Hi there! We had 46 sweet participants who voted and shared their skill level with the sewing machine. It was lovely to chat with those of you who commented or emailed privately, I'm thrilled and honored to have made a few new friends during this poll, such a delightful bonus! Thank you one and all!
It's good to see that only a scant few of us are lacking any sewing machine skills. Seems the majority of us muddle along, with a few who've acquired advanced skills.
Here's our poll results:
~ The Sewing Machine and You ~
never learned ~ 4%
basic skills ~ 47%
some machine finishing of my pieces ~ 19%
advanced skills ~ 28%
My dear nieces are 9 and 7 and live an hour away. We share *Craft Day* every so often, it's been such a pleasurable and loving experience over the years. They've been nurtured to learn, desire and appreciate arts of all genres and to create from hand for the mere joy of it and also to realize the possibility of *needing skills* in their future. After all, one day they'll have a dorm or their first apartment and might want a simple little valance for their odd sized window:) I believe if we encourage the young ones to at least try different arts, they will be more likely to experiment on their own as they mature, and hopefully find a passion that will last them a lifetime. I'm pretty sure most of you feel the same way too.
Do any of you ever wonder as I do? Did the daughters of soccer Mom's learn to sew on a machine? Is sewing still taught in Home Ec? Is Home Ec even offered anymore? Maybe you're a soccer Mom with daughters and can share?
If you're still reading, thx for hangin in there...