I love the look of stitching on paper crafts. I enjoy hand stitching but I love when I see cards and scrapbook layouts done with machine stitching.
I, however, am DEATHLY AFRAID OF MY SEWING MACHINE! We have a love-hate relationship...mostly hate on my end and I think the machine's love part is probably that it loves seeing me so frustrated with it. My mom was a great seamstress. She could do anything with a machine. She made clothes, coats, drapes, tablecloths, all kinds of crafts. I just knew when I grew up I would be like her. Didn't happen. I have had my sewing machine about 25 years...I got it shortly after my son was born and I was home on maternity leave. I just knew I would learn how to sew all kinds of stuff while I was home with him. I never did learn to sew from a pattern well...but I did make some curtains and some crafts...but mostly I was just plain scared of the machine. It always seems to be possessed...had a mind of it's own and our minds were never on the same page.
But every now and then I pull out said machine and see if I can tame the monster. Nope....I still haven't tamed it but I did do a little sewing tonight on a few cards. I'll post one tonight and the other tomorrow:
Probably need to increase the tension a little but I'm afraid to do anything like that because the monster will certainly retaliate!