The most important thing that happened this past week was…
… I finally dug out the sewing machine I had gotten from my in-law a year (or more) ago…
Haven’t made anything yet, but it’s all set up and ready to use.
On Saturday I brought the machine into the house. Cleaned it and… hm… didn’t know where to start and what to do with it.
Serving dinner. Tomato galette. Yumm!!!
With this picture I got lucky.
On Sunday I didn’t take any other self-portrait and this one was taken just by accident.
The day before we went to Jo-Ann’s to get some thread for my sewing machine and just look around for things I would need if I want to start sewing. Late at night I had tried to put the thread on the machine but I couldn’t figure it out, so we called my husband’s mom. She helped a little but still… it didn’t work.
So on Monday I called my mom.
We talked on Skype, so I was able to show her the machine.
Then she guided me through each step. During the next few hours the machine was ready to go, and what’s most important I felt super comfortable and confident about sewing.
The funny thing is that
– my mom had been a seamstress for 40 years,
– she had taught sewing in sewing vocational high school for 15 years,
– she’d made many of my clothes
– I had watched her sew every single day for so many years
BUT at the same time
she had never had the patience to teach me or my sister how to sew.
Finally, after so many years and thousands miles away she taught me something.
Isn’t that funny!?
Also this week, I have discovered a bentonite clay. It does wonders to my skin :)
And this picture is a reflection of how I ‘ve been feeling lately… in pieces… a piece here, a piece there…
This picture is an ode to my back which hurts like hell. It has been for the most part of this week. I know that big part of it is the weather. It has changed a little and I can feel it, but for the most of the time it is our No. 2 screaming her lungs off each time I put her down. At the same time she is not getting any lighter.
Easy and quick to make dinner: Pasta.
with this little one rolling back and forth between my legs …
At least that way I can have a few things done without having to hold her.
Today’s play and eating toes time🙂
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!