what next month is," I asked while clearing dishes last night, "President Ronald Reagan declared it in 1982." Ryan, quickly joining my game, because he loves his wife, "It's national love your pet month, national dental month..." Me, because I have a hard time waiting for anything, "No! It is National Sewing Month!" That's right, the President of the United States appointed an entire month to the wonderful art, "In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”
There you have it, folks. I do believe it's important. After all these years, I am still so fascinated that one can take a flat, albeit fluid, piece of material and turn it into something with shape, form, and function with some snipping and stitching. So, I am asking all y'all (that's Texan plural for everyone) to post your pictures of your sewing ventures. I don't care if it's darning your socks, reattaching a button, a giant carrot, or a dog puppet with clickety clackety button teeth (hint, hint). Jordan, I'd like to see your skirt for Lucy. Ann, I want to know what you've got in the works. Ashley, baby blankets? Craig, your latest stitches? If you've taken a needle to it, I want to see. Try something you've never tried before.
Meanwhile, I'll be devoting my extra time to really digging into my massive mound of material and getting projects completed. Buttons, hems, and all.
Ready, set, go! I'm serious, go now!