I made this pillow as a Mothers’ Day gift for my mom when I was really little. It’s literally the most important thing I’ve ever made.
After my mom had found out that I had been secretly sewing Barbie clothes with her old green Bernina (without having ever been taught how to use… Read more “Sewing History, Part IV: The first time I ever got laughed at by adults…”
As with any criminal, addict, or person engaging in some kind of unscrupulous behavior, I got sloppier and sloppier about covering my tracks. (My tracks, of course,… Read more “Sewing History, Part III: The First Time I Ever Got Busted…”
Me and my oldest sister playing dress-up wedding at Grandma and Grandpa Komm’s house, right around the same time this story happened. While my first encounter with… Read more “Sewing History, Part II: My First Act of Rebellion…”
I can remember being just tall enough to be eye-to-eye with the needle, so I would have been three or four years old — and my sister… Read more “Sewing History, Part I: My First Traumatic Experience…”
My mom has this puke-green Bernina that she got as a wedding present from my dad’s parents in 1967. It was, according to my mom, “the top-of-the-line sewing machine… Read more “Mom’s Old Green Bernina”