Saturday, August 12, 2006

To sew or not to sew...

My frustration is at a high. I decided to start in on the baby blankets for my family. There are going to be 5 new babies in my family in the next few months. I don't remember the last time I pulled out my sewing machine and it's a temperamental machine, at best. Well, today was a bad day for the machine. It was not working for me. Temperamental, I could handle...but a part actually fell off of it and the backstitch completely quit on me. I tried to find what was wrong with it and failed miserably. So, I called it quits by the 50th time before I was tempted to pick up the nearest object and kill it myself. I shouldn't be too surprised that it's dying...it was my mom's first sewing machine, passed on to me. The one she still has now and uses is the only one I've ever seen her use, so that should tell you how old this one is. It's actually the pink and green colors that were popular in the 60s and 70s. So, now I am unable to sew and it's frustrating. I had the fabric all arranged and ready to sew and now I can't do anything. I want to kick something, but seeing as how I am wearing sandals, I won't. My creativity has been stifled and not much frustrates me more than that. Guess I'll just have to settle for reading some novels for the fall instead. But I will not be stopped, I don't care if I have to buy a new machine. I will sew soon.

2 comments:

Something McSomethingkins said...

Hmnnn...my mom's sewing machine is way older than yours. It's the one I watched her sew on when I was little, and it's an idustrial, so it's mounted on the table and is massive. Of course, it still works beautifully. That's actually the one that will get passed down to me:)

I would like to take the time and sew a patchwork quilt; I haven't done that in forever. Maybe I will before school starts. I should probably find out when that is.

amisare waswerebeen said...

School starts on the 23rd. Amazingly enough, that is the same day that the kids start school too.