Tuesday, January 15, 2008

This weekend is going to be SEW great

Ba-dum-bum ....

Anyhow. This year is likely to be the year of the machine for me - the sewing machine. I won't be giving up on all my favorite crafty bits (especially embroidery ... can't live without that) but I'm going to be focusing a lot of energy on improving my sewing skills.

The fun starts this weekend. I'm starting a Beginning I Sewing Series with Leslie. True, I've take several sewing classes before, but they were years ago, and I know she can give me a great foundation. Plus, it helps me know exactly what the class is like so I can better help students in the future. After the three-week Beginning I class ends, I'm heading straight into Beginning II. That means seven straight Saturdays of sewing.

Did somebody say, "bliss?"

And to top off the fun sewing this weekend, I just found out that Diana Rupp, author of "SEW Everything Workshop" and owner of the Make Workshop in NYC, is going to be at Craft-O-Rama from 3-5 on Saturday. Her book looks really cool, and I love seeing/supporting cool crafty events here in Austin. I'm trying to figure out if I can convince my husband that the sewing class ran an hour and a half past its 3:30 ending time so I can head to C-O-R. It's a good thing I've gone and lost my debit card, because I know I'd be tempted to spend waaaaay too much money in there.

And sewing must just be in the air - when my super fun crafty pal, Jamie, and I were at the gym today, talking craft to get us through the treadmill torture, the woman next to us chimed in as she left: "Y'all have inspired me. I got a sewing machine for Christmas and have no idea how it works. You've made me want to learn." Rock on! I filled her in on sewing classes and was excited to encourage another convert.

I'm turning in to a regular Sew-vangilist.


  1. Count me in on the converts! I've hovered my mouse over the "Register" button more times than I can remember but tonight I clicked through and signed up. The earliest I can get in is March but I did it! I am in!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. er... I mean ... AMONG the converted...

  3. OOOH, Sew Everything Workshop looks so good - I can't wait to hear about your weekend!

  4. That sure sounds like fun! Be sure to fill us in on all the juicy details!!!


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