Mellow Yellow Monday
Just in time to post the pansies I saw in Solvang last year
for Mellow Yellow Monday at 3:00 am because I woke up from an earth quake! Glad that it was just a minor one:)
THE YELLOW AND RED PANSIES ADDING TO MY ACTUAL POST
My Course materials!
It seemed these past few months everything that worked before, broke.
It started with my Viking which was a present from my mother the year I married.
After I pushed the reverse button it continued to work only in reverse.
I'm not good in "reverse."
My stack of mending, putting hems, etc. in, started piling up till I couldn't postpone it anymore. Saw "the thing" on line for 800. "No way," I thought. Looked at Craigs List -nothing that would fit my wallet.
Called a few stores, and to my surprize
Trying to figure this out I can only do with a cold cup of water!
About three weeks later, I was looking for some yarn at JoAnn's World. Hubby who was with me wandered off, since I had some guestions, and the sales person had to ask someone else...you know how that goes.
When I finally had the info I needed, he took me to another department. To my surprize...they had MY machine, which I had never seen there before (they just had started carrying "that thing" brand.
Happy as a clam, I walked out of the store with the thing, instead of the yarn!
Cause it wasn't as expensive as the on-line price, and hubby knew our clothes would not get fixed if I was unhappy with the machine!
This was not the end of story.
Oblivious that we were now almost 40 years further in history, I thought to just start hemming my pillow cases, and what have you.
When I opened up the BEAUTIFUL thing (the contrasting color is more blue than came out on the pics:) ) I wanted to put the thread on the bobbin.
But hey, HOW do I open the lid of the bobbin case?
WHERE do I put the cotton thread to wind it on the bobbin? How do I THREAD the machine so I can even put the thread on the bobbin?
YES, I did have the instruction manual in front of me!!
About ready to scream,it occurred to me that this thing was too expensive to break on the first try, soooo...
I had to SIGN UP FOR A CLASS to learn to do the most elementary stuff on the thing.
To me it was hilarious, because I used to sew dresses, pants, even jackets
when I was for a year in school to become a sewing/fiber arts teacher
(in Holland they used to have a 4-year school with a degree!!).
Of course a representative of the thing with a very authoritative voice and piercing eyes did the class.
"Tell your name, and what you want to sew," was the instruction to everyone.
I knew my name (oh joy) and told about my experience.
Then the question came, "And what do you want to sew?"
Am I back in girst grade?
"Nothing!" almost came over my lips, but I swallowed my adolescent rebellion,
and said after thinking a moment of a more non-committal response, "just mending."
I saw the disappointment on her face. "Oh," she said limply.
After coming home I felt victorious, having mastered the ins and outs of a Viking!!
All in a day's work, mes amis:)