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.


Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Well this is the best post I have ever read!!!! and soooo true. I know my life is richer because you are part of it...Thanks for starting my day and MONTH off so well.


Becky said...

Happy Sewing Month to you too!!! Sewing friends are a blessing. How lucky we are to have good friends.

I have been attempting to clean my sewing room. Oh gee! I spent a couple of hour upstairs and then I have to get out:)

Micki said...

Happy sewing month to you too! My mom also taught me how to sew and I have loved it since.

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing this information. I have also been sewing since I was little. Happy Sewing Month to you, too!