Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sewing Lessons

I went to a church activity last night and it was a service type white elephant exchange. Each of us ladies put in something we would offer to another. I offered babysitting, some offered haircuts, scrapbooking, cooking, etc. Well I was lucky enough to come home with 6 sewing lessons. I am so excited!! It is also an added bonus that the lady who offered them I absolutely love and will ENJOY spending time with her. These lessons I hope to help me bide my time in the evenings. I have always wanted to learn how to sew, and I am hoping to find someone who is giving away a sewing machine or selling one cheap. I don't need anything fancy, just as long as it works. So...stay tune for my first sewing project and how it will turn out. My lessons won't start for a little while, but that is one activity I will be adding to my night to do list.

Mandy suggested I write a list of things I have always wanted to do, or haven't had time to do, and that I could do in my night free time. My list so far:
  • bake something fun and new
  • Sudoku
  • watch classic movies that I enjoyed watching with my Grandma T who passed away last year (Shirley Temple, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Gidget, Meet Me In St Louis, and Singin in the Rain).
  • Check-out some new books
  • Explore Cookbooks
  • Redo my dining room bulletin board
  • find small craft projects to accomplish in one night
  • Finish FHE board
  • Read my scriptures, study them
  • sewing projects once I learn how: tote bag, doll clothes, dresses for my girls, curtains for my sliding glass door, and small wall hanging.
  • sing songs: sounds funny, but I love to sing, and if nobody is REALLY listening to me then the better.
  • clean something or organize something: laundry room, playroom closet, and my closet are top of the clean/organize list.
That is it for now. I will add more as they come to me. Tonight, I am going to watch Meet Me In St Louis, and hopefully I can stay awake long enough to finish it all. Popcorn will be involved :) Thanks ladies for all your comments on my Funk post. I hope this list will help me keep my evenings more productive and less mundane.

4 comments:

Jenny in Utah said...

You Go Girl!!!! (I Love your list of movies, too!)

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Good for you~ you're on the right track! I can't wait to hear more. I too would like to learn how to sew. Maybe you could teach me a thing or two in the future. Right now, I'm staring at an upopened "I Taught Myself How To Knit" kit, LOL. ;)

Jen said...

Yay for sewing. I started with a cheap Brother sewing machine. I don't know what your budget is, but you can get a basic one for $50 at Walmart black Friday sales sometimes. I got the one Costco offers for around $150, which is a great machine for that price.

I feel your pain on the funk front. Even with my sewing habit, sometimes mid-winter and early spring are just a little doldrumsy.

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

Sewing lessons sounds great! I would love to learn how to use a sewing machine. Have fun with it (and with the company)!

I love curling up with a good book when I get free time. That, Sudoku, and working on the family tree and some of my favorite things to do.