A little over a year ago, I moved from middle of no where Virginia to an area bustling with 1million plus people Virginia. It has been a nice change, and an area that fits my personality a lot better. (But I do miss the beauty of the mountains, the quietness of rural Virginia, and most importantly, my friends there). But it has been a good move, great career, more stuff to do, and met an awesome guy :)
For some reason after I moved, I thought sewing would be a great idea. Mentioned this to my friend casually, only to learn she had a sewing machine she never used and wanted it to have a good home. So in a matter of a couple of weeks of looking into sewing and researching about sewing machines, I had a sewing machine. It is a great little starter machine. The brand is no longer made, but it is similar to a Singer, so finding parts is still quite easy.
So I have a machine, bought some fabric, and just went to town making squares that eventually become a rag quilt.
That was easy enough I decided, and just kept sewing. My wonderful step mom learned I was sewing and took advantage of this, to help clean up her collection of sewing material. So thanks to her, I have a wonderful starter stash of fabric for almost anything I can imagine. And since I have a little bit of OCD, I decided to use a spare dresser to help store and organize my fabric. (And yes, Kate is jealous of my dresser of fabric).
Unfortunately, I enjoy shopping for fabric and finding a good sale, this dresser is quickly being outgrown. But with all the future projects Kate and I have, I have a feeling all this wonderful fabric will be going to good use.
And on a side note, I am looking into finding a place more permanent to live (instead of a rental) and cannot wait to have a whole area really dedicated to sewing that is maximally organized for this as well :) There will be pics of this too in the future :)
Happy St. Patty's day!! I'm linking up to Meet My Machine over at the Tilted Quilt!