Last Sunday night my sewing machine broke.
I KNOW!!! The feed dog plate had been dropping a lot and I was able to deal with that but then I went to reverse stitches and the lever snapped off. I FREAKED! The bumble, who is very handy, looked at it and determined that I should just get a new machine. Again, I FREAKED! "OMGOMGOMGwedon'thavethemoneywhatarewegoingtodoOMGOMGOMG"
I calmed down enough the next night and I got a new machine! I would have never splurged on one like this if he weren't with me. I have the best husband ever. I haven't even begun to figure out all the things this baby can do (the machine...not the husband)but I got some straight stitching done.
Apron gifts for my mom and mother-in-law. My mom gets the tan one for Thanksgiving because she gets very messy when she cooks. I will make her a pretty one for Christmas.
It even sews nicely on oilcloth (this is crucial!)
I'm sure you've all gotten this one..."You sew????" "Can you sew_________for me?" Enter 4 cheerleading skirts, 2 loose emblems and 2 too-big tops.
How do you say no?
I've told you how amazingly talented Gabby (12) is but just look at the stuff she does while watching TV and reading magazines.
I used to make these origami boxes about 5 years ago to hold 3 marble magnets. Gabby was 7 at the time and would sit and watch me fold the paper for hours and then she became the master. We haven't made these in forever and I'm not sure if I could pick it right up again. 2 nights ago she was sitting on the couch curled up under a quilt, she emerged hours later with these teeeeny little boxes made from thick cardstock fall-out cards. I have no idea how she got them so small. That little one can hold a piece of rice or two. Makes my fingers hurt just thinking about it!