As my Auntie Mare was quick to point out, the last attempt to learn to sew did not go well at all. In my defense, I was only nine or ten at the time of my first mishap. My mother, who was no seamstress although she could embroider and was able to complete the basics satisfactorily, gave me a piece of fabric and a threaded needle with which to practice.
After meticulously working on my domestic masterpiece for some time, I went to show my mother who I anticipated would be so impressed and proud of her little Suzy Homemaker. Alas, the unveiling revealed…I had sewn the fabric to my dress!
Then there was the time in seventh grade home economics when the teacher asked me to bring her the white fabric on her desk. I came back with a white sheet. Hey, it was white and it was made from fabric.
Time will tell, all these years later, what adventures/mishaps this latest attempt will bring. I did purchase an inexpensive sewing machine, some fabric (that doesn’t belong on a bed), an adorable chambray sewing basket, and the basics that go inside. I guess the next step will be to dive into the instructional books for beginners, patterns, and blogs to learn how to use everything….