Sew Grateful: Reflections07:00
Debi's instructions for today's post are:
"Reflections Day. This is the day to reflect on the role sewing has played in our lives, reflecting on those who have been supportive in our journey and reflecting on what the online community means to us! What are you sew grateful for?"
Ok, here goes...
|My Mum and Grandma, Christmas 2006|
I am sew grateful for my amazing family. I have been very lucky to have grown up surrounded by sewers and knitters. My late Grandma was a brilliant, very talented, seamstress. She loved sewing but unfortunately in her later years couldn't sew because of severe arthritis in her hands.
My Mum also sews (I doubt she could have lived with my Grandma and not picked up a wee bit of the sewing bug) and is always there to answer silly questions or cast an (sometimes rather harsh) eye over my creations. She is not a sewing addict, yet, but I think once she retires things might change...
I didn't properly start sewing until I had little e 5.5 years ago, a year after my Grandma died. I know she would have been delighted that I took up the family hobby! I used my Grandma's machine at first then my Mum bought me a new one 3 years ago for my 30th birthday.
I am also sew grateful for all the very talented bloggers out there who are an inspiration. I have learnt a lot from the online sewing community and it has definitely broadened my sewing horizons. It is nice to know I am not alone in this hobby, especially when my real life friends are not at all crafty! Special thanks to Helen and Vanessa who always have nice words to say and supportive comments to make, and all the other Scottish Blogger Meet-Up ladies who are as nice in real life as they are on their blogs :)