I Did A Hard Thing!

I have been thinking about a previous post that I wrote called, “Do Hard Things.”

Something that I have been putting off for fear that it would be hard, is sewing. It has been about 20 years since I did any sewing other than minor mending. I could quite literally say that I was afraid of sewing. I have been wanting to sew, inspired to create, but I just couldn’t. I had all of these excuses…. but today… I pushed through them. I did a hard thing.

My husband pulled out the machine. I taught myself to thread the machine (it was an old clunker from freecycle). At first, all it would do was zigzags. Those were zigzags that I was very proud of (and pretty straight, too). I called my sister who taught me to reverse to finish the edge. When I reversed and finished the edge, the machine started sewing properly (no more zigzag!).

After my little zigzag lines, I cut out 2 squares (the same size) and grabbed some ribbon. I made a small taggie blanket for Zion. He is forever grabbing my tags while nursing. Can you imagine my excitement when I finished that and realized that I had sewed something. I made something and without a pattern. I was running through the house all excited that I could sew.  I am so excited.

When I started today to fiddle with the machine, I decided that I would give myself today (during the twins nap time). If I couldn’t get the machine threaded and sew some rows, it would have to wait until after Christmas. I had visions of making things for Christmas with the machine, but I knew that I couldn’t spend the next two weeks just learning how to thread it.

I am very proud of myself (in a good way!). I challenged myself to do something hard and I did it!

So, here it is… My little, mini, taggie blanket.

taggie

What fear do you need to face? What hard thing do you need to do or want to do?

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