Wednesday, 19 March 2008

wishes do come true

Remember how I was pining for a Janome sewing machine last year? Well I haven't posted anything about it for ages, but in September, to celebrate our wedding anniversary, the hubby bought one for me! Here's a photo of that wonderful sunny day. See how the little one looks a bit worried that her mummy seems to have found a new baby. Hee.

Unfortunately, I have not made anything with the machine yet. For ages I was so scared of trying it out lest I did something horribly wrong to it. Again, it was the hubby who helped me by showing me how to thread the machine and do basic stitches with it. Indeed, I had no reason to fear the machine. I do fear sewing patterns though. I bought a couple of Simplicity patterns for baby dresses and dear me, Sofia will soon graduate to toddlerhood, but I still haven't gotten round to sewing the dresses. It took me a long time—and about ten sewing books for beginners—to understand half of the sewing instructions. I only just recently bought the notions I need. I have cut out the patterns, and all I need to do now is iron them, cut the fabric, and sew sew sew! I'm really excited albeit a bit apprehensive too. But I will definitely get started on it as soon as I finish the book I'm editing.

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