|I know most of you that know me well are shocked!|
But truly I did this! Ain't it cute!
I had good intentions when I first got married. One day while walking through the DI, I ran across the exact minty green sewing machine my mother owned. I at least knew how to thread that thing so I bought it. $25 to be exact, and now I could say I was a true woman. James' mom gave me a great tackle box filled with sewing notions for my birthday, and even a pair of Gingher scissors with my name engraved on them. I tried to sew. It was expensive, and finally after my dad told me how my child looked like an orphan in the pants I had sewed him, I put the machine away. It hid in the dark cavern of our little rental home for years. Finally we moved into our new home up the road and the sewing machine never made it here. I don't know where it went. No one will admit to actually putting it in the DI pile, or even taking it out of it's misery. It just magically never appeared in my shiny new house.
I haven't missed it. Sorry to say, but I haven't. It's tension was never right, and I struggled every time I used it. This year though my two oldest children begged for a sewing machine. Emma especially. My friend Erin has been nice enough to let us use her machine when we've had a Home EC. project, but James thought it was high time we had a proper machine. So for Christmas the Clawson family received a shiny new, perfect tension-ish, sewing machine. The kicker here though is I've used it!!! I've actually sewed something. The first task was the giant rips up the back of James jeans. Staples just weren't cutting it any more. So I sewed them up. James was so thrilled!!! He thought I was amazing!! His bakery jeans will now make it through a few more projects at least. The next project though is the one I'm exceedingly proud of. An apron!!!!
Yeah!! It's so stinking cute!! And quick, and easy. It was touted as being the "1 Hour Apron". I will admit to it taking me more like 2 hours, but I figure there's a learning curve that I'll get pretty soon. But I am so proud. I wore it all day yesterday, and even to bed:) Just kidding! I'll have to let you know how my next project goes though. I bought all the fabric online yesterday, and I'm excited to get started. Wish me luck! Let's hope this bug doesn't disappear anytime soon:)