My Sassy Man and My Sewing Obsession Part II

I just asked Mark what he was going to do about his honey’s dinner.  I was hoping he had a quick solution that would mean I didn’t have to figure out what to cook tonight.  He said he was going to pray about it.  I started laughing.  Then he said he was going to meditate about it.  We both started laughing.  Then he said he was going to ask his Spirit Guides about it.  At this point I asked, “Are you mocking me?”  He said he wasn’t at first, but now he was.  So, he continued, “Then I’ll write a blog about it.  Then I’ll call my mom and talk with her about it.”  I said, “You are one sassy man!”  Can you believe that?!  He is so funny.

Last night, I had a great time making dinner for myself.  I made an impromptu tomato soup, making up my own recipe, which turned out much better (I’m thrilled to say) than my vegan brownie experiment.  I played some tango music and had a good ol’ time.

In other news, I ordered my sewing machine the other day!  I’m so so excited.  I took the past two days “off” and have been spending hours upon hours looking at patterns online and figuring out which ones I would like.  I’ve even started a file to write the numbers down and notes from the reviews I’ve read.  “Reviews?” you ask?  Yes!  I found a pattern review website (which I’ve also spent hours upon hours on) where people post their experiences and photos of what they sewed.  It’s so cool!  I feel like I know these people – and not from the we’re-all-one-energy sense.  I mean, I feel like these are my girlfriends now.  Sewing buddies.  I can’t wait to start on a project and post a review.  Some people post their works-in-progress, and I kinda want to post some just because I’ve bought the pattern.  Which, by the way, I have!  I bought three patterns in the past 2 days because my local big box (it’s a sewing-person’s term – ha! I’m a groupie!) sewing store was having a big sale just in time for my obsession to emerge.  They’re having another sale next week – 99 cent Butterick patterns.  Oh, yeah, people, this is BIG news.

The other super cool thing?  A couple of years ago I decided I wanted to make a quilt.  I was going to do it all by hand (HA!HA!HA!).  I asked the Universe for some help because I didn’t have any fabric, and I needed a lot.  I didn’t want just any fabric.  I wanted the super nice, great-quality quilting fabric.  I was driving along one day and saw a big sign that a quilting shop I didn’t even know existed (even though I must have driven by it at least a million times) was going out of business.  The lady who owned it was going to do something different, exploring different passions and interests and trying something new.  “More power to ya,” I thought, gasping at the gorgeous fabrics that were all 50% off.  Let me clarify – they were 50% off the already discounted price!!!  I can barely type right now, I’m so thrilled just thinking about it.  This is what can happen when you listen to your intuition!!!!!  Anyhoo, so I grab a basket and pile it full with fat quarters (already cut pieces of fabric for quilting).  I mean, FULL!  When I got home, I counted over 200 fat quarters.  AH HAhahahhaah!  (that’s hysterical laughter, in case you couldn’t figure it out).  Guess how much I paid for it?  Keep in mind, this fabric usually goes for $8-$12 per yard, and I bought about 50 yards of fabric.  Please humor me and guess a number in your mind.  Okay, are you ready for the reveal?  Normally, this much fabric would have cost me $400-$600.  I paid just over $100 for it.  I think it was $106 or something like that.  HOLY COW!  Can you believe it?  Picture me taking a bow right now.  Thank you, thank you (applause, bow, more applause).  I know, I’m a great manifester.

Guess what else?! Guess what else?!  I found the pattern I’m 85% sure I’m going to use to make my wedding dress!  Yes, me, a beginnerish sewer is going to make my wedding dress.  However, it’s not the long silky white dress you might be picturing.  I’m not very traditional – you may have noticed :).  I can’t post it yet or say anything about it, because only one other person knows, and that’s my mom.  So you and my mom.  Shhh!  It’s a secret.  Okay, well I told my honey I found it, but he doesn’t know what it looks like.  I couldn’t help myself, I was so excited!!!  I saw it and cried a little.  Awww 🙂  So when I said my honey was mocking me at the beginning, he was right on.  I first prayed about finding the perfect dress.  I pictured it in my mind during meditation.  I talked with my Spirit Guides about it.  I found it.  I called my mom.  I blogged about it.  HA!  My honey really knows my routine.

I took the past two days off from doing any sort of “work”.  It’s hard to call it work because I love what I do so much.  However, the one downside to working from home is that I work a lot.  That is compounded with the fact that I’m somewhat of a workaholic.  Actually, I just get so focused and excited about what I’m doing that the rest of the world shuts off.  I only realize the passage of time when I realize I’m starving.  Anyhoo, so at first I was feeling bad for resting.  I didn’t know if I was resting or just procrastinating.  However, I had a dream last night that cleared things up for me.  I’ve been recording my dreams for the past several days because I’ve been getting such great insight from them.

Okay, that’s the latest from Melanie’s world.  I hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for reading.


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