Sunday, March 1, 2009


I got an email from High Hopes and I did NOT get the spot on the Design Team that I hoped to get. Major bummer! But I will just have to try again in the future.

Years (yes, truly YEARS) ago I bought a sewing machine. I wanted to learn how to sew well enough to create little preemie shirts to donate to Newborns In Need. I'm guessing this was probably at least 6 years ago. Well, for the most part the machine has set in my closet for all those years. I'd used it once (when a neighbor came over and helped me use it) but I wasn't brave enough to venture out and use it by myself. I'm a true chickenshit when it comes to trying new things. It's bad to be a perfectionist because you are afraid to try new things for fear of doing them wrong. Anyways, yesterday I decided it was time to break out the machine. I grabbed some cardstock and just practiced sewing straight lines. Today I plan on making some cards with the cardstock I sewed. I'm so proud of myself (yes, I am easily amused! LOL.) Just what I need...ANOTHER hobby that will cost me $$. :-)

I've also been teaching myself to crochet. My mom used to do beautiful work and she tried to teach me when I was younger. But I was too young and not that interested. And by the time I was old enough to be interested - she had passed away. (I was 27 when she passed away.) So far I've only learned the chain stitch and the single crochet stitch. But even as I watch my hands do the motions I can almost envision my Mom's hands doing it.

Yesterday we took the boys geocaching. That was interesting. I think it'd be fun to find another family and do a challenge to see how many sites you can each find in x-amount of time.

So...that's my exciting weekend. Hope yours has been enjoyable. I'll try to finish some cards today with my sewed backgrounds so I'll have artwork to share tomorrow.



Liane said...

((((((((((Jane)))))))))) Sorry. I think your work is amazing! I would have selected you in a heartbeat. Hugs

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Always next time Jane, it will happen soon! Your work is beautiful.

Thanks for the story about your sewing machine,I have one too that needs some dusting off and maybe, just maybe, I might feel inspired like you!

:) Marcia

Seleise said...

bummer but don't let it get you down. You make great cards!! have fun with the sewing machine!