Thursday, April 17, 2008

Sew what




So I am sewing or attempting anyway. I got this fabulous sewing machine from Santa last year and didn't open it until this Christmas when I was reminded that my warrantee was expiring. You can't break what you don't use right?


I started by making some killer curtains for my kitchen. I am now working on a project of 25 bags for the kids coming to my daughters birthday party.


Well let me back up- I tried to take a basic sewing class where you bring your own machine but I work at night and this was at a local Community night school so no go. My mom taught me the basics and I got the curtains done so I figured I would move on. Well the bags are almost done but not without a LOT of swearing. Today as I had done all my limited training had covered I gave up. The kids can get there favors in a brown bag for all I care.


But wait.... There is such a thing as an owners manual. I am married to a mechanic - we don't read owners manuals. We flub it and throw away the extra parts. Low and behold the directions helped!!! I learned that the bobbin was not threading right so it broke 1/2 way thru each seem.


So the moral to todays post is to read the directions!!


Anyway on a happier note I got about 8 more bags done and hope to finish the whole lot tomorrow.


I am a glutten for punishment and I also bought a pattern for some cute overalls I was hoping to make for her to wear to her party. We will see.


I will try to post some photos of my latest project. Horse bags for the boys and piggy bags for the girls.

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40