I learned something about myself recently, which is kinda cool given I am no longer in my teens or twenties. 😉 I learned I love teaching sewing. I always knew I loved to sew myself, but never thought I would be a) qualified, and b) capable of teaching this amazing, soul-satisfying craft to others. But I was wrong. I get a runner’s high from teaching – it is seriously awesome to watch students of all ages light up when they complete their first sewing project, or master a difficult technique. I love to hear the pride in their voices when they talk about garments they have made. I have made loads of new friends, and met people with widely varying motivations regarding learning to sew. I have taught them a few skills, and in turn they have enriched my life. I am pretty sure I am the winner in this arrangement.
I received a wonderful gift when I was a young girl; my mother taught me to sew. Thanks Mom, I am passing it on now.