Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bless her heart

When I first decided I wanted to learn how to sew, I asked my stepmother to take a look at this little machine I saw advertised on line....The Singer Simple. I wanted something that was inexpensive and fairly easy to use since I was just getting started and for just under the $100 I paid for her, she has definitely been a great little machine. She has been easy to use from the beginning and hasn't given me any trouble.

That is, until she met this guy. Now, I know it is definitely not my Singer Simple's fault, but since this little guy has taken an interest in "working" on her with his tools, pushing all her buttons and turning her knobs, and even going so far as to putting 17 pins down inside her case, she has ceased to work well.

I have had to remove her outer cover so many times to replace broken needles and remove the above mentioned 17 pins that above cute little guy put in her that the cover has plum broken off. Completely.
And now look at her. She is a mess. Poor Thing. Bless her heart.


  1. "Bless her/my/your heart" is one of Heather and I's favorite things to say! Poor machine, I have a couple of monkeys that pull the same moves.

  2. Oh, you are such a nice mommy! If any of my heathens...I mean lovely children...messed with my special "thing", I'd be having a behind in my hands. But alas I don't have a "thing" like you have a "thing" so I'm just left whooping behinds for fun. :)

    I hope she works for you long enough to get a good replacement.

  3. Hi Emily! Cute post and adorable little man! :-) I always wanted to learn to sew. A friend of mine is about to teach me how. I am so excited! :-)

    I recently purchased a sew machining (can't sew without one ;-) and I chose the same machine as yours...the Singer Simple. I hope I love it as much as you love yours.

  4. GAH! Ohmygoodness . . . the guts all exposed . . . that's how my gal looked! WOW. My machine is quarantined from little hands or she'd look like this too.