Sunday, November 1, 2009

Farmer's Wife Chore #142

Halloween came and went. Halloween was on a Saturday. Tyler and I have not gone to a Halloween party for 4 years. I told Tyler we were going out. Bad idea.

This year I made Tyler's Halloween costume. I knew that Tyler wouldn't poo poo being Nacho Libre for Halloween so I decided a month ago that I would make this costume (being one of my new "wifely" duties). I needed to find some boots, women's underwear, cape, gold fringe, wig, mustache hair, and some extra material. For the past couple of weeks I have been searching, sewing, and dyeing things to put Ty's outfit together. It was all pretty easy until I had to channel my home-ec self and use my sewing machine.
I received my sewing machine as a gift a couple of years ago and have used it for numerous projects but haven't used it in the past year or so. I had a feeling that my machine wasn't going to agree it should work. Turns out I was right. Growing up, I feel like my mom was always swearing at her machine and I am pretty sure I did the same this week. Sometimes it was my fault but 85% of the time, the machine was the problem. In the end, the machine and I came to peace with each other and I finished everything but not after sewing, re sewing, petting and kicking my machine. It was a love/hate relationship.

I did it though and Tyler was a great Nacho. We encountered one other Nacho and Tyler was SO MUCH BETTER! (I was Encarnacion, Nacho's love in the movie)

The Machine: It is going to the doctor this week to get fixed. I diagnosed the problem (has to do with how the needle is sitting) so we'll see if it works better next time.




6 comments:

M.J. said...

I don't know much, if anything, about Nacho Libre (other than I might think they were nachos without cheese) but you do make an awfully cute Nun!

In your next life, perhaps you'll choose the convent --- you can garden and cook and meditate, all while being very penitant about the sewing machine swearing you've done in this life -- and you'd be the prettiest nun there !

While Tyler's outfit appears to be very well made, I continue to be more partial to the Heating Duct superhero outfit he was wearing in a previous post! Maybe next year...

Sierra said...

Oh dear god... :)

Emily Herold said...

yes!

RudyPants said...

Awesome!

The Momma said...

I *^&@% did not!

The Momma said...

I laugh everytime I look at your pictures...and I look at the pictures just to laugh.
Excellent action photography with the high leaping. I also like how many of your pictures are 'find the animal' puzzles. You do have very curious pets.