My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Monday, January 9, 2012


As you may or may not know, there are two things that tend to scare those of us who sew.....

And one of them is buttonholes!

I specifically picked out my sewing maching because it had an automatic buttonholer! Plop your button in the right spot, hit the pedal, and voila! a buttonhole to match!!

However, it only works for buttons up to 1" in diameter.

For my birthday curtain I have in the center a removable panel that shows the name of the Birthday boy or girl (or, in the case of March 2, it's Birthday girlS). This panel is held in place by a button.

A 1 1/2" wide button.

Which means I have had to master the manual buttonhole!

Hooray! 8 lovely buttonholes later I can say Mission Impossible has been accomplished!

Now, on to zippers.....shudder.......


Susan said...

I so admire you Sarah and all you accomplish!!!!! I use to sew a lot when my girls were young and I know what you mean about buttonholes and zippers. I have fought both many times!!!

AirmanMom said...

well done!
I have not sewn in years, but I do recall the dreaded buttonhole!
Make it a good week!

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Stephanie D. said...

As many years as I struggled through Home Ec, you'd think zippers would be a cinch.

Um, no.