Monday, January 25, 2010


I have spent the day sewing, mending, and making business cards. Most of the day was spent on the cards. I had an interesting plan but it didn't pan out. Took up most of the day and all I did was empty my print cartridge. I still need cards for the art show next month. Oh well I will save that for another day.

I have put off sewing and mending for a long long long time. I used to make all my clothes. I loved to sew. I worked a full time job, made dinner, cleaned up and around 10 pm would start to sew. Sometimes till 1 am.

The bank where I worked had some competition. Quite a few people would have a new outfit every Friday. I admit I did try to keep up for awhile. But I made all mine and that got way too time consuming.

At this time of my life, I don't like sewing much any more. I spend as much time taking stitches out as putting them in. And that is very time consuming. Especially as I have to have a very bright light and glasses. I have a fairly new computerized sewing machine I don't like. I had more fun sewing with the first sewing machine I ever had. I put it on layaway at Thrifty Drug store. I used that machine much more than I will ever use the one I have now.

This one like most of the ones I have had in the last 10 yrs or so are too finicky. The computerized ones start buzzing and showing an error if you run over a little bit of thickness. I really liked the old metal ones. You could sew over straight pins with those. I don't know what you are supposed to do if you need to repair something that is more than 2 thicknesses.


ArtistUnplugged said...

My mom sewed and made all my clothes growing up, short of t-shirts and jeans. I remember her always sewing over those straight pins! I never learned to sew but know alot about it since we shopped together at the fabric store, for the patterns, fabric, etc. It got to where it wasn't that cost thrifty to sew. I'm getting ready for an exhibit too, will spend all day framing some, pricing, putting a title on pieces...alot of work isn't it? have a great Tuesday.

Joan said...

Sorry you didn't have any success with the business cards. I made mine, but it took me a long time to figure out the program I was using.

I used to sew a lot, and now the sewing machine is lucky if it comes out of the closet once a And then it usually jams for me so I stuff it back in.


Jan said...

I make all of my business cards and, while it was frustrating (& ink devouring!) at first, I saved the template and am now able to change the cards on a whim. I'm sure you'll have much success with yours too.

I used to make all of my own clothes also but, like you, dislike sewing now for some reason. I think that I just don't have the patience for it any more. Always too much to do and not enough time for it all.

Teresa said...

I like the older sewing machines too. I don't dislike sewing...if I had a room I could set up my sewing machine and leave it up I'd probably do quite a bit of sewing. I like being able to customize clothes, household furnishings, etc. But the extra room we have is dedicated to being office and studio space... so new sewing on the horizon!