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sewphaedra | Posted in General Discussion on

How rude, I never introduced myself. I’ve been sewing forever, it seems like. I started when I was 14 on a mechanical White that I kept for 23 more years! I taught myself to sew during a high-school obsession with Vogue designer evening dresses, learning about boning, Hong Kong seam finishes, hand-tacked lining, silk organza interlining–what fun!
Last Christmas my darling husband gave me a new Bernina 163 (he said he was tired of hearing me curse at my old machine). The thrill of a one-step buttonhole is finally mine! He also bought me my first serger, a Bernette 234, 15 years ago. This year I got a new one for Christmas!
I sew mostly clothing for him, our daughter and myself. Lots of home-dec as well. Lately I’ve been branching out–the Bernina has me doing all kinds of fun things. For a while I taught sewing classes, and I miss doing that.
My sewing room is in a tiny closet–that’s the only way I can keep the machines set up all the time. I’ve sewn nearly every day over the past year. I also knit, and subscribed to Threads last year. In my day job I’m a writer.

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  1. daynamay | | #1

    dear snappy!!--how nice of you to give your backround--i wish i could sew as well as you---what kind of writing do you do ?--i cant do that either--am in the medical field with 3 kids 10 yr twins and a 15 yr LD kid--my 10 year old girl is a real do-er--great fine motor skills, my 15 yr old never took home ec cuz of support classes--and i really wanted to be a home ec teacher---got way laid in to medicine by my family-----my grandmother ws a seamstress---but i was the student --so learned some --not as much as i would have liked---makes me frustrated cuz she could look at something and create it---wow!! wish i could do that --i can use all the help i can get teaching my girls how to sew in the new millenium!! --got to go back to work tomorrow!!---sewingworld.com is a great site to share ideas and chat back and forth--i go to the ohio site cuz that's where i live--not hwere i'm from though---people are vry nice....

    gotta go to bed!!

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