Sew Good: a wordy post and a projectFriday, January 07, 2011
For the last week I've been entertaining my cousin who was so kind to drive me and my Christmas presents back to North Carolina from New York after Christmas. My cousin is one of those folks that has, among other things, never seen the ocean. While he was here I tried to take him places he had never been and do things he had never done, so, we made a few trips to the beach, a trip to the aquarium and a trip the USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial, ate sushi, alligator and Mexican food that wasn't from a fast food joint.
On Wednesday night my cousin made the tedious 13 hour drive back to New York and I can't say I was sad to see him go. Despite my efforts, we ended up spending lots of time at Wal-Mart and at the house where he was content to play video games. My frustrations with him aside, I must say that his visit was a great way to start the new year.
Because of my cousin, I am now incredibly grateful for the life I've had, the things I've done and the things I can do. In the next 12 months I hope to check a few things off my "to do list," the first thing being, learn how to sew better.
Sure I can hem pants, sew on a button or two, and follow a simple pattern but I really want to learn to make something great. Luckily my wonderful mother listened to my whining about my finicky old machine and bought me a wonderful sewing machine for Christmas. Since this newfangled machine is without an attached sewing cabinet, I've been hunting for an appropriate desk on craigslist and at few bargain shops around town, my goal was not to spend more than $50, which seemed impossible.
I had all but given up until this little beauty showed up on Le Jeune yard sales:
|Above: the photograph from the listing|