26 May 2008

i did it myself!

The first of hopefully many projects. I told my mom when I got my sewing machine the first thing I would make would probably be an apron, just b/c it would be nice to have one and it seems like a simple thing to make. I haven't sewed in I can't even remember how long, so I thought starting with the basics would be the best move. So my mom sent me this....

I love it!! Here, let me get a little closer so you can see what I'm talking about.

We have a running joke between my mom, my brother Daniel, and I. Daniel would say to my mom, Mom, am I weird? To which my mom would reply, No! You're not weird, you're special!! Hearing this dialogue I would pipe up, Mom? Am I special too? To which my mom would so lovingly reply, No, you're weird. This may sound harsh, but it was a game, and I loved it. It always ended in fits and giggles. So that's why I find this particular pattern she sent me a little humorous. What? You still don't know what I'm talking about? Here, let me help you.

Thanks, Mom, I know that you really do think I'm special and not weird! And it was actually the exact level that I needed to start out. Thanks! Here's the finished product...


  1. I don't think you are a Dummy!!! It looks like you are a very good seamstress! I am proud of you! Can't wait to see you's soon!

  2. Now, Susan Joy, you know that I didn't "mean" anything with that pattern!!!! It was the only one that I liked...I was gonna make it for you and Josh when you didn't get a machine...but I forgot to get an "around-to-it"!!! Looks like you did a good job! Keep at it!! I haven't sewed since I made the girl's dresses for your wedding. xoxoxx

  3. I know you didn't! I thought it was funny!

  4. So, I think it's too late to sign up for this year but this looked like something that you might enjoy so I thought I'd let you know about it for next year.