10.21.2009

Update #2: Walmart + Mission + Deadline = One crazy adventure..

I have wanted a sewing machine for well... a very long time. I have always wanted someone to teach me how to sew with it as well. I always wanted my Nannie to teach me to quilt.

Well... they bought me one when I was like 5. It broke because it was made for kids and I was most likely to rough.

Time is precious and I always felt bad when I knew someone I could ask to teach me.

Nannie claims she forgot how to quilt. Riiiight.... but she pretends to be dead serious when she says this to my face.

So the Saturday we played Ole Miss... I was on a mission. It hit me at 12 that I had enough extra money to make my purchase. I had found the one I wanted online. Walmart was it's home.

I yelled at mother so she would rush to get ready so we could make it back in time for kick off. (Not yelling mean at her, but or less encouraging her...) I was ready wearing RD's tee shirt, leggings, and flats. She prefers real clothes when making an adventure. 

Drove like a crazy person to Sylacagua, only to learn that they had gotten rid of their Craft department. Yes. Gone. I was pissed. No other word to describe it. Beyond pissed. Livid. 

The man told me that the closet one was in Anniston, I YellowPages.com'ed  it, (Who would have though? I used what I sell all day long... hmmm) and called Talladega... YES!!! CRAFT DEPARTMENT!!!!

Drove like an even more crazy person and tah dah!!!!!

My own little sewing station.... I bought all the goods: Sewing Machine (50 Stitch Selection), carry case, supply box, fabric scissors, needles, thread, and a whole bunch of fabric.

Here is the whole setup... 

And my work so far...

In case you are wondering, RD is getting a quilt for Christmas. I told him it was for Payson. He was so jealous and has now decided it is really for him! Silly boy...


Random though: Steroids + Injected into spine = Pain and Stiffness... UHH!!!

4 comments:

The Buchanan Family said...

what a thoughtful gift. I still have quilts from my great grandmother and the entire family love them! He's gonna love it!

Anonymous said...

I'll eat you up I love you so!!! I miss you cousin. You are awesome so creative I want a cowboy boot quilt for my two boys or better yet teach me and I will do it. Come visit us Bronnor is here and waiting to meet you. You should go back with us to see Where the WIld things are Brody loved it a 2 year old at the movies..he was GREAT!
Tiff

Cassie Fields said...

Awesome! My machine and I have become great friends! Those boots look great. I can't waite to see more.

Goodwife said...

I just got a sewing machine for my birthday! I've been quilting for years, but my mom has always pieced my tops for me. I got my sewing machine the end of January and I've already made an apron, and two blouses! I love sewing!! :) oh yeah.........and I named my sewing machine Steve........