conspiracy theory

Peter has been harassing me for some time about making some cushions and such for his boat. I try to tell him that my sewing machines aren’t equipped for that kind of project, and then Carolyn sends this!

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I wonder if the two of them are in cahoots.

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11 Responses to conspiracy theory

  1. Krista says:

    Yeah, I don’t want to add to their case, but I’ve got a friend who does lots of sailing in her retirement, and she makes all sorts of things for the boat. Should I just keep my big mouth shut about this?

  2. Jenny says:

    Hmmm…glad the husband doesn’t read over my shoulder, or he’d be having me update his brother’s boat stuff! Just sounds big and bulky and hard to maneuver! Good Luck with that!!

  3. Patti says:

    We’ve had boats for more than 20 yrs., 34″ motor yacht currently, and my husband had similar dreams. We have another of her books and a couple others about boat interiors. I told him I would show him how to use the sewing machine. No way would I do canvas; leave it to the pros. I’ve seen one too many bad homemade jobs. We refurbished the interior a year ago. Hired that out, too. I did make nice pillows and a comforter cover for the berth. Cushions I would be willing to make and would use a heavy,tightly woven fabric treated with stain blocker. I would make my own piping out of same fabric, probably contrasting.

  4. Mary says:

    Don’t do it! I’m here to tell ya, if your machine is not Heavy Duty you will be taking it in to be serviced about half way thru the job. It is awkward to handle the large pieces, but it’s the machine that will cause problems. I used Sunbrella, which isn’t all that thick, but still too much for my regular machine. If he wants you to make cushions that badly, tell him you need a heavy duty machine first. You’ll use it for a thousand other projects, I promise ;-)

  5. Stella says:

    Yes, guys don’t understand the difference. My boy used to sew race car canopies made out of sail cloth at his job, but when he tried to sew a wheelchair rain cover on a White home sewing machine, it was very frustrating. We tried my New Home/Janome, and it was easier, but still not that great. Don’t get frustrated! Maybe you can find a Juki on eBay!

  6. carolyn says:

    Me & Pete = PsIC! :)

  7. Jane says:

    Thanks for your comment & good wishes for my foot. I hope it’s taking notice of the comments!

  8. beth says:

    Find a 13yr old. gullible sewer and pay her 35 bucks! That was me 32 years ago. I recovered a family friend’ boat seat covers with a heavy cotton using a Singer Featherlite. Today….no way! Well, maybe…! Gullible then, gullible now. ;)

  9. Sharlene says:

    Sounds like a good reason to convice him he has to buy you the correct kind of sewing machine! :)

  10. maia says:

    Ha! Sounds like he needs to buy you a top of the line upholstery sewing machine :) My sis bought one, as she frequently makes slip covers for her furniture, and is delighted with her purchase.

  11. Julia says:

    I like your Super Eggplant labels! Where did you have them made?

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