I am a teacher, doctoral student, foodie, and newbie to the sewing scene.
I spend ginormous amounts of time thinking, reading, and writing about secondary writing instruction and technology for my classes and my teaching. This blog is an attempt to give myself a bit of a break from all things grad school. Bolts, Bobbins, and Blunders is a blog dedicated to my adventures in sewing (and knitting and crocheting- I seem to be trying everything!). While I learned to embroider as a little girl and my mom was once an avid seamstress, I didn’t touch a sewing machine until October 2012 when frustrations over botched tailoring led me to purchase a Janome 2212 at my local fabric store. My first major project was a holiday pillow cover and as soon as I stuffed the pillow form into the competed cover, I knew I was hooked on sewing.
As I try to learn how to sew with my new machine, the many blogs out there by sewing enthusiasts have been incredibly helpful, so I decided to start my own. I hope that by sharing my blunders I will help others like me who are trying to figure this all out for the first time. As a teacher, I know that we learn best by sharing our knowledge (even if it is limited) and engaging with others. This is my attempt to learn and join the online sewing conversation.