Let me introduce myself. My name is Diane. I'm a new grandmother (prefer to be called Mimi), mother, wife, church secretary, crafter, designer of purses. After "following" other bloggers, I decided to start one of my own too. I'm not totally sure if I'm cut out for this. So here we go anyway!
Recently I bought a new sewing machine. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say what brand, so I won't mention it today. It not only sews, it embroiders too. Getting a new machine has opened up a whole new world of sewing for me. Sure, I've sewn for many years off and on. More off than on. I used to design and sew my own purses many years ago. My very first purse was made out of a place mat. Yes, the kind you eat off of! Even though it was so simple, I was thrilled to see that I had made a purse. I was off and running. My friends loved them! They were asking for specific colors and themes. I was all too excited to tackle every request. I started a fabric collection during this time also. I shopped at the local fabric stores and I would seek out fabric shops when I went on vacation. To this day, I love to shop for fabric! I really can't remember what caused me to stop making purses back then.
Since I received news that I was going to be a Mimi, my world has been turned upside down with excitement and renewed hope. Excitement in a new life to be a part of and love. And renewed hope that love is everything!
Ok, back to sewing talk....so I signed-up for a quilting class. I was really excited about this class. First, I would get to learn a new craft. Second, I would get to hang out with some old friends and make some new friends. Off to class I would go lugging my old sewing machine right a long. My machine was a little embarrassing, but hey...it worked. I also began making burp cloths & bibs as gifts for baby showers and my new grandson. I started doing this with my old sewing machine. It started giving me fits. So then I decided I just had to have a new machine. After much research and shopping locally and online, I found the "perfect" machine! I am so happy with my purchase. It's like I went from driving a Pinto to driving a Cadillac.
I started posting pictures online on a social network and was getting a lot of attention and comments of my recent creations. A friend that used to buy my purses a long time ago asked me if I still made purses. I told her "no, that I haven't made any in quite some time. What do you have in mind?" Well, that's all it took to get my mind to rolling! I've been sewing like a mad woman ever since.
I hope you have enjoyed my very first blog! I will write some more later about my experiences and just stuff!
I hope to hear from you and hear some of your experiences with sewing, grandchildren, cooking, crafting, or just whatever!