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.


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.