I was perusing the Target ad last Sunday when something caught my eye:
See what's in the bottom left cube?
Here's the original:
I don't know what's worse, that my possessions are becoming retro-cool, or that I still have them in the first place!
For the record (haha, see what I did there?), this is still full of my 45s, even though I have no way of playing them. This was part of my birthday present from when I turned 11. I received a record player, records, the "Platter-Pak" as it's noted on the back of the box, and apparently a pair of roller skates, which I'm only remembering because I can see them in the picture:
Me, my cousin Tara, friends Erin and Jenny examining the records.
Seeing these titles makes a lot of sense as to why I know all the words and sing along to them whenever they are played on the 70s station on satellite radio in my car - which Jeff does not appreciate, by the way. He isn't impressed with my taste in music. I say he's missing out on some good tunes!
I took a basic sewing class on Wednesday - it's not that I don't know how to sew, but I don't know exactly what I'm doing. Seventh grade Home Ec was a lot of years ago! There were only three of us in this class, so we had lots of one-on-one time with the instructor, who was really good. I feel like she gave us just enough information without overwhelming us. One thing we did was to get familiar with our sewing machines. I learned how to attach the buttonhole foot and make a buttonhole, which was probably more thrilling than it should have been, but hey - it's the little things, right? Here's my first buttonhole:
Seriously, I was amazed that I managed to make my machine do this!
At the end of the class, we whipped up these little tissue-pack holders:
I can't help but think that between sewing this, and being a knitter, I'm cementing my status as an old lady way before I'm actually old...
I'm hoping that by taking this class, I'll be less intimidated by my machine and will actually start sewing with it. I made two pillows over a year ago and haven't touched it since, which is silly. I'll have to go peruse patterns and get some inspiration to sew something - I'm not sure what I'll choose to make, but you can bet it will include a buttonhole!
I finished another sock - here's a sneak peek of the pair, complete with a Paco photo-bomb:
I think my dog is the Kim Kardashian of pets - always needing to be in selfies!
More on these socks soon - I have to run now. Have a great weekend!