My mom texted me a few weeks back to let me know she bought me one. She'd found it at a yard sale, scored a great deal and snatched that sucker up as quickly as she could. She's a yard sale queen, by the way. It's amazing the stuff she brings home for next to nothing. I need to take some lessons from her!
So my mom and I found a time to meet up and there it was. It was in the back seat of her car just begging to have a home. She grabbed the box and handed her over to me. Just holding it felt wrong... like it didn't belong. But I wanted it. Oh, I didn't even realize how much I wanted it until it was mine! I happily took my new "toy" home and set it up in our office, admiring her and maybe taking a photo or two. That's what we bloggers do, after all. I moved her location a time or two until I was happy with the placement. The placement would mean everything, of course.
Soon she was settled in and I was ready. Okay- let's do this! Hmmm, I know! I'll start with Pinterest of course! I spent an embarrassing amount of time scouring the website for any and every little 'pin' that just might point me in the right direction. Pin, pin, pin, repin, save, like! It was all here! I was practically a genius with it already. A professional with this new toy that had come into my possession. This is so great!
Until Jared so innocently asked me one day, "So, are you ever going to actually USE that thing?"
"Of course I am!" I replied. "I'm so excited! I've always wanted to learn!"
But then I hesitated... "I bet it's going to be super hard. I'm going to be awful, aren't I?"
Then Jared, being the intelligent guy that he is, had a brilliant point:
"I think the first step would be taking it out of the box."
Whew. That first step was harder than I thought. Now what? Anybody sew out there?? What's the "real" first step... because this girl could use some direction. ;)