Tag Archives: Janome

The Messier Side of Me

There are two places where it’s messier than the rest of my home. I am definite if you could have a look you would be appalled at the sight. One is my wardrobe and the other is my sewing room.

My wardrobe becomes messy when I am running short of time; I am searching for an item, and it can’t be found. I am right in assuming it doesn’t want to be found. I keep on pulling things left and right. In the end, I have only myself to blame for the mess I have created. And then it takes time to sort it out again.

Unlike me, my (late) husband’s wardrobe was very organized. Every item had its designated place, and it lay there in military precision. And I am certain they would have got up by themselves, and marched over to you, if you wanted them. They shouted at you in silent harmony, “I am here…..I am here”.

My sewing room has my Janome sewing machine, knitting machine, books and magazines. It also has my unfinished projects in baskets. Threads and wools for embroidery jam the drawers. More often than not I forget to close the windows after opening them for a breath of fresh air. The result is having tons of dust as well.

When there are guests I keep the door to my sewing room tightly closed, so that they won’t come to know my messier room. Why? I want them to remain impressed with the rest of my home.

Sweeping Motions

What’s messier right now — your bedroom or your computer’s desktop (or your favorite device’s home screen)? Tell us how and why it got to that state.

Anti-Bucket List

Kick the Bucket
by Ben Huberman
What are the top items on your anti-bucket list — those things you never, ever want to do, places you never want to visit, books you never want to read, etc.?

My anti-bucket list is:
Going to Mars.
Learning Persian.
Leaving food on my plate.

I don’t think I would ever want to go to Mars. Now, who in their right minds would like to go to a dead planet? Certainly not me! I do hope my children have no intentions of going off to Mars, otherwise I will have to take it off my anti-bucket list.

There was a time I wanted to learn Farsi (Persian language). My sewing machine Janome’s instructions book was in Farsi. I wanted to find out what was written. I am still using Janome minus learning Farsi.

The second reason for learning was (which was the main reason), when someone is speaking it, it sounds like music. Many in the households I knew spoke it. To this end I got a book. Much to my chagrin I found out that the author thought it necessary to introduce beginners to insulting words like calling someone donkey, stupid, and so on. 😱

My objective failed, and I gave up.😞

I never leave food on my plate. I always take portions I intend to eat.

How can one waste food is beyond me. It isn’t that I have come from a famine area, or had to face shortage of food. I always feel thankful to God, when I sit down to have my meals. I think of those who go hungry, and are without food. At moments like those I feel immense gratitude to God, and say, “Shukr-Alhumdullilah” (thanks, and all praise to God).