You remember that life sucking machine from the classic movie The Princess Bride? You know, the wicked contraption built in “The Pit of Despair?” I have one. It’s sitting on top of my kitchen table right now. It’s more commonly known as:
The Sewing Machine.
Every time I finish yet another sewing project, I think a sinister six fingered man in going to come waltzing into my kitchen and tell me in an eerie, soothing, honeyed voice,
“I just sucked one year of your life away. One day I may go as high as five, but I really don’t know what that would do to you. Tell me, how do you feel? And remember, this is for posterity, so…be honest.”
It was a pillow. A simple homemade Christmas pillow for Kate. She chose a bold hot pink, crushed velvet fabric at the store. I couldn’t refuse her. I decided to make it a huge heart shaped pillow for her bed. I had no way of knowing how unforgiving crushed velvet could be when rounding corners and trying to end up at the same place. I had no idea how much crushed velvet hates seam rippers. Between that soul crushing velvet and the deranged bobbin and the cheap thread that kept snagging…(sigh)
It’s done. That was my last sewing project of the year and I am putting my life sucking machine away for a while.
But before I take to my bed, let me tell you about how cool the pillow is going to look atop her heart designed duvet. And about the Jedi Knight tunic and coordinating belt Andy and I sewed up for Luke. And the…well, I don’t want to give too much away.
It’s Christmas Eve and I can’t spoil Paul’s surprise by blogging about it.