Friday, October 5, 2007

Dear Santa, My sewing machine sucks!

It's not that I don't appreciate having a 17 year old base model Singer, with a straight AND zigzag stitch (woo~hoo!), because I do. I know there are people who would love to even have a machine and if you bring me a new machine Santa, I will donate my old Singer to someone who would love it. I said donate, I won't even try to sell it on E-bay (see I already looked and you can't even give this model away on E-Bay!)
The old Singer has served me well. It started out by sewing clothing for me in college. The fabric was cheap, but I was 20 years old and skinny and hot, so I could pull it off. However, I am no longer skinny or hot or 20 so I don't sew clothing for myself. If I had a little girl I would sew cute dresses...but I don't, I have a 7 year old blonde rascal boy (and I wouldn't trade him, even for a sweet girl to sew for!) So I moved on to sewing decorative pillows and curtains and baby gifts and even a duvet cover, etc...all the usual little hobby sewing.

Now that I have been bitten by the quilting bug my machine has become even more blatantly inadequate! These new machines are computerized and have all the bells and whistles to make quilting a breeze! I NEED bells and whistles and I NEED quilting to be a breeze! AND they do embroidery! Shut~up Santa I really did say embroidery! Think of the dish towel and tote bags and baby gifts I could monogram! There are like 62,000 stitches to choose from on these machines, I mean I could practically sit back and eat a piece of cheesecake while my new machine pieces a quilt!


Santa, I really have (tried anyway) been good this year. I know there was that unfortunate incident while in Chicago....







but you see I was trying to befriend a member of the mafia, I wanted to hear the inside scoop, the lowdown if you will, so I had to look the part, look trustworthy of handling that kind of information. I pulled it off really well, huh? But Santa that was really the ONLY time this year that I have done anything even remotely mischievous or silly or illegal...


Anyway, I suppose it could be worse...I could be making a quilt on this baby...



Don't ya kinda wish though new machines at least came in a beautiful piece of furniture like this?

3 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Let's hope Santa forgives you for that incident in Chicago!!! ROFLOL!!! All I have to say is have you been good?? LOL!!! I say a new sewing machine is coming on a sleigh real soon.

yellowfarmhouse said...

LOVE the picture with the cigar,LOL, what a hoot. I hope Santa is good to you and brings you that new machine.

Karen

Lori E. said...

Does your sweet hubby read your blog??? I am thinking he probably has Santa's cell phone number and could order that for you. The naughty and nice thing may be a problem..............