My sweet Mother-in-law told me that she was putting money in our account for our Christmas gift. I told her that I was going to save it to put towards a sewing machine. "umph." she said."You always spoil my surprises!" "What do you mean?" said I. "I'd already planned to GIVE YOU my machine when you move back!" "REALLY?! WOW!Great! Now I can put that Christmas $ towards our adoption instead!!!"
AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I'm SO excited!! I can't even tell you how excited I am!! Last night on the phone she told me not to buy anything. She has seam rippers, and buttons, and tons of vintage fabric all waiting for me!! She said she didn't even use her machine once last year, and only once or twice a year all the years before that, so she's happy to let me have it, and just come over and use it when she needs to! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, Shirley!! You are the SWEETEST!
I'm already dreaming of all the projects that I want to make for all of my kiddos! Aprons, and bags, and quilts and puppet shows... Have you seen Amy Karol's book? or her blog, Angry Chicken? I bought the book for myself after Shirley told me she was giving me her machine, and Becky brought it to me when she came to visit. I've had so much fun drooling over the wonderful pictures and dreaming of what I will make... I love her laid back "grab a cup of coffee and put on some tunes when you need to rip out some seams" and "its supposed to look homemade" attitude. (those aren't direct quotes, but you get the jist). How exciting. I'm gonna sew!
For the record: I've sewn a couple of things before. I made a pair of p.j.'s with a matching pillow for home ec in high school. Ryan is very attached to the pillow, but the pj's are long gone. I made a crib skirt, and valance and a slip cover for our rocking chair when I was preggers with Mae. I made Ry a little carry sack for his Thomas Trains. But... I think that's about it. Not a lot of sewing experience going on here. Don't look at the seams. They're pretty crooked. I think that the zigzag stitch will be my friend.