* see & sew …

Posted on December 28th, 2009 by melinda in Another day in the life of me.

Hi.  I like vacation days!  I really like them when I am spending time with my family doing a whole lot of nothing.  Or when I’m doing something I enjoy like … using my new sewing/embroidery machine that my daddy got me and Richard for Christmas.   If you’ve checked out the chat wall thing a ma jig, I’ve mentioned that this sewing thing is a bit difficult.  I have discovered that I can not cut a straight line for the love of pete.  I sew straighter than I cut, it’s very sad.  I have swiped Thad’s electric scissors and plan to accidentally pack them in my suitcase to carry home … oops! 

I’ve wanted a sewing machine for a long time.  I would’ve been happy with a cheapie but Dad went all out and got the mercedes version of sewing machines.  I haven’t even begun to figure out the embroidery part, Richard and Thad have been busy with that.  I have however spent what Christmas money I got at the fabric store.  I probably should not go back to a fabric store anytime in the near future unless I plan to fast for a long period of time.  I am learning or I should say, attempting to learn, how to make aprons.  I’ve made 3 so far.  The first one was pretty pittiful, the second one was alright and third one … I’m not finished yet, I’ll get back to you on that one. 


Waa laa! we have an apron (yes, I know it looks a tad rough, cut me some slack folks, I’m new at this)!


I bought really cheap fabric so I wouldn’t feel so bad when I completely screwed it up.  Check out the hot apron model!


Stay tuned for further sewing updates … this should make for a new interesting category here on our blog.  If you have any knowledge, experience or advice, please feel free to pass it along (I know that Penny & my mother in law both sew so no holding out).  I’m excited to see what all I can create.  You can also feel free to laugh at the notion of me sewing anything at all … it’s pretty dadgum funny.

And just because she’s so stinking cute (she says this about 41 times per day “I so stinkin’ cute”)!



goodnight from TN.


One Comment on “* see & sew …”

  1. Marjorie Markham

    You needed to make Emma Joy one that matched one of yours so that you can cook togehter via SKYPE or something. I have a sewing machine, in the garage. Britt is the sewer in this family now.

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