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Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Thursday, August 28, 2008
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... which falls in a flood of frustration ....
This is based in part on the jumper I made in Home-Ec. The darts WERE all crooked and the front was longer than the back. Teacher gave me a C- for effort, when I really deserved an F. Guess she knew I worked hard ... my grandmother was a wonderful seamstress. Too bad I didn't inherit her talent! =]
Of COURSE you knew I'd put a StormSpin on things. LOL
Image (c) 2007, Karla Dorman
... zigzag stitching around the
eyewall unravels with a
giggle of thunder. The clouds
unleash their stuffing which falls
in a flood of frustration.
Scissors of wind snip away
at my nerves as fast as I
sew them up: what a mess. Spent
the last six weeks on it. Can't
say I haven't tried: but the
beams are all crooked! The front
of the house is longer than
the back (that was the hard part).
Home-Ec teacher's going to
be mad: this looks nothing at
all like the McCall's pattern ....
(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (8/28)
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|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Very creative touch coming from a very active mind, write on....
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Karla, I have a hunch that you sew (as you write) to
a different drummer. -gene.
|Reviewed by Linda Law
|Oh my... memories came flooding (not thundering or stormin') to my own Home Ec days... cheez... the dumb "Egg Apron"... had to have mom sew it..looked wonderful..then I got a D...barely passed! and mom had a hissy fit..."how dare Ms G give HER SEWING a D!"... well...Ms.G said she KNEW I didn't sew it...:-)) and when I asked WHY the D? She smiled and said..."Your mom may sew well, but she don't know nuttin' about "eggs"....the pocket was too smooth, too flat...and eggs would have smushed!!!!! so much for cheating...duh.. I was famous for not being very home Ec anyway... :-)) great writing Karla... so cute and brought back memories... lindalaw|
|Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
|Karla, you're quite a gal! Cute poem. Love Holly|
|Reviewed by Bonnie May
|Keep sewing Karla for you do so well, it will fit someone. Great write. Love, Bonnie|
|Reviewed by Charlie
|...oh, well. That McCall could never get things just right anyhow. I'm sure your rendition, Stormspinner, was MUCH more creative. :) --Charlie|
|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|You made me smile, Karla... I loved your story of the jumper as the review on my last Ogress poem too... Made me laugh and laugh!!
Love the imagery in the first two stanzas of this...
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Enjoyable reading and write
Thank you Karla
Peace & love be with you
|Reviewed by Bernice Angoh
|You put a smile on my face dear. Thank you so much for your thoughts and concern. lotsa' love, B|
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
This takes me back to when I made a skirt in Home Ec. Oh my, I am not a seamstress and had a HARD time with that skirt. To this day I don't care for sewing! Enjoyed this , Karla!
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Karla, this made me smile. It made me remember my high school home ec project. We all had to make a simple, sleeveless dress. My mother bought me the most beautiful material. You should have seen it when I was finished! I can't even begin to describe the disaster it turned out to be! Thanks for bringing back a long forgotten memory!|
|Reviewed by Rebecca Russell
|It sounds as if you and I were spun from the same Home Ec cloth. I was the bane of my teacher's existence. Completely inept as a seamstress! Fortunately I excelled at cookie making and that saved my grade.|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|I like this one and it does bring back memories of seeing my sisters with Mom sittin at the kitchen table with her old Singer, also of my first project in metal shop (a dust pan that looked like some kind of murder implement). But you know what, the kids today are missing the chance to learn a lot of the skills that came out of those classes. They taught a lot of the basic life skills, if you chose to go further it was then up to you. Anyway another great one Karla that I am sure awoke a lot of memories in people our age.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Hell, I can't even sew on a button, fortunately Rene is very handy in that direction owning a few different sewing machines and such...e|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
This is brilliant! So you can't sew material or build a house; you sure can sew up a poem that brings a combination of humor, nostalgia, frustration and your unique StormSpin on things. Very well penned/imaged; brava!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
3:47 p.m. in the piccy?? Looks like the middle of the night!! WOW!!
|Reviewed by Denise Edwards
|Lol! Not everyone is inclined to sew. You made this a real live story that I can see you frustrated and struggling to get that done! Love it!, Karla!
Hugs~~your Texas friend
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Sounds like you and I are in the same terms with Home EC LOL, I sewed my finger in the machines, and sewed the legs together on the shorts, not my class LOL, Nonna taught me to sew with a needle and thread but never on a machine
In Christs Love