt is a good first choice too.

Your post brought back so many memories. I remember the day my husband surprised me and brought me home a serger after months of me saying we couldn't afford it! I hope you have a blast!

Candy said...

Hi Susan~
I just wanted to let you know that I started my blog! Its not quite ready yet but I started posting anyway.
Love the sewing machine!


Candy ~

Mrs.B. said...

Congratulations!

A 'simple' sewing machine sounds like the kind I could use too....I don't know how to sew either. (o:

Kelli said...

Congratulations on your new baby!!! I know what you will be doing this weekend! :0)

Kelli

G.L.H. said...

Congratulations on your new arrival! I know that you will have tons of great experiences with it!

Jodi said...

Oh, Susan, how wonderful! Congratulations and enjoy! :o)

Sharon Kay said...

Oh what a wonderful gift you have and I am sure you will have a fun time with it and show us every thing you make on it.
Also thank you so much for my lovely valentine card........I love it and my hankie......A picture of the hankie is on my blog. Thank you so much Susan.........Hugs..Sharon K

Mrs. U said...

How exciting and fun! A new adventure!!!!

I don't sew either. One day I, too, shall conquer my fears!!

I can't wait to see what you make!

His,
Mrs. U

Betty said...

Oh, you will enjoy your "simple Singer Sewing Machine." My first one was a straight stitch Singer. I still have it though I've had several different ones in 46 years of sewing.

Happy sewing..........