Monday, July 19, 2010

Sew...whatcha been up to lately??

One thing my daughter April told me when I asked her what Emily' s interests would be on her visit, she said sewing.



Sew...since I have a sewing machine, I thought "why not!"..



...but then, do I remember where the sewing machine is..oh, and what about thread..and needles, pins, tape measure, and my personal favorite the Seam Ripper...pinking shears, bias tape, seam binding, thimbles, fabric, elastic, bobbins, Tylenol, band-aids, tourniquets, and the ER number...and what the heck is a presser foot and a feed dog anyway?


I mean, I DO have the electric cord and foot pedal..



..you laugh..but it was, um, un-found, non- locatable, not easily accessible.. for a very long time..

...NO..I did not loose it..I just forgot to remember where I had put it..you know..for safekeeping, for about a year..or two..yeah, right after I took it our of the box.  Never sewed a stitch..but it was such a pretty paperweight sewing  machine. 

Anyway, we looked over some "Beginners Guide to Sewing" books and the first thing on the list of supplies was a sewing machine...and a POWER CORD !

"Yay" I told Emily!"We're almost sewing .."



So, she made a...oops..it's a surprise for her Mom..so if you promise not to tell...

No..you are not to be trusted.  I mean "it" turned out soooo cute, you'd have to tell everyone and she may read YOUR blog and find out.


So, you'll need to check back later to see..it's adorable..

And, I'm happy to report, she still has all 10 fingers..and can manage a foot pedal with the best of them...

..and she even knows where I put it this time....


So, what have you not lost, but forgot to remember where it was? Did  you ever remember to remember?

-me

10 comments:

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh Colleen, I was just talking about it tonight! I need a GPS to find my GPS!! I was telling our friend and my sisters that I remember plain as day saying I'll put it here, don't forget! It'll be safe, and I can go right to it! Yah think!!?? I need it Saturday, and I really need it for our trip in October! I was told don't go to bed til I find it! I may never sleep again!

Vicki said...

HA....ME MIND my friend :)

Can't wait to see what 'it' is...

wendy said...

Too funny! I'm looking for some buttons for my project that I put away for safe keeping until I needed them....well I need them and have been looking all evening. No luck. oh well I'll find them when I don't need them..Have fun and I can't wait to see the finished sewing !

Lori R. said...

Love the idea that Emily got to "sew" with grandma. Those are my fondest memories; doing things with grandma! Me... oh, I remember where I put everything...wha???... no... I am NOT lying....(liar, liar)
my new name is Pinocchio Nose!!!

Sharon said...

I bet Emily has so much fun with her grandma. This post has my laughing all over again.

Sweet Repose said...

Now you know why I don't sew...eeewwww..

BTW...go back a few posts on my blog and you'll see the industrial accident, from wence the shiner cometh...never a dull moment!!!

nut!

Lynette Killam said...

I can identify with this post completely! I keep putting things away for safekeeping, and there they remain..safe..and forgotten!

Glad you and the talented Miss Emily were able to get on with your sewing project I shall return to see what the mystery gift is.

And thank you so much for the backwards song on my birthday post. You are clearly a woman of many talents! We are indeed the new face of sixty...I hope that's a good thing!

Thanks again for stopping by...

Lynette

Pearl said...

Let's see...one time I lost my new coat and my car in one night. The good news is I got it back! Oh them young days...

Just Breathe said...

I don't do it very often. Last Christmas I lost an ornament I bought for my husband. Bought a replacement after Christmas and of course I found the original one.
That's when I did a giveaway!

Just Breathe said...

Can't wait to see what she made :)