New (but still old) Pyrex
So today is my sewiversary… which has nothing to do with Pyrex, but hear me out. Five years ago today I received my sewing machine as a graduation present from my hubby and my mother in law. Back then I didn’t even know I wanted one. I kind of knew how to sew. I’d made pajama pants and a few baby blankets and that was it. While I was going to school I was working full time and I didn’t have time for anything. I got up at 4:30 and was at work at 5 am. I worked till 1pm, went home for lunch and then went to school till 6:30 or 7, came home and did my homework and was asleep within seconds of my head hitting the pillow. And the next day I did it all over again. I did that everyday I was in school for four years. And when I graduated I felt lost with all the extra time I had. Scott still had another year before he was done, so his schedule didn’t change, but mine had all these gillions of hours of free time. And though I’d like to say I started making things and turned into a creative machine that didn’t stop, I mostly came home from work and sat down on the couch and watched bad daytime TV and read magazines until dinner. ( It was three years before I picked up a real book to read. And I still prefer magazines because they are so visually appearling. That’s also Pinterest is so addicting for me!) After a few weeks I came out of my university coma and I slowly started to fill my life up with things that were important to me. But it took a while.
Anyway… this week has been kind of like the week after I graduated. Reading glossy magazines and watching (not as bad) TV. After I finished my big sewing project making eleven of these toy sacks, plus Creamie’s Easter dress, I needed a little break. So we’ll celebrate this sewiversary another day. I’m OK with moving celebrations around. Our anniversary is five days before Christmas. Which, when we were in school was a really convenient time to get married. And its’ a terrible time for an anniversary. So, whatever. Onto something else.
I told you I had a few new pieces of Pyrex to show you. I have amazing friends who know what I will like and when they see it they pick it up for me. My cute friend Betsy who lives in my neighborhood gave me the red one and the two small yellow ones. She brought two home from the mothership of all Goodwill thrift stores in Portland. And my amazing friend Danielle found the light yellow one in Texas and sent it to me. I love that color, it’s the perfect shade of butter.
I was going to take a new picture of my whole collection, but I didn’t have the room, nor the desire to make the room so I could do it. You see, my desk is a disaster. And I very much just shoved things out of the way for enough space to take this picture, and in the next two days that nice clean spot will be filled up with… well something. I really hope that this weekend I can spend some time in here getting things put away. It will never be a clean room…. but I want it to be more usable.
I’ll have a sewiversary party soon, hopefully with prizes and giveaways and stuff. But not this week. I’m still reading magazines and enjoying the little break.