Monday, March 1, 2010

Mean Teachers & An Embroidery Journey

After telling a friend that I wished I knew how to embroider, she suggested I follow along with the 39 SQUARES blog. So I have decided to do this project for the next 39 days! Today I finished my very first ever embroidered sqaure. It's not perfect in any way - it's crooked, the stitches are uneven and it's a bit wonky. But, I DID IT!



This is a big deal for someone who was humiliated by her 7th Grade Home Ec teacher. All because I couldn't sew a round pillow. Or cook very well. Actually, I thought my cooking was ok, but the teacher refused to try mine and gave me a fail because I made german meatballs that happened to have anchovies in the recipe. I don't eat anchovies either, but I don't remember even tasting them in the meatballs! What. Ever. Anyways, I have only picked up a needle and thread when it has been absolutely necessary. Like to sew a button on the hubbies shirt. But I decided enough was enough and it was time to at least TRY to overcome that long ago humiliation. So yea, I am proud of my wonky little square. And I'll pick up the needle again tomorrow to make another one! And just in case you couldn't tell - it's a cupcake with a cherry on top. Toodles! :)

12 comments:

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

i love your cupcake! i will have to check out this project. i don't think i have enough patience to do the same thing every day for that many days. but i'm interested all the same.

Jill said...

I'm just blog-hopping to see all the squares-- yours is adorable! I'm impressed with your cupcake- pretty great for a first-timer!

Pamela Jane said...

Not only could I tell it's a cupcake, but it's a yummy one!

martha brown said...

This is wonderful -- you didn't have to tell us what it is -- of course it's a cupcake with a cherry, silly! I can't wait to see the rest of the squares :)

Rondell said...

Ooh that cupcake makin me howngry! Hey Tamara, you going to do cake for all 39 squares?

Michaela said...

Good for you! I love your first cupcake!!! I think there is nothing you cant learn as an adult. I taught myself to sew, even tho my mother said I had no patience for it. Now Im really glad I did it, and Im still wearing the first skirt I made, 15 years later!
xx

Julie Fillo said...

Wow, the story makes it even better. I wonder if home ec teachers had any idea what they did to us? I can still hear mine. But the desire to create was too strong to let her keep me away. I also wonder what replacement for home ec kids have today? I learned a lot there too. I wonder if that's why nobody cooks and hardly anyone sews?

Mija said...

Well, what a darling cupcake, Cupcake! You did great! Can't tell you've never done this before. Can't wait to see the next one. Enjoy! XOX

amy said...

I love your cupcake! I did a cupcake for square three.

And don't stress so much about square two. You'll get your mojo back for square three...can't wait to see.

Thanks for stitching along!

barbara burkard said...

your cuppy cake is DIVINE!!! I just posted my squares..(albeit late but now posted)
When i was in school...i sewed sleeves in backwards...zippers on wrong sides....was told i should look elsewhere for a "hobby"...LOL...

Maija said...

Your cupcake is delightful!!!!

Nancy Hunt-Bartek said...

I am so inspired by your cupcake. I have been trying to think of something new to do and by seeing this I think embroidery may be it. I am so glad I saw this today!
fondly, Nancy