Before It Got Hot
I made my Mooch a little somethin' somethin' for when the weather cools down and he can wear short sleeves again. (It hit 116 degrees F in Newark today. Can't wear short sleeves in that weather. Mooch has been rocking the sleeveless onesie.)
It's a little button down shirt made from the yards and yards of Colorado State fabric I went crazy buying over a year ago.
It's not my best work.
Setting little baby sleeves is a bitch and a half. I'm starting to hate sleeves in any craft!
But I think a lot of it has to do with my crapass machine. Someday I want a machine that doesn't need to be tuned after every project.
Something kind of cool happened at work last week though.
Attorney K came up to me wanting some copies. I don't normally work for Attorney K but since his secretary was out "sick" I am his official back up.
I noticed he was wearing a shirt with "Big Sewing Machine Company I Won't Name Due to Confidentiality Reasons" embroidered on the pocket.
Ends up he's been one of Big Sewing Machine Company's attorneys for nearly 20 years. He's toured their factories (all overseas) and told me how incredibly stringent they are with their quality control.
Now as you know, Dr. Mad Scientist and I (assuming he gets a job this fall) have agreed to buy each other big-ticket anniversary gifts for our 11th anniversary this December since we didn't do anything that special for our 10th anniversary due to his unemployment.
As a result, I've been eyeballing machines casually.
Big Name Sewing Machine Company is one of the brands I'm looking at.
When I mentioned this to Attorney K, he lit up and told me to forward the model number I was looking at and he'll let me know exactly where it's made and see if he can't pull a few strings with his Big Name Sewing Machine connections to get me a discount.
So who knows? Maybe when I finally get my dream machine that isn't a soul sucking piece of crap that destroys all fun in creating anything, I'll get a discount on it.
Certainly isn't anything to sneeze at!