when we woke up that morning! We went to an appointment and stopped by a fabric store to look for upholstery remnants for a client of mine. Of course we had to stop and look at the fabric that you can make quick little sundresses out of...its so cool! Its already gathered at one end and literally all you have to do is sew a side seam and sew a bottom seam and viola`- you have a dress. But after handling it for a few minutes I sigh and tell the girls that, if only they had a different mother....they could, indeed, have a cute little sundress. But- sewing and I don't mix. Its the foot pedal mostly. I go from 0 to 60 on that thing and there's no in between. I also go from 0 to b_ _ _ _ _ real fast when I try to sew. Nope, not a good mix.
But today as a put the fabric down a lady walked over to me and said...."Did you know they are having free sewing lessons down the road- today? In half an hour?"
This is what ensued. A very kind lady, with the patience of Jobe, helped my kids learn to sew!
Brooke was sure she could not go near the needles. She said she would "LET" Kayla do it for her. But when I came back (early) to pick them up (rescue the poor fools who took my children and let me run away to get my hair cut) there was Brooke at a machine! Not afraid at all! I did help her finish because her stitches reminded me of a winding highway and I couldn't take it- damn perfectionist, I am.
This one was moving right along. She was a little high strung (like me when I attempt sewing before I remember why I don't do that craft) about it but still very intent on getting herself a new dress.
The ladies very kindly helped them get ribbon straps on the dresses. They claimed it was a fun day for them to have the girls around and asked us to come back next week. Oh, we'll be there. I need a three hour window of time where in I can shop for KILLER shoes for my 20th class reunion! And as I have learned the hard way- its better to have no witnesses to Mommy Spending Money!!!!