Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's Been Years
When my children were young I used to sew a lot.  I made shirts and pjs, curtains and dresses, even simple quilts. I even made a wedding dress for one of my daughters-in-law.  It came out fine, but through the process I kept wondering, "what was I thinking when I volunteered to do this?" But one of the things I really enjoyed making for gifts was crib sheet/blanket sets out of flannel.  

It's been many years since I've done any sewing at all.  My interests shifted, my hobbies changed, and lately I can barely bring myself to take the lid off the sewing machine.  But one of the women in church is having a baby soon, and we're hosting a baby shower for her.  Hmmmm, what to give that would be a little different, but fun and useful?  Oh yeah, so I dusted off that memory of flannel crib sheet/blanket sets and will soon dust off the sewing machine and do something creative. 

I'm looking forward to the process--just not the cutting of the fabric.


Anonymous said...

wonderful idea...I am sure Sara will be delighted...

trishalyn said...

Great composition...very appealing image! What a thoughtful gift, too!

BTW...for the first time in a long while, I was able to enlarge your photo. Nice!!! :-)

Bridget said...

nice simple image.
you make me want to do a little sewing myself :)