The last time I won something was in 1991. Yup, sixteen years ago. A couple of college freinds and I had volunteered to serve food at a church dinner. We all had been entered to win a door prize even though we spent most of the evening in the kitchen chatting, laughing, and washing dishes. I won a door prize: a big, yellow flashlight. I really liked my yellow flashlight. When my roommate and I would go for late-night power walks, I’d take my flashlight and shine it into the trees. It made me feel safe to see the tree trunks in the glow of the beam of my happy yellow flashlight. At least I knew no one was hiding in the shadows. I know, I know, what were we thinking walking late at night? I would never do that now.
Well with all the free drawings and giveaways in blogland, you’d think my chances of winning something, anything, would be pretty high, but NOT SO. Until now, that is. The lovely Monica Happy Zombie randomly selected me. ME. To receive a bundle of fabric in honer of her Zombiversary.
Isn’t it zombeautiful? Thank you Monica! I can no longer say I never win anything. I am now a winner. Me = winner. Not just any winner, but a zombiwinner. Now what else can I enter?
In spite of my fear of sewing clothing, I started sewing Amy Butler’s layered skirt from her Barcelona Skirts pattern. I decided to ignore the urge to adapt anything and do everything exactly as the pattern says. But then I ran into a problem. The instructions say to use an invisible zipper foot. Hmmm. I have a zipper foot, but not an invisible zipper foot. An invisible zipper foot for my machine would probably set me back $30-40 and I just don’t plan on using invisible zippers that much. SO – wish me luck – I’m going to just use the foot I have, while at the same time facing my zipper phobia. An no matter how. this. skirt. turns. out. I’m wearing it to church on Sunday.