Look what I brought home from the doctor today – my Bernina! She is still sitting in the front entryway, I can’t lug her upstairs without doing some serious bodily harm so I’ll have Joe do it when he gets home. He is at his class reunion (about the bazillionth, I think. I don’t do class reunions – I’ve never even been to one of my own. Meh.) I don’t think he’ll be home late. He sees his classmates all the time – his umbilical cord will not stretch over the A. Piatt Andrew bridge. He has lived in Gloucester his entire life. I’m talkin’ HE HAS HAD THE SAME PHONE NUMBER FOR HIS ENTIRE LIFE. It boggles my mind. Me? I’m so filled with wanderlust I could explode. I am so ready to move somewhere new.
Anyway, I can’t wait to thread the machine and fire up the old girl and listen to her hum. It has been a remarkably productive break, one that forced me to finally venture in to applique – and I love it. I’m excited to finish up some dangling projects though, as there is nothing more satisfying than sitting down at a finely tuned sewing machine and just blazing through to the finish line. Hopefully I’ll have some completed things to obsess over soon because I’ve taken the pledge to finish up three specific projects before I begin anything else new. (A girl can dream.) You heard it here first.