Dec 1, 2011

My First Time

Since Julie was brave enough to blog about her first time, I figured I could man-up (or would that be girl-up? woman-up? lady-up?) and share my story.

Even though I was a shy girl, I had no problem going down THAT path and taking the plunge, so to speak. It was easy, really. Unlike Julie, I didn't need coaxing or a diagram that told me exactly how to do it. I just looked at some pictures in my Mom's magazine, and experimented.

At first it was a tangled mess, but it didn't take me long to get into the swing of things. I just went at it slowly and soon I had what I needed. By the time I had finished, I was seeing pretty colors -- blues, pinks, and maybe even a bit of yellow. Ah what an exciting and blissful experience! I could see the writing on the wall. My world would never be the same.

My First

My first project was a birth sampler (mine, actually) that designed myself by using motifs I'd found in one of my Mom's old magazines. I found a piece of basketweave fabric in my Mom's fabric stash and untangled a wad of embroidery floss that was at the bottom of her sewing case. I still have it, and actually know where it's at! The sampler, that is... not the wad of floss, LOL.

14 comments:

Debbie said...

Very nice story. Thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

Wow Meari. That's great for your first time. I started with a Dimensions Charts and Charms pattern. I can't believe I started so hard but it was a dragon. I never finished it and have NO idea where it is.

Nancy M said...

I was a little confused as to what I was going to read about. Glad it turned into a stitching story! I started with crewel in 1981. They were Christmas pieces and kits. I have them hanging. I really need to lace them properly and get some better frames. The masking tape on the backs are brown and brittle!

Julie M said...

Great story Meari! Thanks for sharing your first time with us!

Lesleyanne said...

Great to hear about your first time, at stitching lol. My mum has my first stitch.

Mouse said...

eee lass I did wonder what you were writing about first ..lol ... great first time stitching though :) love mouse xxxx

Mary Ivancicts said...

Meari~ That is so cute! I think I still have my first one also!

Sue said...

Wow what a great story AND a nice piece. Mine was a small Home Sweet Home Sampler. Laura needed a gift for a wedding, so I gave it to her to frame and give to the bride and groom...LOL...........mine was not centered...LOL.......

Hugs,
Sue

Anonymous said...

Cute finish!!! How old were you the First Time?
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

ChrisG said...

Gee, I don't recall my first project. Does stamped cross stitch count? In that case, mine was a table cloth. (not yet finished!!)

angel parker said...

You did great your first time! You and Aiden have the same birthday and were both little babies. He was 3 lbs.5 oz and 16 inches long. As usual, I enjoyed reading your post and you gave me a smile this morning.

Cindy L said...

I have to admit I wondered what you were talking about at first also. I started out doing crewel stitching - I believe they were Sesame Street characters. I did quite a bit of it. Then I did stamped cross stitch but hated it as I could never quite hide the X's. When I discovered just regular cross stitch I loved it, but did not like the patterns. Now I find too many that I like and moved on to different fabrics, including linen - which I was really nervous to use.

Akila said...

Loved reading your first time :) Wow, your first project was designed by you!! It's absolutely beautiful and delicate

Anonymous said...

Heheheh cute Meari! I was ready for the juicy details!

Christine