Friday, July 22, 2011

We did not know this would happen....

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!!!!

7 comments:

  1. "better to have no witnesses to Mommy Spending Money!!!!"

    I just want you to know I choked on that line I was laughing so hard... I completely understand... and agree... and we all know killer shoes ain't cheap!

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  2. LOL....I'm with you on hiding what "Mommy Spends" or should I say "How much Mommy Spends" if they don't know you can just lie.....Bargin time...look luck with killer shoes...and as its a school reunion you'll need that all important good hold them up well fitting bra and tummy holding in and thining thighs firm bum "Spanks" that's what they call that unsexy stuff what the models and stars wear under clothes for the perfect figure.. hope I'm making sense..its late, you mentioned reunion, I had flash backs and ohhh boy am going to go now...need to lie down in a cool dark room....

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  3. NEVER never never never tell how much my shoes cost me!

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  4. Your girls did a wonderful job sewing! These little dresses are adorable:)

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  5. You know how kids have loose lips, right? Never ever say...'don't you dare tell Dad about the new pillows!" Because you just guaranteed that will be the first thing out of their mouths when he walks through the door. That's how I learned about the 'no witness is a good witness program.'

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  6. ummmm, 20 year reunion....really? TWENTY? Are you sure? I got a D- in math, but I'm pretty sure it's more than 20.....
    The dresses are adorable and the teacher deserves new shoes too :)
    miss you...

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  7. Hey- if I want to shave 5 years off, I can.....plus I am really bad at math...

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