Being bad on a Sunday without males and their helicopters

Coldest day of the year so far. I guess that’s not saying much, since the year just started. Maybe coldest day of the season would be more accurate. Anyway, it was balaclava and snowpants weather when I went out for my 0-dark-30 neighborhood prowl. And then I came home and made some bacon because I do make bacon on the weekend if I’m not out gallivanting around somewhere. The GG drove over to Daytwa to watch the Lions lose another football game. And so my multi-tasking Mousey and I went out to do errands. The Plum Market for coffee (Mouse) and grokkeries. Post Office to mail xmas stuff and clothing to Lizard Breath in Callyforny. Yeah, I’m just a moom who mails stuff to California, as I told a young clerk at Staples a few years back. I’m sure he thought I was totally wacko. And then Panera for an early lunch and finally the Viking Sewing Center, where I was sorta bad because of buying a little bit of fabric.

And then I was REEEEEAAAALLLLY bad because when I was standing at the counter with my fabric and my debit card, I said something like, “I am sorta kinda thinking about getting a new sewing machine. Yaknow, one of those that can do machine quilting without all kinds of monkeying around… But I don’t really need a new sewing machine because I have this loverly old Viking thing from the 1980s and it does whatever I want it to do except…” And I do love my current sewing machine. 99% of the time, I do straight stitching and occasionally I have a use for the zigzag stitches it has. I am not interested in any kind of fancy embroidery machine. But I do have an interest in machine quilting. So. The woman who was about to ring up my fabric purchases sprung into action and within minutes, we were looking at a Bernina that had a fancy foot for machine quilting. I think this is it. I know that this beast is not cheap. Anyway, she said, “You try it.” I did. Oh-my-god. This beast is more than I can afford right now but maybe by summer? I dunno.

Back to earth, Kayak Woman, okay? The Lions lost again. Mouse and I had many strange encounters either with known but out-of context people or just strange people that butted in to our conversation. And then, I spent some time in my studio the Landfill Dungeon and there is clutter around here and that usually drives me absolutely nuts but I seem to be able to ignore most of this particular clutter. Today anyway. Do not take me seriously!

5 Responses to “Being bad on a Sunday without males and their helicopters”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I suspect that I’ll end up with a new coffee maker one of these days because I always eye the really nice ones at Starbucks. One of these days I’ll be impulsive; I am very attached to my 15 year old Krups though. Great for espresso, even though it doesn’t quite steam the milk hot enough these days. I generally hate running errands,but it’s almost fun when one of the kids is with me. Did the Seahawks lose again too? I don’t even care any more…

  2. Kathy Farnell Says:

    Hey! Don’t you have a birthday very soon? Maybe that favorite (don’t tell the others) little brother of mine will read your blog and take the hint! I got my new Viking sewing machine to replace my blue 1965 Singer and even though I keep the old one around, I love what the newer machine can do. I guess my “new” machine is 9 years old now but the neat thing is that you can get upgrades for the machines. Go ahead! Take all of those new machines for a test drive and then go for it. After you get over the sticker shock, you will be glad you did.
    Steve goes back to Seattle tomorrow. I will miss him.

  3. Pooh Says:

    I was in a fabric store the other day with a friend. We were picking out the buttons to finish up the sweater for her niece. She told me a story that had happened before I arrived. A man was buying a sewing machine for his wife’s Xmas present. He was telling all the clerks that if she came in, not to tell her, and not to let her buy anything. (Well, any machines…) He bought her a top-of-the-line Bernina. It was $12,000! My reaction was, if I’m spending that kind of money, it better have four wheels!!!

  4. Jay Says:

    I have a sewing, er repairing machine. It is a black Singer Featherweight portable. It was my mothers. I have had it since the move to Colorado in 1978 I think. And I think it may have been 25 years old then, or more. MOM?
    But it does have some fancy feet for button holes and different embroidery. I have definitely used the button holer, not so much the embroidery stuff.

  5. MOM Says:

    I haven’t the foggiest idea how old that machine is. I know I had it on Crest. I’m having trouble visualising it in Grand Rapids but I must have had it because I made curtains there. I would just have had to set it up on the diningroom table when I used it