Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sewing Adventures with Oma!

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Hi Gals!
This weekend was an insanely chill weekend mostly spent with Bob because my parents went to the beach and the minions were with their dad. I don't like going when it's a holiday weekend, it's wayyyy too packed so I stayed home!
Yesterday, I decided to go hang out with my Oma, grandma, all day because she's leaving today back to Paraguay. Her stay is always way too short. I asked if she could help me with my sewing machine because it's been sitting on my desk collecting dust. Oma is always happy to help, so on an adventure we went. She used to make her own dresses and shirts YEARS ago but I don't think she's used a machine in a long time. Would you believe me if I told you she's 79!! No, right?!sewing nebulainbloomsewing nebulainbloom
She's amazing guys! I cannot stress this enough. Oma is the person I look up to and want to be. She has an insane amount of patience. We seriously threaded the machine like six times before we could even try doing one line. It kept getting stuck but we finally figured out the problem.
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This is how she was through that whole frustrating ordeal. I'm not even going to lie, if she wasn't there I probably would've given up and tried some other time. She just made me laugh at how ridiculous the whole thing was. Doesn't she have the best smile? It's contagious for sure.
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I finally got to try out a little stitching after around thirty minutes of fixing and re-fixing. I just kept trying to make a straight line. Over and over again. I figure I need a straight line before I try to make anything else.
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Clearly, straight lines aren't as easy as it looks. I think I also changed stitches here, so I wasn't this horrible.
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I kept doing this over and over again on this piece of fabric. You wouldn't think this was fun but you'd be wrong. Now I know how to work the machine without wanting to throw it out the window.I'm going to make something small sometime this week to get my feet wet with projects. Super stoked that I have a new outlet for stress and a new hobby in general.
All you sewing gals don't hesitate to leave me advice below :)


With All My Love,

Pati











8 comments:

  1. Yay! I love sewing! That's so sweet of Oma to show you the ropes. I took a beginner class at the Stitch Lab in Austin last year and I'm addicted!!! Happy sewing!

    Mandy
    Nestled in Nostalgia

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    1. I'm SUPER addicted! I even went and got different colored thread today. Can't wait to make some fun things.

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  2. Aw, this is super sweet! I love spending time with my grandma, too. We are so lucky to have them in our lives. It's such a gift. :)

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    1. I know! I don't even want to think about what would happen when it's her time. I'm just going to think about the now. I love her so much.

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  3. lovely post, great bonding time im sure :)

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  4. Aw, I loved seeing these photos. Daniel's grandmother has been helping me with sewing. Wow, your grandmother does NOT look 79, haha! But anyway, I have been learning on this sewing machine that was actually MY grandmother's, and Daniel and I and his grandmother have been having a heck of a time with the thing because it kept getting jammed, having tension problems, etc...So fast forward and last week Daniel's Mom surprised me with a new intermediate sewing machine that she got from QVC on Sale, haha! I am ecstatic and finally I can focus on sewing things instead of getting frustrated and just walking away or complaining to Daniel to fix it. It is so wonderful to have a more user friendly sewing machine, but it is definitely a process. I have hemmed a dress and made a pillow on it but am really anxious to start making skirts and dresses for myself and (hopefully) for my etsy shop out of my bug fabric. So exciting to see you are sewing too! Can't wait to see what kind of things you'll be working on :) Very inspiring post!

    ~Alyssa
    www.butterfliesonmars.blogspot.com

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    1. YESSSSS!! I love the whole sewing journey I will be taking. I already went and bought a bunch of different colored thread and some little sewing instruments. One time and I'm hooked. I've always wanted an old machine but I think that's for the more advanced sewers. I was getting this one stuck over and over again. I want something with your fabric on it :) Can't wait.

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