There has been quite a bit of sewing going on around here lately – it’s that time of year.
I love to sew. I learned to sewing in the 4th grade through the 4-H program. From that point on I pretty much made most of my own clothes until I started having babies. Back then it use to be less expensive and I discovered I could have a lot more clothes if I made them myself.
My love for sewing turned into an education when I decided to major in Clothing & Textiles in college.
Then I got married and we were poor, struggling newlyweds and there wasn’t much money in the budget for clothes so I kept on sewing because I had become a bit of a clothes horse by that time. Then the babies started arriving and I had fun making little matching wool suits for my boys at Christmas and linen ones at Easter.
By the time the third baby arrived there wasn’t a whole lot of time for sewing although I did find time to teach children’s sewing classes twice a week from my home for several years and instead of making my own clothes I used my teaching money to buy my clothes!
Over the last 12 -15 years or so the only time the machine has come out of the closet has been at Halloween and during spring musical time to make costumes.
It’s spring musical time at our house right now – in fact the show opens tomorrow night. I have spent a lot of time the last couple of months sewing costumes, lots of costumes!
I also decided at the beginning of the year that I was going to revisit (remember my word of the year – RE) some of my old “loves” – one of which is sewing. I’ve had fun sewing my cute reusable grocery bags and recently decided to start working on some quilts again.
In fact, I pulled out a quilt I had started several years ago and decided to finish it before I let myself work on those two new quilts I just bought fabric for!
Here it is!
It’s just waiting for its binding!
Well, if you have hung in there this long you are probably wondering when and if I am ever going to get around to the giveaway that is mentioned in the title of this post!
Well, here it is.
My two cute, darling blogging friends Kris and Kim have started a new webshow – The DIY Dish. The DIY Dish will bring you the latest and greatest projects, reviews, and how-to’s with everything DIY! Be sure and check out the stinkin’ cute pillows they are featuring right now – I so want to make them!!!
To kick off their new webshow they are also having a great giveaway. They are giving away TWO sewing machines from Janome. Be sure and pay them a visit, enter the giveaway and tell them hi from Your Homebased Mom!
I’m entering too – I could so use a new sewing machine!!! I’m sewing on my 30 year old Bernina which is a great machine but I’d love a new one to play on!!
Giveaway runs until March 30th!
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