Thursday, September 15, 2011

The 'S' Word

There is always something exciting for me, about beginning a new venture.  I like the hint of risk and danger, the fact that I may succeed or fail.  Those who have been following for while, know that I love to try new things especially around the home.  There has always been one task that I have managed to avoid, and for good reason-sewing.   

Yes, that's right the 's' word.  

We have had the same lounge suite, since we have been married.  Previous to that it belonged to my parents, and so I figured out recently that it has to be at least 20 years old.  The leather on the seats has crazed and had worn through in some places.  Jack and Sam had made a new game out of picking little pieces of foam to throw at one another.  So in an effort to try and save our lounge for this next short season of our lives in Melbourne, I took on the challenge of sewing.  Today I began to make covers for the cushions on our lounge. 

 As you can see below, injuries did occur...(and required a new sewing machine needle).  The battle continued, and it was touch and go there for a while...

Until there was a breakthrough, which created this new stripey cover, putting an end to foam flicking fights.  There is now also the added bonus, of me feeling like I can invite visitors over, and offer them a reasonable seat.


And in the end, the machine and I have come to an understanding, a  kind of mutual respect: until the next time.

Ahh, the taste of victory is sweet!


OurGangof7 said...

Hi Nicole
I just discovered your blog and just had to say hi after reading about your little boy Sam. My firstborn son was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome back in 1994. Sadly he passed away when he was just 10 days old. His condition wasn't diagnosed until he was 4 days old, somehow it managed to get missed at our Ultrasounds :(

I look forward to exploring your blog further


Nicole Watson said...

Hi Colleen,

I am so sorry to hear about your precious little boy. Too many babies are afflicted with CHD today. The sooner it is cured the better. I am so glad you dropped by the blog. I look forward to reading your blog as well.


Heart n Soul said...

victory is indeed sweet ... good for you :)

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