Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sliding in a winter wonderland

I just got off the phone with my niece who lives in Valdosta, GA. She was telling me how it is sunny and 72 there. Oh I wish I was there. We have seen snow for a month now and it looks like it does not want to leave. I know I live here in Michigan and need to suck it up and accept that this is the weather but everything inside me says........retreat into your house and never go out!!!

My industrial sewing machine bobbin case broke on Friday. I have been frantically looking for one from several sources. Yowser those are kind of expensive. I will definitely be using the new one with kid gloves. I finally found one on Ebay but it will not get here until Friday or Saturday or worse case Monday. So I will be making a bunch of bags this week that will not be able to be finished until I get that bobbin case.

I might be going tonight to get a new Janome sewing machine. I am super pumped about it. My Kenmore 386....which is made by Janome... is fading on me. It just does not give me a great stitch anymore and I just had it serviced. So off with the old and on to the new. I have to tell you that I have LOVE LOVE LOVED that machine. I have used and abused it over the last 10 years. I have made slip covers, bags, and clothing repairs, and many more things with the wonderful machine. It may become my kids machine for them to learn and practice on. Yes I do believe that boys should learn to sew. Especially because many girls are not even learning anymore.

Which brings me to my newest possible adventure. Would anyone be interested in a bag making class? I could have one in my basement. I don't know how good of a teacher I would be but we could make it alot of fun. I am sure that I will laugh alot.....I am a nervous laugher!! If you are in the greater Detroit/Ann Arbor area please let me know if you would be interested. It will take me at least until March to get the class going. So there is time.

Some supplies for the class would be a felted sweater, leather, and a belt. If you don't have those items I would have supplies that you could buy. I will have 2 different kinds of bags that you could make. Bringing your own materials will add to the sentimentality of the bag.

I am thinking the first class would be slightly discounted because you are willing to give me a chance to learn at teaching. $50 for the class and $25 for the materials. You would need your own sewing machine that is in good repair or you could use one of mine for a $20 fee. If you bring a friend I will give each of you a $5.00 discount for the class. I would need at least 5 people to sign up. Let me know what you think.

1 comment:

mary said...

I love the snow! We don't really get any here (not like that anyway!)

I agree boys should learn how to sew, I have 2 myself and they take great interest whenever I make something.

I wish I lived close enough to take one of your courses. I have a felted sweater waiting to try your tutorial I just haven't found a nice belt to make the straps yet!

mary