Hey y’all – I came up with a great scheme to get the Coach to write another post. I asked for a post for Valentine’s Day! Genius, right? I mean, how could he say no to that? EXCEPT – he said that he’d only write it if I wrote the other half.
So, just because I LOVE my readers, I’ve not only foregone any other Valentine’s day gifts, I am writing half of this post. For your reading ease, I (Melissa) will be writing in italics and the Coach will get the plain text.
Since I agreed to write half of this post, we tossed ideas back and forth and all my ideas kept getting shot down. And finally I pointed out how if my imaginary sewing boyfriend, aka Handmade Ryan Gosling, was REAL, I wouldn’t have to come up with the ideas. To which the Coach responded, “Perfect. Your BOYFRIEND can write the post. I’ll get ready for the Superbowl.” After I gave him an exasperated look, he explained that he meant that we should make fun of the Ryan Gosling memes. So, without further ado, we present
How to Make Your Sewist Feel Like She’s with Ryan Gosling for Valentine’s Day
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Coach: No man has ever uttered these words. I have stepped, sat and laid on pins, and I would never say it was my fault. So get her a magnetic pin dish. She’ll probably think this one is pretty, but if she’s pin crazy give her an industrial strength automotive version (affiliate link). Or if you really need the brownie points, you can make one out of an antique-y dish thing.
Melissa: I actually think a handmade pin dish would be a swoonworthy gift. Especially from a vintage dish!
Coach: Of course she would. Anything to get me wandering around the antique store like I’m lost.
Coach: We may be well beyond our honeymoon, but my dear loves to travel. However, Joann’s is twenty minutes away and they don’t make me take my shoes off and have a passport to enter.
Melissa: In a lottery winning world…
Coach: I also call bs on the pictures of this guy. If I go more than 15 minutes without shaving, I get a lecture on how my stubble is ripping the skin off her face…
Coach: Yeah, right. Have you read my Guy’s Fabric Shopping Survival Guide? Maybe you can give her a gift certificate and offer to watch the kids. She wins, you sorta win, and no one is that schmuck in the picture.
Melissa: My sweetie knows me well. Fabric shopping without him or kids sounds like fun! And this is much more realistic than a Japan fabric shopping vacation.
Coach: In case you’re the idiot who didn’t know the difference, a new sharp and shiny pair of fabric scissors like this (affiliate link) will help get you back on her good side.
Melissa: I’ve never said no to a sharp pair of scissors.
Coach: Now this is a project I could get behind. This one looks sturdy and like it has plenty of room.
Melissa: Of course this is his favorite…
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. You two crack me up!! You are like Bogie and Bacall, Tracy and Hepburn, Beyoncé and JayZ, Kim and Kanye, Lucy and Desi!!! Wait you are the NEW POWER COUPLE! Coach and Melly #sewistpowercouple, #weneedavideo, #youneedanagent, #callme
Coach – those table plans will only put you out $15, so you’d better get busy! I have a feeling like you’re in a bit of hot water after this post…maybe you’d better smile when you step on the next pin!
Too funny! I loved everything he said!
This post should come with a warning to not open/read while you’re at work. I had tears streaming down my face from laughing so hard. TEARS!
I LOVED this! My hubby can relate to the pin issue also…I swear no matter how hard I try those buggers can end up anywhere!
Finanaly, the COACH is back! The best! Can we discuss super bowl attire one can make for their man???
Melly , YOU and COACH have done it AGAIN!!!Thanks “SEW” much for this HILARIOUS posts!!
Ja ja ja ja, LOVE all of them, you two are great. I laugh my heart out with the pins one, but I specially like the one with the scissors, one for paper, one for fabric.
OMG…. BEST. POST. EVER!!!!!!!!
Best “Coach”-included post ever. I still love the wrap skirt post best for sewing. 🙂
This made me laugh really, really hard! Reminded me of my poor hubs, who appreciates my crafting skill (as he’s a craftsman, as well), but certainly struggles with some the particulars of its effects on our home/life. You guys just managed to capture that struggle perfectly!!!
YOU MADE MY DAY…here’s one…
you know i was thinking… you’ve had that pattern cut and sitting on your craft table for over a week, how about we send the kids to my moms, spend the evening, just us! a good bottle of wine, and I stand in and help you pin it, and size it? we can pull an all nighter if need be