Have you ever heard of a sewing bee? It’s when a group of women gather together to sew. I’ve never participated in an official “sewing bee,” but I’ve sewed with my mom before. One of my favorite activities now is for my girls and me to do needlework in the evenings while we watch TV. I know these activities are fleeting since they are both growing up and becoming adults, but I cherish the times we do have for activities like this.
My Mother’s Influence
I don’t remember how old I was when I started sewing. I think I was about the ninth grade when I started sewing on my mom’s sewing machine. When I started cross-stitching, I was even younger. Because I was obsessed with chocolate, I did two or three cross-stitch samplers involving chocolate (“the four basic food groups of chocolate” and so forth). I didn’t keep them because I was later embarrassed by them, but they were fun at the time! My mom is the one who taught me to sew, and she’s the one who taught my girls to sew as well. After my girls came back from grandparents’ weekend, they had lots of sewing projects to do! I’m grateful my mom passed on her love of sewing to us!
Beginner Sewing Project
If you’ve ever wanted to start sewing but haven’t known where to start, I’ve got just the project! In May’s issue of Wilma’s magazine, I’m sharing a fun little beginner’s project for people interested in learning how to sew. You’ll be able to subscribe to Wilma on April 24th! It’s going to have different topics that relate to homemaking including interior design, meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, sewing, budgeting, holidays, and more. You’re going to love it!!
Assemble Your Own Sewing Box
Another great project for anyone interested in learning how to sew is to create a sewing kit. If you didn’t get to read my post about assembling your own, you can read it here. I found the cutest vintage train case to hold all my sewing supplies in. I LOVE how it turned out and use it everyday!
Beginner Cross-Stitch Patterns
If you’re looking to try cross-stitch for the first time, I’ve designed some cute easy patterns for you that are available in my Etsy shop. Just click on the picture and it will take you directly to the link of the pattern!
Hire A Homemaker
Don’t forget that Hire A Homemaker launches Monday, April 24th (5 days)! You won’t want to miss is because there are limited spots for some of the services. See you there!