Thursday, September 12, 2019

I Forgot! September is National Sewing Month! A Challenge!

Did you know that September is National Sewing Month? I enjoy sewing, but I haven't sewn for many months.  I was bit by the knitting bug during chemo, and it was just easier to pull out the needles. I joined a knitting group.  I began to knit more and learned new techniques. It's been good for me. Tuesday Knit Night is now a priority.

I put an affiliate link to purchase the yarn bowl from Amazon at the bottom of this post.
Strangely enough, the day I took this photo, one of my children knocked it over and broke it.
At least I have the memory!
Fast forward, it's September again. I don't know how it slipped my mind, but September is National Sewing Month! So, I intend to pull out my sewing machine and organize my sewing things. As I did last year, I'll probably begin with mending. ~smile~ It just makes sense.

If all goes well, and I sew enough, I'll be able to do some creative sewing, too. When we moved, I actually found a whole drawer of things that need to be mended. I'm going to make sure they're still wanted first!

 When I sew, I feel like I am doing something that God created me to do. My mother and a very good high school sewing teacher taught me most of what I know. I am very thankful that they did. I used the money I received at high school graduation to buy myself a sewing machine. I couldn't imagine going off to college without one! 

 I am challenging myself to sew every day remaining in September. Even a few minutes will count. I hope to get back in the habit.  So, first I mend! 

I'm going to try to post some photos and write about what I'm up to. I may share projects, ideas, tools, or great websites that I've found.

How about you? Do you sew? Are you up for the challenge of sewing just a bit or maybe a lot each remaining day of September? I'm going to try.
Join me?

Time to Make Do and Mend!

*We had out-of-town company, so I didn't get started right away. So Friday the 13th will be my day one. ~smile~


  1. Well if it National sewing month I will win! :)

  2. I'm sewing a beginner's quilt but I may have trouble finding time to sew daily.

  3. Mom taught me to sew and by high school I was making most of my clothes. I am thankful to know how but I have not sewed any garments in years. The patterns don't seem to fit correctly anymore. I do sew for my home and am in the middle of replacing all of our cloth napkins that we use for everyday.

  4. Well, I sure need to sew every night in September. I will start tomorrow night. I have been on a little break from sewing, but have a craft event coming up October 5th. It's funny, my husband said to me tonight, should I sell your sewing machine. So I am joining you. Thanks Laura!

  5. I'm hoping to get back to sewing more this winter once I have moved. Meanwhile I'm enjoying repairing whatever needs it. It's so satisfying.

  6. Laura, I loved to sew when I was in my teens and twenties--made a lot of my own clothes. I've made a lot of curtains and pillows and such since then. But now it's been years since I've done any "real" sewing. Just mending these days, though I do hope to sew again someday. Happy mending!

  7. I sew a little everyday! Love to knit and crochet too!

  8. Well, I didn't sew the first stitch this week, so I am starting today with you. :) I enjoyed meeting you (well almost meeting you) in the tea party video. You have sweet voice.

  9. I have been sewing and embroidering quite a bit in September. Finished a quilting for my grandson, sewing a bench pillow. Now starting a panel.


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