Twice in one week? Yep!
If you are a faithful reader of my blog, then you remember a post about a battle between me and my sewing machine, Myrna. Well, I would like to retract that post, and issue a letter of apology to Myrna.
That apology follows here:
I would like to apologize for my behavior. I realize that I spent a few hours working with you, and then gave up because the “tension” was messed up. I told everyone that the problem was you, and not me. I just knew the problem was your fault, and not the fault a beginner sewer. I know that my only experience with a sewing machine was in Home Ec class. I was working on an old beat up machine, making a not completely square pillow. I had a lot of problems with that machine, and I assume that all machines were exactly the same. I was mistaken.
I just knew you were plotting against me, so I called in reinforcements. Megan. She has sewn many things in her life, and I thought she would be the perfect person to tame you. She kept talking about how cool and nice of a machine you were. And I thought, you just wait to see the stunt she pulls! She sat down with you and your cryptic instruction book and began the set up process. Megan asked me if I used the bobbin that came with the machine, and I said, “No, I ignored that part and used the prefilled bobbins I bought. They look the same.” Megan said we should wind our own bobbin and I agreed. It would not have surprised me, if Myrna was that fickle. I sat there watching intently thinking to myself. Yep, I did that. I put the bobbin in correctly. Yep, I threaded the needle just like that. See, it wasn’t my fault. Then Megan read, “Turn hand wheel towards you to pick up the bobbin thread”. Immediately, I knew that I had NOT done this before. And I also knew that of course Myrna can’t sew properly, if I don’t pick up the bobbin thread. Duh! Myrna may be a new machine with fancy gadgets, but she still has the basic needs, like a bobbin thread.
I began to realize the err of my ways, and I began to be hopeful. I had this cushion that I desperately wanted to cover. I don’t entirely blame this on the cats, but I do a little.
Myrna, I found the most perfect fabric this past weekend, and bought it even though you and I were still at odds. Megan helped with the design and the pinning. Or I should say Cooper, Daphne, and Megan helped me with the designing and pinning.
And she left the sewing to me. I worked on it, cautiously checking my stitches to make sure I was still on track. The seams weren’t entirely straight, but I am sure that had a lot to with me and not you, Myrna.
Then I sewed some fancy corners. This was a breeze thanks to you, Myrna.
And when I put the cover on the cushion, it was beautiful. I could not have done this without you.
So again, I am sorry for my accusations and the rumors I started about you. If you will forgive me, I think we could have a very happy and fun friendship.
I think chair needs some interesting pillows, and I know that you and I can do it! I look forward to the many ideas I have for us.