Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sewing 101 & some exciting news…

Hi friend’s!

Hopefully you have been reading my blog and

you know I love school! I am The Forever Student.

I  will be continuing my education next spring with photography. I am

almost done with beginning photography and will be heading into intermediate!

My final project will consist of 10 photo’s in which it will need to tell a story.

I will share it with you when I am done.

Well, to get something new under my belt my sister and I

decided to take a sewing class! We have

never laughed so hard! My sides still hurt!

Bobbin winder and case, presser foot feed dog (what)

upper tension control, thread take-up lever,

extension table, reverse sewing button, needle plate, thread guide,

whewww, just to name a few. There is a lot to remember. Practice, practice!

I love having my sister as my best friend, we are super close.

My wonderful husband is my biggest support…he supports and encourages

me to do and follow all my dreams and passions! So, when he surprised me with this

Singer beginner sewing machine and kit

I just about screamed with excitement!!!

That’s why I love him so much!

He knows me like know one else!

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My new love! Sewing! I want to sew and try and make everything now!

Pillows, duvets, baby booties you name it I going to try and make it.

Yes, my personal exciting news is we are now expecting our second child!

I am on cloud 9! I am so grateful and happy! Blessed

1000 times!!!

I am so picky with fabrics but,

now I can do whatever I want…off to search for

amazing fabrics!

Be back soon




  1. Once you master sewing, please teach me!!!
    Cute little machine, have fun!


  2. ~**~I have always wanted to learn to sew! I think it is wonderful that you love to learn new things~*Cant wait to see what you create~*Hugs,Rachel ~*~*

  3. congratulations. exciting news indeed.

  4. You are the bearer of indeed such joyful news!! Congrats on baby 2!! Also, congrats on advancing in your photography classes! The sewing sounds so fun, too. Living your passions is just the best.
    Lara xo

  5. Congrats on your baby news. Sewing is a lot of fun. I used to sew most of my girls clothing when they were little as well as pillows and other things...just a warning buying fabric is addictive.I still have fabrics that are about 15-20 years old that I can't part with...and still buying. Oh... is that hoarders calling?

  6. P.S. I love your home saw it when it was featured at the Old Painted Cottage.To die for, Gorgeous

  7. So happy for you and your family on the sweet baby news...Just wanted to say LOVE your ethereal style photography...I took your advice and increased the EV when shooting...Love the light! Lalo.

  8. Congrats, Lu! So happy for you, sweetheart.
    Your sewing machine is lovely, don't know one thing about sewing here.

    Take care of yourself!

  9. Aww! A sweet new baby is very exciting.Blessings for sure.Best of luck with your new projects, very sweet of your Mr.~Cheers Kim

  10. Congratulations!!! Such great news. You'll love sewing – I still have my old Singer which works perfectly – they last forever! – g

  11. Congratulations, Lu! Baby things galore, have fun with BOTH your new projects!

  12. Congratulaion Lu!! Having a baby is the best project ever ;) I'm so happy for you! I'm sure you will have fun sewing and a lot of satisfaction in creating by yourself.


  13. ~*~*Forgot to say congrats on your wonderful news of baby #2!!! Such a blessing~*~*Hugs,Rachel~*~*

  14. A new Baby deserves there own Comment
    CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Wonderful news Lu...congratulations!
    As for the sewing...best of luck with that bobbin...I hate that thing! :)

  16. I am so happy for you, Lulu! Congratulations....I am celebrating the gift of Life that you've been given in this child.

    I am also thrilled that you are going to learn to sew.....
    In just this one year, you've decided to LEARN 2 of the things on my list of things to learn.

    photography and now sewing.

    so proud of you! ....for not just dreaming about these things but actually DOING them!

    My problem is coming up with time.....I'll get there...just have to be patient!

    much love to you and many prayers!!

  17. Oh Lulu! A NEW baby to love and adore! I see you have been practicing something BESIDES photography and sewing! What wonderful news~

    I will look forward to seeing you 10 picture project~ Hugs- Diana

  18. Oh my goodness, congratulations on that exciting news! Nothing sweeter than a tiny bundle of joy! Get to sewing Sister:) Can't wait to see what you make!


  19. Congrats on the baby news!

    I asked for a sewing machine and a class for Christmas! I can do the basics, but I really need a class to learn more about the machine, and of course, how to make ruffles!!

    How is your sister? I miss her blog!!


  20. Hi Lu, first off congratulations on your new baby. I wish you and your family all the best. It's funny because my husband and I just bought a little beginner sewing machine on Monday. We've been wanting to make some pillows. You see we have a sewing machine that has been in our closet for over 12 years, and we've not taken up learning. More me than him. My Dad's wife is an excellent seamstress but on our last visit we still never got 'round to the lesson, my fault not hers. So anyway I'll be learning a little right along with you. Not taking a class, my job keeps me too busy, it will be mostly YouTube and books. Wishing you all the best, happy sewing, tami

  21. You are going to have so much fun with that! Plus with a new baby on the way, you will find tons of things to make. Sisters are the best. No one can laugh like two sisters that is for sure. Congratulations

  22. Congratulations, how exciting and right before the holidays!

  23. Wow, lots of big news! Congrats and good luck w/ the sewing machine ;)

  24. Congrats!!! That little sewing machine will be getting much use :)

  25. Oh sweetie so happy for you all! How exciting that you will be sewing for a new lil addition :) What perfect inspiration! I havnt sewed in sooo long....Im hoping its like riding a bike?! I doubt it tho :D You are so lucky to have a sister to giggle with you along your sewing journeys.
    Have fun my friend, and big hugs on the baby news !!


  26. Oh Lulu,
    Congratulations!! I bet your floating on the moon!! I have 2 boys and they are the love's of my life, it will be so great for your first son to have a brother or sister!
    Love your new sewing machine! I just took my yesterday to be fixed and the guy told me it would cost $100.00+ to fix and I said, "No thanks", so now I'm off to buy a new one!
    Have fun and have fun preparing for your new angel!

  27. You know how happy I am for you Lulu!! and I can't wait to see what you come up with sewing.....can't wait!! if you find a good pattern for baby booties - let me know okay? -

    (do you have an extra room for the baby? If so..can't wait to see what you do there too)
    Anne Marie

  28. That is the most thrilling news ever! Blessings to you & baby.

  29. Maybe we can take classes together. I have 2 machines and haven't tried them, yet.

  30. congratulations!!! how exciting...I bet you are over the moon and have lots of ideas for that sewing machine already

  31. Lu, congrats on the baby and your new adventures in sewing!

  32. thats nice! congrats... ;)
    & enjoy sewing!

  33. How wonderful...congratulations!!

    I have my Mom's old sewing machine and wish I let her teach me when I was young! But, it's never too late!

  34. Congrats to you and your sweet hubby, Lulu!! How exciting! And what a darling guy to give you that wonderful gift! I can just feel the excitement in your voice about your classes, too, Lulu. I'm so happy for you!

    xoxo laurie

  35. That's the exact same sewing machine I bought just before moving. I haven't taken a stitch with it yet, but hope to get around to doing so this winter. I used to make all my clothes years ago, but now just want to make hearts, cushions, and pretties for my home. Have fun!! Can't wait to see the photos you mentioned. ♥

  36. lulu!!!!

    Congratulations on your pregnancy - I am so excited for you - and to see what you do with your new sewing machine! I can only imagine...

    All the best!!