Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Christmas Story--my version....

Ever have one of those moments when you lose your sanity? Probably not. It's probably just me.

I asked for a sewing machine for Christmas. I hear you laughing. Go ahead.

Okay, well I had visions of creating these long beautiful dresses for Presley, new window treatments in every room, and embroidering anything that would hold a stitch. My family would ooh and ahh over my creativity. They would tell me how talented and creative that I was. Ooh, Ahhh, Ooh, Ahh.

You get the picture.

Well, the day after I got my glorious sewing machine it happened. I felt like Ralphie in a Christmas Story. I received the one gift that I was dying to get my chubby little fingers on. Ralphie got shot in the eye, I got a big time reality check.

What was I thinking?? Me, Sew? Oh, good Lord.

One month later, my sewing machine is still sitting in the dining the box. The "Sewing for Dummies" book neatly placed on top. I did read a few pages of the book....and quickly put it down. Okay, this is sewing for dummies?? Then I need a "Sewing for Dumber Dummies".

I called my mother in law and asked her subtly if she happened to have the receipt to the sewing machine that she had gotten me for Christmas. Bury me now. I felt like a quitter, who am I kidding..I am a quitter, but I am totally okay with that. =)

She had the receipt and I got the money for it. Hot dog!! Christmas again!! WooHoo!

So, that's my sewing saga.

It's freeing in a way. I know sewing is not for me. Moving on.

looking for another hobby,



Anonymous said...

I am laughing after reading your post, all the while you were talking before Christmas about wanting a sewing machine...I was hopeful...but was thinking "what planet has Jill been to and got that idea." Next time we will talk more of the details, I know you and unfortunately you are like me in that way, no small detail motor skills, only LARGE!

Greer Dierkes said...

JILL! I think you and I are related :) I got a sewing machine a couple of Christmases ago from my mom (a great seamstress, by the way) and it sat IN THE BOX on the floor of the garage for 3 months before I finally took it back to her house! I don't have the confidence to use it without her standing over me and telling me what to do step-by-step! Ugh...I had GREAT aspirations too...
Oh well...good luck with finding another hobby!