Today we had to go to Chambersburg. Even though my husband was driving, I face that section of RT 81 with fear and trembling. (I know I'm not the only one who feels that way!) But it was a breeze today. I took my little Janome Sew Mini, hooked it up to the inverter, plugged it into the cigarette lighter, and sewed the whole way! I put the sewing machine on a tray on my lap. Of course that machine is slow, but I didn't care -- it was better than watching those trucks and crazy drivers who like to get a bit too up close and personal for my taste!
Art loved it because I wasn't screaming my head off, or loudly sucking in my breath each time another driver whipped in front of us, or roared up behind us riding our bumper. I got 11 draw string bags finished!!! (All but the drawstrings because I didn't want to fuss with all that ribbon all over the car). Art thought it was a blast, too, and at one point looked over and said, "You're running out of thread." Now isn't that the best husband in the world! He acted like it was the most natural thing in the world for his wife to sit happily beside him, sewing on her machine, while the traffic roared by, as he fought the asphalt dragons! I highly recommend sewing in the car -- it completely eliminates the "side seat driver" routine. I didn't even miss it that I didn't have breaks on the passenger side of the car!! (Are you laughing!!!)
The only thing that would have made it better was if my little Sew Mini was pink. Or maybe a Princess model will come out one day . . .
Happy Mother's Day to you all!!
A mother holds her children's hands for just a little while . . . their hearts forever.