Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Grateful Reflection

One of my sewing room companions. From my bear sewing years!
As part of Debi's Sew Grateful Sewing Week, she asked anyone taking part to reflect on what the are sewing means to us and what we are grateful for.

So what am I sew grateful for?

I am  "sew" grateful that I learnt how to sew when I was young. My maternal grandmother was the sewer in the family. Every year she would buy several different fabrics and a pattern and make my sisters and I four summer dresses each. I loved watching her do this and learnt to sew from her.

My first attempt on my own was an outfit for a doll, this was then followed by my first fashion piece, a mauve gingham skirt, all sewn by hand; I must have been around 9 years old.

Over the years I have sewn on an off.  I also tried other hobbies; scrapbooking and beading come to mind, but I always came back to sewing.

I originally started a blog just for myself, to keep me on track with some of my sewing goals, and then soon realized what a supportive group the on-line sewing community is. I have learnt so much, whether it is reading tutorials, taking part in Sew Alongs or just generally reading blogs and getting ideas, tips and hints. As I gradually got a few  followers I was grateful that people actually read what I had written, so I hope I am able to inspire, or at least give a tip or an idea to someone as well!!

My day job is not creative and can be very stressful at times, so I am grateful that I have a creative outlet that is also relaxing (most of the time!!!)

I am also very grateful that I have the time and the means to sew, I am sure there are many people out there who don't have either. So I try to keep that in mind as well.


  1. Isn't it nice to be part of a community that is willing to share and be supportive? I like that a lot too. Nice post! :)

  2. I like the support I get from this sewing community too. And you're right, so many people don't have the freedom to buy a sewing machine and all the materials, that is a lot to be thankful for. Great post!