When I see the phrase National Sewing Month, I wonder what sort of people buy into that.
For starters, Ronald Reagan is the president who brought it into existence in 1982, says the organization’s web site. That brings to mind the Genesis song “Land of Confusion” and the part-lyric, “Superman, where are you now?”
I go to the sewing web site and find that it costs $50 a year to be a member of the ASG (American Sewing Guild). And that the United States has a whole bunch of neighborhood chapters, even one in my little town, and the project they’re going to work on this month in my town is a pumpkin pin cushion.
The web site has a link you can click on that transports the viewer to a list of benefits one can obtain by becoming a member of the ASG. I feel that I already belong to way too many groups, but I wonder if I am recklessly disassociating myself from fellow sewing aficionadas by not joining?
This knitting project became a sewing project when I hand-sewed the knitted blocks together to form a Martin Storey Alphabet block baby blanket.
I can really get into hand-sewing sometimes. Especially luscious Rowan felted tweed knitted blocks. It’s a sweet way of celebrating!