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    Default Hurray my first sewing class is lined up...

    for March 1st at 6pm. Woohoo.

    I'm especially happy to have something to get my mind off crochet patterns from hell. rofl

    I love to crochet, but I'm having a little complex over my crochet issues. lol

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    WooHoo!

    So how did sewing go yesterday? I'l pm you on the crochet thing.

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    WOOHOO! Sara will be sewing in no time.

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    Sara, I'm so glad this is working out for you.

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    This will sound goofy, but here it goes...
    When I was a kid in home ec class, I had a bad experience sewing. I had problems with the foot pedal and countless other issues.
    At any rate, sewing was just something that I felt was not for me. I avoided it for years.
    So, when I got the machine all I could think about was the worst case scenario of the thread flying everywhere and breaking something on the machine. I could literally picture myself going into the store Gabe bought it from and asking them to fix it! lol
    So, I was shocked that the pedal was so smooth. I expected it to take off and that I'd have to learn how to press it (which I never got right as a kid), but it's really smooth.
    I really only did a few straight stitches and I plan to keep doing that a bit.
    I have a video that came with my machine that I haven't watched yet either.
    What was even more embarrassing is that I tried to read the manual alone and my head was spinning, but once my neighbor was here and just showing me and opening the manual. I felt so silly. I mean it was all right there and made perfect sense, so I just don't get why I was in such a fog. I assume it's just that intimidation factor and lack of confidence.
    I think once I actually do one completed project, I'll feel a lot better and not be such a wimp over it all. lol
    Sorry for all my rambling, but I truly am so excited and still can hardly believe I even have a sewing machine.

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    Sara,
    I understand completely. It's always been so intimidating for me. My grandmother sewed for people all over the US. They actually mailed her patterns and material and she made clothes and sent it back. Here I am barely able to sew at all and scared to death to try and put in a zipper or do a buttonhole. She would hang her head in disgrace at me for sure. You are a wonderfully creative person and incredibly intelligent (as evident by your 2 great websites), I think you'll do a great job of sewing.

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    I second what Pat said!

    If you can drive a car (the foot pedal) and play on the computer (hand - eye coordination) you can sew!

    I don't know if you mentioned it yet, but what brand and style machine did Gabe get you? I'm interested in getting myself a new machine after reading about what all the other ladies can do with thiers. Mine is over 25 years old and work horse, I won't get rid of it but I sure would like a new one.

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    He bought me a Husqvarna Viking Freesia 425. My neighbor loved it and said she was going out to get a new machine.

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    That's great. Good for you

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    Sara, I'm so excited for you. I know you'll enjoy sewing. I can sympathize with you on the bad sewing experience in high school.

    The sewing machines now in comparison to then are totally different. They've made them consumer friendly once you get the hang of your machine and know the different things it can do.
    I mean, who would have gotten a video 30 years ago. I got one with my machine as well.


    Have fun taking your first class.

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    That is great Sara! You are going to be sewing like a champ in no time at all. Enjoy your new machine.

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    that's great!

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