Thursday, March 29, 2007

Dear Martha

Dear Martha,
I had high hopes for this project, but you have failed me once again. The first time, it was the Buttercream Icing for Isaiah's birthday cake. Now it is those little pipecleaner baskets in your latest MSL edition. I had visions of cadbury mini eggs filling six, one for each of my Easter guests. I even found pipecleaners already in the right colors, because Lord knows I wasn't going to dye any. I sat down last night, excited about my Easter project, and read the directions ever so carefully. I cut and weaved and was extremely disappointed. Unhappy with this, I thought I'd opt for the larger basket version. Martha, how many times will I have to do this project in order to get a perfectly woven and symmetrical basket? Did you have your worker bees making hundreds of these, just to photograph one for your magazine? Chances are, you didn't even make one yourself. No, I will not admit defeat, and I will carry on with this project. I will make more, because that after all, is the Martha way. My guests will have their own baskets of goodies on Easter, even if my fingers are worn from weaving those baskets. And I will make those bunny eggs, too. See my devotion, Martha? You should hire me. Seriously.

Sincerely yours,

Katie

I know some of you also had issues with this project. Anyone else come out with perfect ones? I must say the larger one came out better, but it's still lopsided. It'll probably be tonight's project during Ugly Betty and Grey's Anatomy.

I was hoping to do some sewing last night, but somehow I have misplaced my zipper foot. Hmm... could it be in one of our 10 unpacked boxes!?!? By the way, thanks for your comments yesterday, allowing me to not feel so guilty about those boxes still being there! Lucky for me, hubby has the entire week of next week for Spring Break! He has no idea what's in store for him (unless of course he's reading this, love you babe!).
Oh, and does anyone else dislike Sanjaya still being on American Idol as much as I do??? It drives me nuts!!!!!!!!!!!

11 comments:

Anina said...

I love your little baskets! Handmade with Love is better than perfect any day.
And, yes, I think the AI thing is very unfair!

Karyn said...

You are too funny!!! I have loaned out my copy of the most recent MS magazine so I don't know what the baskets are supposed to look like, but yours are cute!!!

lera said...

your baskets are cute. you should consider sending your letter to MS. what a hoot!

Mary said...

I think they are super cute! What kind of sewing machine do you have? I may have an extra Brother zipper foot I can send you.

Bee said...

HI Swap partner :) Nice to meet you and visit your blog. I've also noticed a few other people having trouble with those baskets. Yours look cute to me!

Heidi said...

Oh no! I have yet to attempt my baskets and I'm getting a little worried. I'm still going to try them, I'll just lower my expectations, LOL!

Jess said...

I think your baskets are super-cute! What's wrong with them?

Artsy Momma said...

The whole Sanjaya thing is driving me insane! Seriously if he makes it to the top three I am boycotting the show that day forward.

LeeAnn said...

Awww... I hate it when things don't work out the way you want them. My big beef with Martha (other than her condencending tone) is how inadequate she looks working with crafts on her TV show. But I love the magazine, which I am pretty sure just has her name affixed to it.

kirsten said...

ha! i'm sure we could all have written letters to her at some point over the last few years! :)

Sarah and Jack said...

LOL your letter cracks me up! My problem wasn't the symmetry, but, I didn't do mine on a styrofoam egg like they suggested either, I just was winging it.