Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Changing things up

I learned to sew right around the time I leaned to walk.
My mom taught me, NOT while wearing an apron...it was more like instead of wearing one!

My first sewing machine was a Singer 401, new on the market the same year that I was born.
I still have it today.
It has seen many miles of thread pass through it.
I've sewn professionally for what seems like forever. From swimsuits to wedding dresses, costumes to cushions, I have sewn it all.

I have now come to the time in life that I realized grace and dignity are lacking when I attempt to stand upright after marking a hem.
Groaning on the way down, then the attempted roll to the side, to the knees then slowly up just does not have that, "I'm a professional" look to it.

So I'm changing things up. The last wedding has been completed.
My apron is coming off....

and I am passing the pin cushion and seam ripper to the next generation.

Sewing will no longer be creating stress.
It will only be for releasing it.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Nancy Ann dolls

Pictures of a few of my Nancy Ann doll collection.
They are packed up now and ready to move to a new home, with me.
If only we all knew when and where our new home will be.......
Hah! That rhymed and I didn't even plan it.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Whatever is....

Artwork by hubbie, Dave the famous artist.