Monday, February 07, 2005


Around 8AM on Sunday morning, I decided that I was going to start taking all of my arts-n-crafts supplies out of their boxes and off the floor, and start puttin' them on the shelf. I was just going to work on it for a half an hour or so, but as I unwrapped each little pinking shear/paper crimper/glass cutter, I got more and more excited. When I finally looked up at the clock it was after 11AM, and I was supposed to be in St. Paul watching the Winter Carnival Half Marathon. The sewing machine in the picture is one that my Mom got me for free on her mail route. It is in total need of some work, but I'm trying to hold off because Zander's parents are giving me a really nice machine for my birthday. I've got the fever, and also some really nice fabric, so I think I'm going to price out some tune-ups. My little studio is a work in progress, but I like where it is going.

I promise I'm not going to go gooo-gooo and post about Boo! every damn time I update. However, while we were downstairs workin' on some projects, Boo! jumped right up on Zander's shoulder and stayed there. He stayed there when Zander went upstairs to get some Necco Wafers (disgusting), he stayed on while Zander washed out his ink brushes, but he seemed to like to sit and watch him draw most of all. He did jump down when I started vacuuming.

5 comments:

emily said...

i once got my sewing machine repaired and it was freaking expensive. much like computers, it is probably cheaper to buy a brand new sewing machine. i am putting my old one out by the curb because my mom gave me a new one.

i also spend part of the weekend cleaning my basement. but i didn't get as far as you did.

Betsy said...

Julie, I think Emily is right--sewing machine repair is very expensive, and you might want to think twice.

Anna said...

Julie: I concur w/Emily and Betsy. I have two machines right now--both on loan from my momma--I would be happy to loan you one of them until you get your nice one. In fact, I'll call BTA right now & tell Zander to take it home.

Julie said...

Anna, are you serious? this would be wonderful for me!!! I haven't heard about it until this very moment and I'm sooo excited!

la said...

Agreed - old sewing machines are not worth repairing. I bought a used one at a garage sale, it was PINK and beautiful but the multiple repairs never fixed the tension issue.
Necco wafers are yummy and you can play "communion" whenever you want!