I have spent the last two days locked in a windowless room with a bunch of people I met for the first time on Monday. I've been working fourteen hour days for practically no pay, and I have been enjoying it. One of the reasons it has been a pleasure is because it turns out I can sew pretty decently.
I have occasionally had to sew a hem or stitch up a part of a Halloween costume for work, but no one has ever expected me to sit down and SEW. The last two days have made me want to sew all the time. I have grand notions of creating a new slipcover for a chair. I imagine myself craftily stiching up all my Christmas gifts for 2009. It's a lovely feeling, the feeling of making something. And it is lovely to imagine all the things I might make.
So, I'm going to go and buy myself all the things that my friend V. recommended for a basic sewing kit in an article in Real Simple two years ago. Here's the link to her list of sewing kit essentials. (E., you were right that I didn't need a class to remember my way around a sewing machine.)