Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Last night I thought I'd be smart and get my boys' Cadet shirts ready for their meeting today. They had outgrown last year's shirts, the new ones were ordered and had arrived. But several patches have to be removed from the old and applied to the new. So transferring those was the perfect activity while "watching" Dancing with the Stars. I was almost done with the first shirt when the sewing machine started to not sew properly. Okay, time for bed, call it a day.
This morning I cleaned out the bobbin case and put in a new needle, but still not sewing properly. Argh. Can't complain though. I've had this machine eight years and have never had a problem. It's sewed a lot of badges over the years which is very tough duty. Now it's sitting over at the repair shop and I'm out of the sewing biz for a few days. I think I have some iron on stuff that I can use to finish the boys' shirts. But now I'm stalled on my purse project, and I've been thinking about starting another smocked project. Above all else though, I cannot start Kirsten's Halloween costume right away. This is, of course, the most important task of the month - for her.
We visited Jo-Ann Fabric the other day in search of fabric. She has decided that she wants to be Kirsten, the American Girl doll. Sounds easy enough. But none of the fabric in my limited stash is just right as she wants fabric that closely resembles Kirsten's. We did succeed in finding something close enough - yay! - bought all the necessary accoutrements, used coupons and sale items and still the cost was over $30. Ouch! At least I'm sure she'll get quite a bit of wear out of it, since as a homeschooler she can wear such a costume to school anytime - and she will! :) And all the hugs and "thank you, Mommy" squeals will definitely be worth the hassle.
My thanks to Anne and other bloggers for tempting me beyond my capacity to bear! I gave in to the urge to use one of my JoAnn coupons on a pair of Gingher "Alyssa" embroidery scissors. Aren't they soooo pretty!?
I gathered up as many of my scissors as I could find for a "family photo". I think there are a couple members missing, but they would be the really tiny, cheapos that are great for throwing into travel bags. Cheapos they may be, but I love them too!
Well, better get to my lunch, then ironing patches on shirts. I hear I have a new magazine in the mail too!