To make this story really interesting, we have to go back a few years to 1987. That was the year I got a really neat gift from God-my daughter. She was the 3rd child and first girl. And it didn't take long for me to figure out that little girl clothes aren't cheap. And after a few years of scrimping to buy frilly dresses I decided to bite the bullet and teach myself how to sew. So for Christmas 1990 I asked DH for a sewing machine. And he put it on the list of things he would get me "someday."
Fast forward to 2001 and imagine my surprise Christmas morning when I opened my gift-a sewing machine! I remember looking at DH with a questioning look and I will NEVER forget his reply, "it was on my list of stuff to get you." I still crack up thinking about it! But by this time, DD had grown too big for homemade clothes and I had a houseful of teenagers. Between band practice, sporting events, sleepovers, and all the other teenage stuff, there was no time to take up sewing. So the machine sat in the closet collecting dust until now. And now I am working on beginner projects and trying not to feel a little silly "at my age."
|Why yes, there IS an ironing board in my kitchen.|