We began sewing our strips of fabric together for the quilt, and lo and behold, I'm already a pro! I'm a complete natural. I took to this like a duck to water. My instructor just stood there shaking her head in amazement.
(There will be a brief pause while I go to confession for lying.)
Oh, my instructor stood there shaking her head, alright, but not in awe of my raw talent! Ha!
Actually, she is a kind and patient woman, and she kept encouraging me to keep trying, even though I had to run through all my strips a second time because my 1/4" seam was not 1/4".
Alas, I am not a natural. I'm going to fumble my way through this, but I'm still having fun and I am determined to learn. All in all, for my first hour on a sewing machine in my entire life, not too bad.
After all, I didn't sew the needle through my finger.