Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Yes I Can

"I can't" said the young girl to her mother.  "I just can't do it.  I don't like to sew!"  The mother, being an encouraging lady who never let her young daughter say "I can't", said "Yes you can" and signed her up for a sewing class.  With reluctance, the young daughter completed the class and even participated in the fashion show modeling the "beautiful" blouse that she had sewn. 
"OK OK" said the young girl with her best teenaged attitude "I can sew but I don't like it and I am not going to sew again"

Fast forward about 30 years.....
"OK OK" said the now not so young daughter with her best humbled middle aged attitude.  "I can sew and I love it. Oh and by the way I think I may need a new sewing machine" "Would you help me pick one out Mom?"

So Mom and I did a little sewing machine shopping.  With her help I finally decided on this most wonderful machine.  It is a Brother model Innovis 80. 

Isn't it pretty :)   and just look at all the stitches I have to play with........

Alex and I picked it up yesterday and I have been reading the encyclopedia that came with it, and getting comfortable with all the new features since we arrived home. Two of my favorite features are the needle threader and the sewing speed controller. I think I am finally ready to sew my first project today. I am soooo excited.  Since my first craft fair is in less than a month, I have lots to keep me busy. 
Thank you mom for your encouragement and for passing on to me your love for sewing. 
"Yes I can", said the daughter. "I love you Mom" 
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