Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sunday Sewing Lesson

Sunday was Ed's turn to go and play for the day.  As usual he wanted to go play golf.  So him and my dad went off for a golf game in the afternoon.  The cubs and I however had some plans ourselves.  Off to grandma and grandpa's house so my Mom could teach me how to sew.

We got there in the afternoon, fed the cubs some baby food carrots, peas and a bottle then got them to sleep.  (They wore more than they ate I think).  Then armed with my bag of fabric and patterns I set out to learn this craft that has alluded me all my life.  I tried to sew once before on a very old machine, but after I ran 2 scrap pieces through they just fell apart on me and I gave it up.  But the idea of being able to make matching outfits for the cubs lured me back in.

We got the patterns cut out, pinned to the material, and that just took forever!  By the time I was ready to learn how to use the sewing machine the cubs were waking up.  But the timing did work out good since Dad and Ed arrived back from golf right about then.  So they were able to take care of the cubs while Mom showed me how to use her sewing machine.

My first piece is a pajama for Alex that is dark blue with red race cars on it from the Disney movie Cars.  Once I was shown how to thread the machine properly I really took to it.  I'm already hitting Ed up for a sewing machine for my birthday, (although I think he might have to go and shop with my mom so he knows what to get).  I got almost all of the pajama done except the legs and the snapping up the front and some sort of surging for the inside piece... not sure what that's about but I'm sure my mom will show me.

By now though it was time for dinner, Mom made a yummy roast for all of us and we sat with babies on our laps while we ate.  We were all sitting there talking when I guess Alex decided he wanted to be part of the conversation too and let out this scratchy screech.. just out of the blue.  We all had a good laugh about that one.

After dinner Alex and Grandpa were asleep in a recliner and we needed to get them home and off to bed.  All in all it was a really good day, it'll be hard to come up with a worst of motherhood for today.

The worst part of motherhood for this blog is finding out that baby food carrots stain bibs.  My Mom found this out when she tried to wash the bibs she has at the house for them.  However I did hit mine with spray n wash before I sent them through the machine and it took out all the stains.

The best part of motherhood for this blog are those squeaky, screechy sounds from babies that just show up out of no where.

1 comment:

  1. I love to sew too Carrie...unfortunately it always gets put on the back burner wih all the other crafts getting done first. :) I would have a whole new wardrobe if I'd sit down and sew what I have cut out!!