Tuesday, August 31, 2010
National Sewing Month
In 1982 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed September National Sewing Month., in recognition of the importance of home sewing to the nation. I had no idea that President Reagan was the one who seat aside a special month for those of who enjoy sewing. To be honest I thought it was something that JoAnn's or another fabric store had made up to get us to buy more fabric, it is nice to know that it is a real month. The theme for this year, is Accessorize your Life. When I saw that I started thinking about all of the ways we accessorize our lives by sewing. There are the physical items that we have made to accessorize our homes and ourselves, however; sewing can also accessorize our lives in ways that you can't see. My life has been made much richer by the friends I have who share the sewing bug with me. Sewing has also given me a special connection to my mother, who taught me how to sew when I was about 6 years old. I can't image a better way to spend a day that sitting down with friends who share the same passion for sewing that I do. Thanks to all of my sewing buddies for accessorizing my life. This includes my buddies out there in blog land, even though we have never met we share a special connection because of our shared love of sewing and fabrics. Happy National Sewing Month.