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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

January 31, 2012


MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME TO SEW IN 1st GRADE.  Since then I have been fortunate to have a real love for sewing and quilting.  My therapy.  
IN Junior High I took Home Ec. to learn the basics of sewing...my mother made me take it.
At one point I had sewn through the skirt I was making onto the skirt I was wearing...
held it up for my teacher to see...and
proceeded to show the entire class my underpanties!

I have endured pain while sewing...

I have sewn through my fingers countless times because I was not  paying attention.
One time I did have to go to the doctor to have a sewing machine needle removed from my finger!
 Can you say ouch? But all in all...I'm a lover of pretty fabrics, vintage fabrics, pink fabrics...etc.

Mom always said to sew what you love...try new things...if it makes you happy that is a good thing!
 I have a love relationship with pink fabrics, and table runners. My table always has one on it. I love to walk in the dining room and see my table dressed up in a pretty outfit....tablecloth, tablerunner, centerpiece, sometimes flowers....

 Everything is in my Etsy...no more sewing through fingers...only fabric!



Mecky said...

Ouch. The sewing machine sounds painful.

That would be horrifying for a young girl to accidently lift her skirt. You can laugh at it now, but I bet you were pretty upset for along time.

Happy Rednesday!

The Old Parsonage said...

oh Debbie that first story just made me laugh out loud!

You sure caught the bug early and you can tell that you sew what you love. I wish that someone would show me how. When I took home ec - I love the cooking and not the sewing soo much. I've made Halloween costumes but nothing that anyone would want to see by the light of day:)

enjoy the rest of your week!

Karen said...

What a funny story! In either first or second grade, the teacher had the girls hand stitch an organza apron for a Mother's Day gift. The boys made a wood box. I had the apron I was making done long before the other girls and had to just watch while the others made their's. I remember we took a string of sequins and attached them across the hem line.

Sandy said...

In junior high I had to take sewing - I made a skirt. I asked my mother to sew the hem for me. I remember I didn't get a very good grade on it even with my mom sewing the hem. LOL!

I finally learned to sew in college from my roommates and loved it.