Update on my Goals and Challenges

Back in March I wrote that, instead of making New Year’s resolutions I was setting goals and challenges for myself. Things are moving slowly but I’ve been making some progress. This is the first update on my goals and challenges. And you may find some recipes or other things that you can use along the way!

Update on my Goals and Challenges

Update on my Goals and Challenges

Learning to Sew with Eileen

It seems as if it took me forever to schedule a day with Eileen so she could start teaching me to sew. This was entirely my fault. I started doing other things and kept forgetting to call her to arrange my lesson. She finally gave up waiting for me and told me she’d be uptown having lunch with Pete & Andi’s youngest daughter and she could come by right after. I jumped at the chance! Eileen can sew anything! And learning to sew with Eileen would be fun!

Learning to sew is fun!

Learning to Sew with Eileen

 

Learning to Sew Part IV

Since getting my sewing machine I’ve been dying to use it! There was the delay because I had to buy the oil for it and losing Eileen (my tutor) and it was making me crazy! I wanted to actually accomplish something! So, for Learning to Sew Part IV I decided to fix a pair of jeans. It did not go as well as I’d hoped but I learned things!

Learning to sew is an adventure!

Learning to Sew Part IV

Learning to Sew Part III

I’ve been so excited since my sewing machine arrived that it’s been hard to sleep. Seriously. I’ve been that excited about learning to sew! My tutor was supposed to come on Friday to show me how to get started but there was a glitch so Learning to Sew Part III got pushed back.

Sewing is a really useful skill to learn!

Learning to Sew Part III

Learning to Sew Part II

Way back last May I wrote that I really need to learn to sew. I’ve been really afraid of sewing for a long time and the reasons are listed in Learning to Sew. This isn’t a fear of not being able to learn. It’s a real fear of injury which I explain in the post from May. But now I have no excuses because of the incredible generosity of someone who sent me *drum roll please* a sewing machine!

My beautiful new sewing machine!

Learning to Sew Part II