Unlike what I'd imagined in my mind when I signed up for these classes, Mondays have not been all about sewing for me. There always seems to be some kind of drama before, during, and/or after my 2-hour class. For instance, I blogged here about how one of those Mondays had been really exciting...and never mentioned anything about my sewing class and how it went.
But now I will mention something about it. =)
It was my second sewing class and it went rather smoothly, except for the fact that I pulled a muscle in my calf earlier that morning and could barely put any weight on my leg. I thought to myself, "Oh, no big deal. I can still sit and sew, right?" Well, it was not going to be a sit-and-sew day for me...but a cut-and-iron-and-cut-and-iron-and-sew-and-iron-and-sew-and-iron kind of session. Without exaggerating, I probably hopped around the classroom for the equivalent of a walk around the block. I was exhausted after that...but ever so happy to have made this pillow case for Miss Sunshine:
|She picked out these fabrics, after changing her mind 3-4 times.|
|She can't wait to put things in it for our next car trip.|
|I thought it was cool that they showed us how to sew clean seams.|
|While sewing this, I decided it would become my pencil case/carry bag for Spanish supplies.|
|I love bags with a different fabric on the inside..so was so glad to learn how to do this!|
|It was fun to learn how and when to add a tab like this one.|
After all is said and done, I'm actually grateful that this learning of a new skill is not overtaking my Mondays...or my life, for that matter... and that it's not leaving me out of balance. Yes, I'm blogging about it...and yes, I'm definitely enjoying it....but there's so much more going on besides learning how to sew these days that it's not become the highlight...just a bonus! I love how God helps me out by giving me the right perspective through the things He allows in my life. He's sooo good!
Anyway...stay tuned for the last sewing post where I hope to write a little about my sewing teachers and my fellow learners. =)