Mach 1

The story behind this blog is 23 years in the making, give or take a few.

Here’s the idea: I like to cook, and I just recently got a sewing machine (yay Christmas!), so I’d better learn to like sewing. That’s not actually fair. I wanted the sewing machine.

I like to make things. I like creating, and I like sharing the things I create. Cooking is an easy and obvious choice because I am an Italian woman, and my life is defined in what I cook. It is also one of the easiest ways to share a creation with another person. And not to brag, but I’ve been told I’m a damn good cook, so there it is.

Sewing, on the other hand, I have never actually done seriously. I’ve sewn on some patches in my day, maybe did some cross stitching in grade school, but to start and end an actual project is new to me. So having a sewing machine is an exciting and scary new frontier.

Then I thought “hey! I’m not using my writing degree at all! Yeah, I did NaNoWriMo, but really, I’m not using it”.

Enter my two new hobbies. I figure I am good enough at cooking to have some positive info and new enough at sewing to incorporate some of my self-deprecating humor in a healthy and deserved way. It’ll keep me honest!

Thus, here I am. We’ll see if I keep up with this as well as I have other blogs. I think the key here is to not spread it around too much until I’ve got a few posts under my belt.

Coming soon! Pictures of food and excerpts on my trials and tribulations at my new sewing station.