Hello. I'm Carolyn.
Eight years ago I told my mom that I was going to buy a sewing machine and she told me that the thrill of sewing would quickly wear off and that the sewing machine would soon find itself abandoned in a corner. Well, the joke's on her because eight years later I'm still going strong. I've sewn through one pregnancy, two kids, years of employment, and now through my newest (mis)adventure - returning to school as what is euphemistically referred to as a non-traditional student (translation: old student).
Sewing has taught me a great deal along the way. That practice makes (almost) perfect. That experts are made, not born. That nothing is too difficult if it's broken down into small, manageable steps. That there is wisdom in knowing when to stop for the day. That sometimes we are harder on ourselves than we need to be. That manifestations of love take many forms. That there are some incredibly kind and generous individuals in the sewing community.
And most importantly - that sewing is the perfect excuse to avoid doing housework.