Monday, January 21, 2013

Make-it-Monday: Setting-up

AHHH, I just realized I never published today's article! It's only 11:40 - still counts!

First of all, I want to give a shout-out to my dad, who raised me as a fan of the San Francisco 49ers. A few years ago, after a long and (heartbreaking) losing streak, Daddy defected and started rooting for New England. But I stayed true. This year, the 9ers are going to the Superbowl, and Tom Brady has to watch from home. 

Sorry, Pops. 

It's Monday, and that means it's time to make something. Today, I'm making Progress.

Christmas was almost a month ago, but my sewing machine has remained tucked away in its box. Today, I decided to conquer my fears and unpack my present. As excited as I am about it, I'm really intimidated by the threading process.

I've only used a sewing machine a few times - in a costume shop, at a friend's house, etc. Each time,  someone else had to thread the thing. Once, in college, I borrowed a friend 's handheld machine and altered a few garments. Even that miniature model was a pain to thread - it took three times as long as the stitching. 

But you can't use a sewing machine without thread, so it was time for me to conquer my fears. 

Time to peel off the packing tape and get this thing set up!

Time to read the instruction manuals, watch the included DVD, and get familiar with the various parts!

Time to realize that it didn't come with any bobbins, so I actually can't thread it today. Oops.

So, I didn't complete my intended task, but I got the machine out of the box and assembled. That's Progress for ya! 

Admittedly, this is a wimpy excuse for a "Make-it." But I do feel a bit of accomplishment for getting it out of the box. See, I have a bad habit of putting things off. I tend to say "I'll get to it," but an obscene amount of time may pass before I actually do. Especially with big projects involving technology. So this is a baby step in the right direction. 

And I'll let you know how it goes when I get some bobbins. 

And tomorrow's post won't go live at midnight. 

We good?


  1. Galen, bring that machine over here and we will both learn to use our new machines together...I have plenty of bobbins and fabric to practice on! And it will give me the push I need to go ahead and make Taylor's veil!

    1. That sounds great! Especially good for a day when Dan is working.


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