A Celebration of Hand Sewing

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.

hand sewn knitted blanket

hand-sewn knitted blocks

I can really get into hand-sewing sometimes. Especially luscious Rowan felted tweed knitted blocks. It’s a sweet way of celebrating!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rosiejpm
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 01:17:37

    I love Rowan felted tweed too. So yummy 🙂

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  2. Lisa W England
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 06:43:16

    This is gorgeous! I’m going to have to try this project for my next niece/nephew. I also love the feel of fabric and thread under my fingers. And the longer I work in digital environments for my day job — the more I value coming home to work with my hands.

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  3. ethgran
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 12:29:05

    The quilt turned out so yummy, Jennifer! Lucky little Noa – it will be an heirloom for him. You and I represent the two opposites in ‘group’ joining, but then you are a ‘people person’ and I have ‘hermit’ tenancies even with cyberspace. I tweeted someone I don’t know the other day and immediately regretted it. Duh

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