On sewing

I now have a sewing machine. In attempt to learn to use it, I’ve found some patterns at value village. Now I just need some material, so that’s my plan for later today – a trip to Dressew downtown. Jessica is going to help me, which is good, because I don’t have the slightest idea where to start with a sewing machine. I can sew bits of scrap fabric, but patterns and making useful things is kind of not something I get.

In addition to sewing, I’m crocheting a little blanket while I bus to and from work. Look at me being all Home-Ec and stuff.

Adam and I are hoping to get one last little holiday in, just the two of us, before the baby arrives and changes life as we know it. We have rarely had the opportunity to go somewhere alone together – most of our vacations have been with groups, or friends, or family. Really, the only vacation-like thing we’ve done with just the two of us was the drive back across the country after the wedding. What we’d really like to do now is go somewhere and stay for a weekend, or a week, and be tourists on vacation. It’s a little unfortunate that we won’t be able to do things like biking, but we’ll still have fun I think.

That is, assuming we can find a way to actually afford such a getaway. I got some money to spend on myself for Christmas, and haven’t done so – I’m hoping to put that towards some sort of vacation for us, but it’s not really enough.

Still, I’m fairly convinced that we can’t afford not to do something. I’ve been lobbying for a vacation with just the two of us for years now. It was never a real priority though. Now I think maybe it is… if I can just figure out how to do it.

1 Comment

  • mindexplodes

    February 3, 2008 at 10:21 am

    you should go to the “bed and bath” section at value village and buy fabric they’re! you can usually find awesome stuff , and especially to practice on cheap is good!

    i hear you on the no money to go on vacation thing sucking. you should use your fancy internet skills to sew things and sell them on the web.