I bought a sewing machine. I’m not sure this will turn out to be a good life decision. I’m completely obsessed.
I now start every day by groggily rolling out of bed due to staying up too late sewing the night before. I curse the fact that I have to go to work because my job is seriously cutting into my precious sewing time. I spend all day at work desperately trying to focus on the tasks in front of me and not my next sewing project.
I rush home after work and immediately dive into a sewing project.
Dinner? No problem, I’ll send the husband out for subs, scarf one down, and keep on sewing.
Housework? Okay, so I didn’t do much of that before. No real change there.
Video games? Yes, even the time suck that previously ate the most hours of my life has almost completely disappeared from my world.
My iron has never seen so much use, there are thread pieces all over my floor, and my back may be permanently curved from hunching over my sewing table all day, but I’m in love. And true love sometimes requires sacrifice.
Here’s my new baby. She’s one of the Janome school model machines. There’s nothing fancy about her, but she does everything I need and more. I’ve named her Suki which is the Japanese verb for “to like” or “to love”.1
I really will try to start posting some of the items I’m making. But let’s be honest, that’s just more time I’m not sewing 🙂
1 According to the Internet, which is always correct, right?
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Wonderful new toy! And the possibilities are endless, and much more creative than video games!
Looking forward to seeing the masterpieces. Keep your fingers away from the needle!
Haha! The only injury so far is actually a blister from the handles on my new pinking shears. I wasn’t very happy about that one, and may have to see if I can sand them down a bit.
Did you already know how to sew or are you learning as you go? Can’t wait to see what you’ve made.
Thanks! My mom is a phenomenal sewer so I did learn to sew as a kid, but I never mastered anything more complicated than boxer shorts and drawstring bags. I haven’t touched a sewing machine in close to 20 years, so I guess I’m relearning? And mostly through a serious addiction to Craftsy.com classes!
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I often refer to my machine as “my babes” so I completely understand your obsession. I haven’t gone as far as to name “him” though. I have the same problem as you, I work 9-5 and when I come home the first thing I want to do is sit behind my machine and I try not to get carried away in case I forget to eat, which has happened in the past. So now, I eat first, then sew.
LOL! I can absolutely see how easy it could be to forget to eat when you get deep into a project. Very good advice to eat first!