Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Day Ten





What'ca Working on Wednesday?
My friend, Trina is doing this title for her Wednesday posts. I didn't think anything I would ever be able to do this. I don't have a lot of time for craft projects. I have been hanging pictures and that kind of stuff, but nothing really exciting. However, tonight I did attempt something I haven't tried since 5th grade. I started making a quilt. My mom is in charge of the sewing/quilting class in our church and she hosts the event once a month. She really is an amazing seamstress and can do anything: quilts, dresses, wedding dress alterations...you name it. She told me this month that I really should come and try to make this cute watermelon quilt. I don't like to sew, because I don't like it when I have to redo stuff, or mess-up, or when it just takes so FLIPPIN long to get an end result. I like fast quick rewards for my work....this tells a lot about me by the way. My mom even had to come with me to the fabric store and help me buy my fabric because I thought I would have a panic attack with three kids and a store full of fabric and me not knowing what to pick.
So....I went and made my first 8 of 40 quilt blocks and I have to say it really wasn't bad and I think I actually had fun. As I was leaving my mom announced to everyone, "Oh Leanna I'm so proud of you because you didn't even cry." Too many painful memories for the both of us: my mom trying so patiently to teach me and me so aggressively trying to get my way out of sewing!
I will keep you updated on my quilt progress.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I think I have panic attacks as well in the fabric stores! There are so many things I would like to try on the sewing machine, but have been scared of it too! Good for you Le! Can't wait to see the end product! I bet it will be beautiful!

Lauren said...

I remember visiting one of your aunts in utah that was/is amazing at sewing too. I thought I was in a craft store when she showed us her work room. I wish I could fly down there and join you in the art of learning to sew.

Trina said...

Yeah!! So proud of you! You'll love it, I know it :-) I can't wait to see a watermelon quilt!