Let's see... someone asked me if I could put a translator on my blog sidebar but I'm afraid I don't know how to do that. If anyone knows how would they let me know. I probably won't get around to that until a later date too but I can see how a translator link might be helpful even for my husband!
Okay, the big news is that I was sewing! Yeah! We went to JoAnn's yesterday and I bought some fabric so that I could try my hand a pillow case making. Kiana, my niece was semi-enthusiastic to the project when we first suggested it to her. Nevertheless, had my brother set up a sewing table complete with TWO sewing machines, an ironing board in the corner and a fancy set of sewing threads. My brother and Marcy had given Kiana (earlier mistakenly posted as 14, she informed me she'll TURN 13 this month) her own sewing machine but it still wasn't out of the box yet. I don't think anyone had checked the instructions on how to thread the thing yet.
Let me at it! I had that machine threaded and humming in a few minutes. It must be instinct. Whipped up a pillow case in no time and was embarrassed at how thrilled I could be with this extremely simple sewing project. Of course I chose cats for my pillow case fabric.
Kiana sure got the bug when she saw the finished result and together we started measuring and cutting her fabric too. No long quilter rulers in this household, no rotary cutters and cutting boards. Marcy was saying we could go out and get a set for Kiana, but honestly, unless someone in the family is going to start quilting I think quilter's rulers and tools would just get forgotten in a back closet. I started in with scissors years ago so why shouldn't Kiana?
Kiana quickly put together a Snoopy pillow case and enjoyed herself so much that she was anxious to start another so at 8:30 pm Marcy, Kiana and I made a trip to WalMart to get Kiana more fabric. I say Kiana, but I ended up buying enough fabric for 4 more pillow cases! Hey, I'm not going to have enough time to start and finish a quilt while I'm here, but maybe I can make pillow cases and leave them for Takumi or Leiya or someone.
Yeah Kiana! Hope the pillow cases done this week will lead to a love for sewing for the rest of your life!