Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Hobby

I have not posted for almost two months! I have been very busy with school matters. Students have survived another round of SAT and FCAT testing and the count down to the end of the school year has begun! I haven't been cross stitching a lot but I have a little progress to show. I, also, have been trying to learn to sew! I have taken
two beginning sewing classes at Joann's Fabrics. I can actually use a sewing machine now, which is something I didn't know how to do before. I enjoyed the classes so much that I bought a sewing machine and created a little pillow cover. I also made Aiden a dinosaur pillow case. My stitching looks like a beginners. I didn't press the pillow cover like I should have and not all stitching is straight but I am getting better at it. I plan on taking their sewing 201 class this summer. In that class you learn to make a skirt. It should be fun. I also would like to learn to quilt. My mom made the most beautiful quilts until her eyesight became so bad that she couldn't make them anymore. I would like to continue the tradition of quiltmaking for our family. Mr. Aiden got a new haircut on Saturday and looks quite handsome. He hammed it up for the camera! Tim and I are looking forward to our honeymoon vacation this summer. We are going to Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, areas that neither one of us have been to before. Thank you all for taking the time to read this post and for your wonderful comments. Until next time, Happy Stitching!

12 comments:

Emily in NC said...

How nice that you are learning to sew, the pillow looks great by the way. Your little man is very handsome, gotta love those silly faces.

Iris said...

Angel it is great that you are taking sewing lessons. I love to sew but don't do it much anymore. I use to make a lot of my own clothes. Now I cross stitch. Love Aiden's hamming it up for the camera.

Katrien said...

How great you're taking sewing classes!
Nice pics.

JoAnn McLaughlin said...

I'm super glad you are learning the sewing machine, you never know when you might really need it for repairs.I hop all went well with your test. glad you have a couple of cross stitch starts.

Anonymous said...

You did a good job on that crossstitch Angel. And your pillow looks good isn't it fun! I think you will like quilting too. I am excited for you as I can tell you are!

He sure is a cutie!

mab3500 said...

Beautiful stitches! Your little guy is adorable. I love quilting! I have helped many people with their quilts but have yet to make my own. It is in the someday pile of things to do.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are learning to sew and your pillow looks very nice.

Your son is a cutie.

Marl

Janice Aitkens said...

Enjoy the sewing classes
Hugs Janice (Q4A)

ladybugstamper said...

Nice blog, love the picture of Aiden. Sewing is fun and I'm glad you enjoyed the class.

MaryT said...

So great that you're learning to sew. great pictures of your little one.
Mary Louise in IN

Elena said...

That is great you're learning to sewing. Your pillow looks nice. It's nice that you want to keep tradition of quiltmaking.

I've picked up that new hobby too. I will have to look into the classes at Joann's. Thanks

Meari said...

Aiden is getting so big.

You're so lucky. My JoAnn's doesn't offer any classes. I learned to sew on my own when I was a teenager and then took classes in H.S. I even made some clothes, and a couple of tote bags. Sounds like you're enjoying your classes. Practice makes perfect!