Thursday, July 31, 2008


"Oh my god" that was my sons reaction when his Mom told him about our new project together. We are taking a quilting class. Sewing is not one of those hobbies that I ever pursued. Oh I can sew on a button and at one point in my life I was studying sail-making. But that used waxed linen thread, heavy canvas, a BIG needle, and a leather sewing palm. Very butch.
Well now Jan and I have decided to learn quilting together, we are such "empty nesters". I was hoping for drinking and partying every night but alas it was not to be. So we are quilting.
It is kinda fun and I'm not bad at it either, Ok not great but I have been able to cut and sew a straight line.
We got homework tonight from class and this should be fun trying to sew on the sewing machine we have at home. I'm looking online for a 1/4 inch slant foot fro the sewing machine. No easy task because this was my grandmothers sewing machine before she gave it to Jan when we were first married. So it has some years on it. But I've found some of the feet we need and tomorrow I'm going to call a place here in Tampa that sells Singer sewing machines and see if they have any. Didn't think I'd be doing that last week!


Karen said...

Hi Chan!!! I found your blog through Facebook. Look at you behind the sewing machine!!! Next stop is Project Runway. :)

Seriously, I think it's so neat that you and your wife are learning a new hobby together. Fun!!

Betty said...

That looks fun! Where are you taking classes?

Snippety Gibbet said...

Way to go, Chan! Break down those walls!


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