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New (but still old) Pyrex

April 28, 2011

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.

New Pyrex

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.

the anti photograph

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.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2011 3:23 pm

    I love that zoomed out picture! Thanks for sharing your story.

  2. Susan Twilley permalink
    April 28, 2011 4:19 pm

    WHAT is that adorable rainbow of spools in the back?!?! Ribbon? Tape? Oooo, how I love stuff in every color.

  3. April 28, 2011 5:32 pm

    Of all my thrifting, I’m so amazed that the only piece of pyrex I’ve found EVER was the one I sent you. I might have to move to a state with better thrifting opportunities.

  4. April 28, 2011 5:54 pm

    I am laughing so hard…that is exactly what the area looks like where I take my pictures! Oh, and excellent pyrex!

  5. April 28, 2011 6:26 pm

    Glad to hear I wasn’t the only one watching terrible daytime tv back then. Jeopardy, Family Feud and Matlock were my favorites. 🙂 Thank heavens for Netflix these days, right?

    I love your space, even if it is a mess. The color is perfect, so calming. And if I ever get brave enough, I’ll head to the goodwill down the street here. I’ve never been to a goodwill before. Maybe they’ll have some good finds though… we’ll see.

  6. April 28, 2011 6:26 pm

    (PS I don’t actually think your space is a mess, but it is nice to see that you just shoved everything out of the way for the pictures. My space is already a mess. Oh well.)

  7. April 28, 2011 7:37 pm

    I’m loving that second picture! Nice to know I’m not the only one… 🙂

  8. April 28, 2011 7:50 pm

    Happy Sewiversary!!!

  9. Kim permalink
    April 28, 2011 7:56 pm

    I have seen so many people picking up Pinterest and I am so tempted, but I don’t have room in my life for another addiction, so I might have to wait a while. But I was looking at your’s today and was tempted. I love how you have your’s all organized. And Happy Sewiversary!!

  10. April 29, 2011 9:52 am

    Happy Sewiversary! I’m glad you “celebrated” with a well deserved break. 🙂

  11. April 29, 2011 10:19 pm

    I am in awe of people that can go to school and work FT. Now I know how it’s done! That made me tired, just reading about it. Happy sewiversary. I liked reading how it all began for you.

  12. April 30, 2011 9:45 am

    Happy Sewaversary!

  13. Laurel permalink
    May 2, 2011 6:41 am

    I love the butter cream yellow dish. The red with wheat is perfect for fall!

    Hmmm, pyrex. It’s lovely.


  14. May 3, 2011 7:58 am


    A creative mess is better than tidy idleness.

    xo -El

  15. Carol Salter permalink
    May 14, 2011 1:04 pm

    I would love to see what your Pinterest boards would look like. Have you considered creating on Pinterest. A lot of us pin your wonderful, fun ideas onto our boards. I hope it draws more to your blog. I can’t imagine how beautiful your boards would be!!

    This is my Pinterest account.

    Let me know if you would like an invitation to the site…members can send immediate invites.

    Love your pyrex bowls. We forget to take photos of so many things in our lives…and then they go away.

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