Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Sewing Scenes: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I love getting e-mails from readers with suggestions for my Sewing Scene series (hint, hint). This one's from Jenny of Chronically Uncool, who's a very cool lady, despite her blog name. I know because I got to meet her in Nashville!
And how timely is this one? It's very easy for me to get into the Grinch spirit this time of year. My office is in Rockefeller Center, a cesspool of noisy, crowded holiday cheer. It's just uncalled for, readers. So I spend a lot of time trying to avoid holiday happenings, rather than enjoying them. And it seems the Grinch and I have even more in common than I remembered: he was apparently quite the sewing enthusiast.
This is another one of those scenes that has apparently been lodged in the recesses of my memory all these years. I now remember especially liking the part where the Grinch trims the hat in white fur (what a master of embellishment he is!).
And poor Max the Rein-Dog! He's a good reminder to keep your pets' limbs out of the way of the sewing machine needle. Though I do think he's onto something with his canine-powered sewing machine. If only I knew a guy with a treadle machine and a couple chihuahuas who could try that out . . .
Enjoy, and I'll be back tomorrow with a new Sew-Along post!