Friday, June 22, 2007

I Can Sew! (sort of)

We had a ball at Carmi’s Commandos tonight. The project was making an ATC from fabric and fusible webbing—something I’ve never done before, and it’s so much fun. Carmi walked us through each step…well, mainly me since everyone else seemed to know what they were doing.
Then Carmi showed me how to use the sewing machine. Me! A person who went to a school where I studied Latin and Religious Knowledge instead of Home Economics. (Good for the roots of words and my spirit…bad for things like cooking and sewing). Anyway, now I’m hooked on the whole fabric thing and I swore I would never be when I’ve got so many talented friends doing it like Carmi, Colette and Martha.
Then each of us showed our challenge for this meeting: altering letters of the alphabet. I was lucky this time because I got the letter X, which had to be the easiest letter to do something with. I did my usual minimalist shtick, and fortunately I was first, because it just got better after that. Carolyn covered hers with metal work, Aracely mounted her letter on two elephants, and Karen covered hers with polymer clay. Wow, what a talented bunch of friends I have. It was a great evening. Thanks so much Carmi!

P.S. Mary, we missed you, and I have the next challenge for you. (And it is a challenge).


A bird in the hand said...

You finished it!
Yes, you can sew!!

That was so much fun last night. I love your letter, as you know :)
We minimalists do great stuff!!!

Ronna said...

Susan, I wish I lived closer to YOU so I could join in on the fun. Love what you did in that group!

june h said...

X-cellent work lol.

Mary Ambrose said...

Great letter! Sorry I missed the meeting. And, Oh my god! we really did have the same education. I took Latin and religion too and the only Home ec I did was how to instruct a maid on to make a bed.

Leigh said...

Cool projects, your ATC is fab.

Godelieve said...

Fabulous ATC Susan!!