OK, so I dragged out my rusty, dusty, old sewing machine last weekend and cleaned her up as best I could. When it came time to test her out with some ten year old scrap fabrics, I was a bit nervous. This machine was stored in the garage for several years of freezing cold winters, alternating with hot, humid summers; plus I haven't sewn anything in a VERY LONG time ... but you know what? It was just like greeting an old friend!
I knew (without even a pause) exactly how to insert the bobbin and thread the machine - and when I stepped on the pedal, she responded immediately and gave me perfectly even stitches! A flood of memories rushed through my head as I tested her out ... there were so many baby & toddler clothes, Hallowe'en costumes, curtains and pillows, braided wreathes, sewing caddies, fabric baskets ... and even a few small quilts that I've made with this machine; I kinda got choked up for a moment <grin>
And why the sudden resurrection of my interest in sewing?
Why the BIG SHOT, of course! Seeing all the kewl quilts and runners and banners and adornments and other great things that people are making with fabric & the BIG SHOT dies - it was a no-brainer for me; I just HAD to jump on this particular band wagon!
First I got hubby to drag out the tubs of leftover fabric from my past life and I started to play. It didn't take long for me to realize that my colour & pattern selection was woefully out of date, so off I went (whispering in awe) .... to FABRIC LAND.
OMG, what a variety; what a rainbow of colours; what a temptation to take it all home with me and sew, sew, sew!
However, I showed admirable restraint - I went in with snips of my fabrics from home and matched them up with materials I need to finish the half-dozen or so projects that are currently floating around in my head.
And I only bought a FEW things from the sale bin - well come on; I DO have to update my fabric stash to bring it into the twenty-first century! <grin>
Now I'm off to my studio, where the stamps and papers are pushed aside and sit forlornly, while the tables are covered with fabric, BIG SHOT dies, and my iron. I'll get back to the rubber & ink creations soon, but not today.