I dusted (with a pick axe) the cobwebs off my 1950's sewing machine this past weekend.
I have been reading her blog, my inner decorator and creative juices have been neglected for quite some time and by golly, I was gonna do it!
I got a little cocky.
three pillow covers later (patience, pictures later, they did turn out) and I was on a roll.
the tutorial for those square tops (which are so dang gum cute in HER pictures) looked like you only had to know how to sew in a straight line.
'cept I can't sew in a straight line.
I can sew a 'line'....but it ain't straight.
it has been WAY TOO MANY years.
so, I made four of them.
I almost broke a window in our house because I 'lobbed' the cover to my bobbin across the room the 100th time it fell off.
I cursed a few times...well, as many times as my bobbin got tangled (I'm not in the mood to tell you how many times that was).
My shoulders are more tense than they have been in years from leaning over that long.....
And now I know why people sew.
It's the same reason they bake bread, or take a self defense class, or buy a Pampered Chef Chopper.
It's all to get out aggression.
I was aggressive almost the whole time (from 11am this morning until 4:30pm this afternoon...don't laugh) but I feel
I had tossed around the idea of taking a break from running this week because my 'hip' problem isn't going away or even doing better and I'm desperate to heal but as soon as Jake got home, I was all suited up, ran out the door and didn't stop running until 3.5 miles later.
NOW I feel better.
(dear people who sew,
just go on a run and get it over with.
p.s. I'm not saying I don't want to be able to sew like her, I'm just saying I don't know that my windows could withstand the heat)
The funniest part?
Before all this, I ordered 15 yards of fabric to make curtains and more pillow covers for the house.
it's ok though because you only have to know how to sew in a straight line for that stuff!