When I was in middle school, actually, at the time, we referred to it as "junior high", girls took home ec and boys took shop... end of story. Must admit, I was flippin' excited! I did a lot of hand sewing, but I had never used a sewing machine. My mom had one, but I guess she was waiting for an "expert" to show me the ropes... much the way that my dad felt about his car and driver's ed. The first time I ever got behind the wheel of a car was on my first day in class, but THAT, is another story entirely.
Okay, where was I? Oh, yes. I'm in my first day of home ec. I am so ready to start sewing... ANYTHING. Mrs. Milliche spent the first week... talking about safety in the home ec room. Seriously? I WANT TO SEW... let's get to it. Finally, the big day came. We sat down at the machine. Mrs. Milliche walked around and handed everyone a piece of loose leaf paper.
"When you can follow the lines on a piece of paper, you can start your first sewing project,"