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Day 524/Birds/ Sewing

Friday, June 17, 2016

Of course I've only been sewing for two weeks now and have only made different versions of totes, so there is a lot I have to learn, but I love it. It's so relaxing and transports me to a peaceful place. I looked up sewing humor on Pinterest last night and apparently my house is in imminent danger of overflowing with fabric if I keep this up, LOL.

I lost another pound. Or that is what the scale says. I'm suspicious that it is getting my hopes up. But I'm willing to humor it and say I've lost yet another pound this week for a grand total of 5 pounds lost. I plan on working out and staying on my feet and active (except when sewing) to keep those pounds off. This morning I'm on cleaning mode. I realized last night that I've made a mess of the dining room floor under the table with all of my sewing. It's a mess.

All summer I've been fighting these silly sparrows that want to nest in an old nest in our garage. They won. I found babies in the nest yesterday, so the garage door will stay open during the day. I won't leave it open at night, but I'll give them the day. Poor things, I had closed the garage for the day and moved the garbage bin to check the nest and three little mouths opened wide.

I'm still fighting those voices from my past that say I will never be good at anything. I want to be good at sewing, and I think I'm creative enough to be. Creative, that is not something I would have used to describe myself just two weeks ago. But my therapist pointed out that I'm not even using a pattern, I'm using ideas I found on the internet to make my totes and that is being creative. I've firmly decided that I'm not going to let the past win this time. I can be good at sewing, if not great! I'm finding that the more I keep telling myself that, the more I'm okay with making mistakes and things not being perfect. Don't get me wrong, I'm trying to make beautiful totes, but I've made a lot of mistakes along the way. Before that would have had me packing up the sewing machine saying it just must not be my thing. Now I'm happy with each improvement and each flaw. I found a coloring page on one of the blogs I subscribe to, it says "Mistakes are proof you are trying". I love it. I printed it and me and the girls are going to color it today. I want them to know that mistakes are okay. Mistakes are how we learn. In fact I put that saying on our dry erase calendar so that they (and I) would see it every day.

I got frustrated messing up big totes though.. or I guess they are small totes, but I made mini ones (5 inch by 5 inch) last night to help me get the technique right. I'm giving them to the kids to use with their dolls. And I got the seam right finally!

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  • JUNEAU2010
    You can do this!
    1381 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    1381 days ago
    Great for coin purses.
    1381 days ago
    Oh my! Do you have room to make some storage for fabric? It is like bunnies and multiplies for sure! I have a closet with shelves and I took some pants hangers and hang the big pieces of fabric on there. At least I can see it and I can close the door on it.

    Wow I guess the sparrows did win! Might be a great science lesson for the girls! Hopefully Mama Sparrow doesn't abandon them!

    See what happens when you find your place of peace, the weight starts sliding off! Good job!
    Have a great weekend!
    1381 days ago
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