I first got behind a sewing machine in fourth grade. My mom enrolled my sister and I in after school sewing lessons, at the local quilt shop. Every week we would show up with our sewing basket stock full of supplies, and pattern in hand. My mom would leave and the teacher, sweet and ever so patient Mrs. Dietz (sp?) would take over. My wardrobe was full of handmade reversible vests (they were in style- I swear), one-piece pant jump suits, and way too many sunflower printed garments (I wish I had a picture to share with all!).
You may wonder where I'm going with this walk down memory lane. Well, with all of my free time (aka, 11 months of unemployment!), on occasion I still wonder what I want to be when I grow up. I know, I know, I'm 28, with a college degree, and frankly I should already know who I am, and what I'll be doing for the rest of my life, but life happens and interests change.
Lately opening an after school sewing studio for children is on my list of what I want to do. Having the ability to inspire young girls to be the next generation of quilters and seamstresses would be such an honor! Opening a brick and mortar quilt shop is always something that's in the back of my head. In addition, the possibility of being a fabric sales rep has been brought to my attention by my sweet mentor. Who know what God's plan for my life looks like. As of now I'm just waiting patiently and trying to make the most out of my free time, as I know when I go back to work my creative time will diminish.
What do you want to be when YOU grow up??? :)