for a fabulous surprise, my mom came over this morning for coffee (not unusual) and with her came a new sewing machine for me! (new to me at least). She had found it at a garage sale this fall for $15 and had it "overhauled" at one of the repair shops in Benson. Thus, unlike Cory who is much more industrious than I and repaired her machine in a feat of genius, I am able to start fumbling around and figuring out to sew immediately! (minus my work schedule :-). I am so happy. From now on you guys can all be anticipating sewn pot-holders and coasters and matching appliance cozies for your blenders and toasters and electric can openers as well as oven mits and christmas ornaments and... just kidding. It has however been my secret ambition to know how to sew by 30 - and now that is just a little more possible! yay.