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.

6 comments:

Debbi said...

You made me giggle! Not because what you said was silly . . . because I know so well what you're talking about . . . I have recently made the same decision. I'm a fleuriste {sounds more wonderful in French, don't you think?} . . . Nowadays, I cry when I'm working on a wedding . . . a lot. I have made the pronouncement . . . No more. That's it. I'm finished. Done. {Except for family and friends} Does that count as quitting? . . . I wish you the best as you endeavor to make it fun again, too!

Say It In Color said...

I so look forward to your posts! Yes, the "knees" get this post...and I certainly agree, sewing is a wonderful creative art form and loved best when it is not under pressure. I have painted more freely than ever in my life...."sillyness" with children is so good for the soul!! I look forward to your creations!! And you are one CUTE cute lady!! Blessings to you!

Say It In Color said...

I was just scanning and looking at some of your favorites (looking for new and interesting art inspiration) and as I was scrolling down rather fast a few times, I realized that "YOU" look like the Nancy Ann Dolls!!....with that beautiful hair and those brown eyes....you do look like them....fun!

Pam Aries said...

Ohh girl you crack me up..but I sure understand. You are an icredible seam"stress"...!

The Visionary Butterfly said...

that's great. Wishing they still taught home economics in school, knowing how to sew is a valuable asset. I am currently teaching myself with the help of youtube, imagine that lol.

rochambeau said...

Congratulations Terisa!! So happy to read you are passing on your sharp scissors!! I admire you so!

Can't wait to see all that is to come~

xox
Constance