Sunday, February 2, 2014

Going Stir Crazy

We've been spending a lot of time inside the house, due to the extremely cold weather.  The children have managed to accomplish quite a lot of school work.  They have also been doing craft projects, tumbling on the mat that they received for Christmas, playing various board games and having fun. 

Overall, the house has managed to be reasonably clean and we've been eating healthier foods.  I've even managed to get some exercising in this last month.  Mike has worked diligently keeping the snow out of the driveway (parking for 5 cars) and off of the sidewalks.  He has also almost completed the drywall work in the master bedroom.

I still haven't found the foot pedal for my sewing machine.  It's disheartening.  This is perfect weather for getting lots of sewing projects completed.  Almost all of the kids activities were cancelled last month and I haven't managed to get any of the necessary sewing done.  In desperation, I purchased dish towels, even though I had the material waiting for me to make them.  I hand sewed one of Steve's bedroom curtains, but the material is so heavy, and my skin so dry, that my fingers were bleeding.  His second curtain is but out and pinned, but awaiting stitching. 

I even resorted to bribery.  I've offered a fairly substantial reward to any of the children who locate my stupid sewing foot pedal.  It's here somewhere.  I saw it twice before Christmas, so it did make the move to this house.  The younger girls and I are going to make a concerted effort to find it this week.  If we can't, I'm going to price a replacement.  I know that it will be extremely expensive and hate the thought of spending money on an item simply because it's misplaced, but there are many projects that need to be completed. 


Barb the Evil Genius said...

Oh Karen, I hope you find it. I don't know what I would do if really wanted to sew and couldn't.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I don't know what kind of machine you have, but I just checked ebay, and there are many foot pedals only for sale there, some for as low as $10 or $15. Hopefully you'll find yours, though.

Karen said...

The sewing machine is a Pfaff. The Pfaff site listed replacement foot pedals for $150. Yikes! Thanks for the ebay suggestion. I'll check there now.