Friday, August 18, 2006

Neccessity is the Mother of Invention....


So I have a pile of stuff that needs mending or altering that has gotten to the point of making it worth it to haul out my sewing machine to sit in the middle of the living room and get thread everywhere. The only problem is that my machine is pretty old and though it works very faithfully, it has its quirks. The rubber grip that winds the bobbin has gotten so old it has begun to crack apart and no longer spins well enough to wind a new bobbin of thread. After fussing with it for a while last night, I finally just wound the bobbin by hand, which makes for pretty lousy stitching. Since I was working on jeans for Mattie (who needs elastic sewn into everything she owns because she's such a skinny minny) I promptly broke the only needle I had. So I made a quick pitstop at Walmart this morning hoping they had miscellaneous sewing machine parts...for a 20 year old machine....ya never know, right? Yeah, so I got 3 packages of needles, but no dice of the bobbin grip. So I resorted to my wits. I ended up with a toy John Deere Tractor with rubber wheels. Works like a charm...and the best part...I got the Utility Tractor with 12 wheels. Sweet.

7 comments:

Robb said...

You fascinate me.

Courtney said...

that was very Mom-esque, my dear. and it's really win-win for you and Vin cause when you use up all his wheels, he gets a new tractor.
Completely off the subject: Dora's new word (today) is "stuck" and it's absolutely hysterical how she says it so Ron and I have spent half of today trapping her so she'll say it (does that make us weird).

Robb said...

Mattie's first word was actually "stuch." She would get stuck and yell out "stuch." That cracked us up.

ash said...

oopie-doopie!

courtney said...

okay, but the funny thing about "oopie-doopie" was that you would cover your ears everytime someone said it. You also used to say "wink wink" for pig noises which was so very cute!
Dora also told me that dinner was "na-licious" and I think maybe she has coined a phrase. I love this stage where they just pick up words left and right. Yesterday alone was "stuck" "awesome" and "teapot" She's with the grandparents' this weekend(!!!!!!) so goodness knows what she'll come home with ...."surgery" "medical malpractice insurance" who knows!!

ness said...

Charleigh has picked up a DARLING habit of saying

"FINE! HUMPH!"

when you tell her no to something.

But when she says "luv you too!" it almost makes up for it.

Courtney said...

Dora finally told me she loved me last week--I nearly burst into tears and then told Ron, who told me that she's been telling him that for a month.

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