Thursday, March 24, 2011


You should know this about me:

I'm a painfully slow learner

I dread trying new things (besides eating new things)

I get exasperated and frustrated extremely easy

I often give up

But a goal was set and I wrote it down, and gave myself some accountability. So we watched the Singer dvd, and paused, and went back 48 times, and yelled at the lady for going too fast. Hurdle number 1 was actually finding the beginning of the the thread. I could have totally just given up right there. I called Maria - she helped! We threaded the bobbin. The boys tried to not touch the sewing machine. Hannah gave me encouraging words. We threaded the machine and needle. (BTW Mom, I think that auto needle threader is broken.) But we persevered. I overcame my helplessness and indifference today. We sewed! And it was kinda fun. Thank you very much.

*taking a bow*

Well then. Now we're spending the rest of the day in our cozy, messy house. A fort is in my living room, the sky is gray, and noses are being constantly wiped. And now I shall have tea time. Red raspberry leaf, if you 'd like to know. :)

And today is one of those days I'm not gonna clean until at least half an hour before Daddy comes home. Also, in my Real Simple magazine there is a whole article in there about procrastination. It said to do the worst thing first. Sewing. Done. And it wasn't so bad. :)


Blogger JennyLynn said...

Yay!! I'm so happy for you! You are sewing!!! Sounds like a glorious day at your house!

1:07 PM  
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Blogger Jamie said...

Good job L!

9:43 PM  
Blogger tifandtheboys said...

hip, hip, hurray!!!! I am impressed!

10:32 PM  
Blogger Michelle M. said...

As a newbie sewing machine user, I say CONGRATULATIONS! :) It took me forever to really get the hang of it. Keep it up.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Whoooot! Good job!

1:23 PM  
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Great job, Lauren! Keep at it, and you might seriously fall in love. Just warning ya :D It's great that you have Hannah trying it too!

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