Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tragedy strikes when you least expect

I was patching up dear Hornsby's dog bed this weekend with some old quilting calicos when the tension on my sewing machine went wonky. I've never had a problem before with my Brother ES2000. In fact, it's probably been the most reliable tool I've ever owned. And now, just a week until I must finish all of the eye pillows I planned to make for homemade spa gift baskets, my machine decides its had enough of being reliable.

But that's not all.

This past week we've been frantically looking for a house sitter so we could spend this weekend with my family and have a sort of early Christmas with them. No one is available to watch the house! No one! I can't believe that they wouldn't want to, because we pay in warm knitted things and giftcards and free dinners! Add to that an opportunity to lounge in our living room, watching our DVD collection and hanging out with all the animals? It's like taking a vacation, and yet no one can watch the house!!!

Perhaps, though, this is a blessing in disguise: I now have a couple more weeks to finish gifts for the folks I would have seen this weekend. Fire up the coffee pot!


MattJ said...

I'll come look after your house! I'll finally get my hands on those elusive carrot cake cookies!

Jo said...

I believe that those cookies have met the delicous fate of mandibular destruction. I'll see if I can't find some more to sit in our pantry until expiration.