My sewing journey, how it all started and I am still learning....This is a journey, and I am really enjoying the ride.... Thank God for His mercies
Sewing and I.
Please read on….
Where do I start from? I sincerely don’t know but I know for
sure I will always be grateful to God and to my dearest grandma Nygaard. As
most of you know, I am an Engineer by profession, I have a full time Engineering
career which I am passionate about and love so much. Sewing however is my
creative channel, where I get to express the creativity in me, I will call it
my hidden talent, because I never knew I had the patience or flare for sewing until
grandma Nygaard enrolled me in a “learn to sew class” and everything became
How did I learn to sew? I think it was shortly after I had
my first child, over a dinner at grandma and grandpa’s house I noticed a sewing
machine by the corner and said to her that I will like to learn how to sew but
not sure if I have the patience for this…. Grandma smiled and kept quiet…… fast forward to Dec of the same year, my Xmas present from grandma
and grandpa was an enrolment in a 12hr Learn to Sew Class. Yes! A 12 hr class, 2 times a week for two weeks
and before this class I had never been on a sewing machine.
However, due to grad-school, kid’s activities and work I
didn’t have time to learn more skills or to even sew, but because of the
passion and love for the craft I picked it up on my own after about 4yrs the
class. I learnt how to sew again on my own, I have library full of sewing books
and magazines, I belong to several sewing groups, I sew for fun, for charity, and
for clients. I have made so much friends along the way, this skill has taught
me patience, empathy, (as I have sewn for people with challenges due to Cancer),
and I have learnt to appreciate God more, though we all look the same, we might
wear the same size of garment, but in reality we have different body type, how
amazing God is???
We all have something in us, God has created everyone with
something special, we all have some kind of talent but we need to find it and it
is our responsibility to seek it., do not limit yourself, never use the word I
can’t, always be positive and encourage yourself, you will be amazed when you
really know who you are…according to Oprah …. ‘We get in live what you have the
courage to ask for”, and I must add, “you get in in live when you have the
courage to go out of your comfort zone”. I am not perfect, I make mistakes, I have ruined
some fabrics, and I have sewn with bad fabric due to poor judgement, I have
sewn wrong sides together, I am a WIP (Work in Progress), but I love this craft
so much, I will always try to create time for it as long as God permits and will
continue to learn.
To my ever supportive family, I am grateful for the
indulgence, and for your support, not only do I have my ME time, I have my ME
space where I express my creativity, to Grandma and grandpa Nygaard you are
one in a million, you really don’t know what you have done, I bless the day we
met your family, you have been so amazing, so supportive and always there for
us, I will always be grateful. To God, I am your humble servant, and I will
always be GRATEFUL for this skill, and more! . Oh God I pray for this, please remind
me to be always grateful for all your favour!!!
Introducing grandpa and grandma
Grad- school graduation May 2009
Christmas dinner - Dec 2015
Dear readers, how did you start your sewing journey? ....I will love to know...