The adventure is going to have to be put on hold for a bit.
I found a sewing machine on Freecycle that I wanted. But after much consideration and smart opinions by my two voices of reason - we realized it is probably too old and too big for me to learn on. I was a bit bummed but it probably is smarter for me to wait and get a better machine from the beginning. But after having thought all day about making stuff like this, I really want to get a machine now!
Today is grocery shopping day. Its raining, dark and muggy. I think I can cut down to only three stores today but still - running in and out of three stores with kids, bags and umbrella is just not that fun. Hopefully the weather clears soon.