Today I am Thankful for...The Ability to Sew
When I was 10 years old, my dad brought home a sewing machine. Someone he knew asked him if he wanted theirs and said he would take it for his daughter. At the time, I thought he wasted his effort. I was not interested in learning to sew and never thought I would be. When I was married, he brought the sewing machine up for me (still, I was thinking I would just use it as a table). I quickly found that money didn't grow on trees when I wanted custom window treatments for my home. That's when I first decided to give this sewing thing a try. Through a lot of trial and error, I made window treatments for almost every room in my home. Before having Elena, I found a nursery set I wanted but was shocked at the price so my next sewing venture was her nursery. I made the bumper pads, a quilt, the window treatments pillows and a lot more for her room. After having her, I tried my hand at sewing some baby clothes. I was never quite happy with how the patterns fit so I started looking at her other clothes and designing my own patterns. All of this was done on my 1963 Kenmore sewing machine. When we found out we were having another baby and it would be a girl, my husband bought me my Singer sewing/embroidery machine (we got a deal on it through Craig's list). I have had so much fun making clothes for my girls, and gifts for family and friends. I am thankful that my daddy knew better than the 10-year-old little girl and saved that first sewing machine for me all those years ago. There's something special about putting my girls in something made for them by their mommy. I can't help but be a little proud and thankful!