Growing up I remember my dad always complaining about having to fix the cars and fix this and that around the house. But at the same time I remember him enjoying that he could and that he knew how. As I grew older, I came to the understanding that my dad's cursing as he fixed the car or leaky sink were not so much because he didn't want to do the task, but because he didn't have the proper tools with which to complete the job. And that my friends makes the best of us want to curse.
I have come to the conclusion that I know just how he felt. I love to sew. As a matter of fact, I just bought a bunch of new fabric that I planned to use for my various projects. As I started working on my project, my exorbitantly old sewing machine started having more and more and more issues. I just couldn't take it anymore. I have finally got it to the point where I just NEED a new one. So I have been in search of a new machine.
As a result of my frustration with my machine and search for a new one, I informed Jason that I was adding a sewing machine to my Christmas list. He informed me that it is August and I can't have a Christmas list in August. You're kidding me right? So I explained to him that I have a Christmas list year round. And it isn't so much that I am really keeping a list of things I would realistically expect to get, but just a list of "stuff" I would like to have. 99% of them I know that I will never get.
So if you ever wondered what makes it to my year round Christmas list, enjoy. This is the short version, unfortunately. (And ok, so if you can't guess what I'm really into right now, your crazy).
A Sewing Machine: I'm torn between a Janome, Singer Curvy and a Babylock.
This Food Processor
A Kitchenaid 6 qt. Pro. Mixer and yes I know I have a Kitchenaid already. I just want an upgrade. Remember this is my never expect to get Christmas list.
A Deep Fryer... something like this.
A dutch oven- not the camping kind though.
A SWEET Knife
Both of these Tart pans are calling to me. (I've been borrowing a friend's for a while and have to give it back and I want to cry. In case you were wondering...)
Herb Cutter- these rock
I need these bowls wicked awful bad.
I really want a wheat grinder too.
I really really really want subscriptions to Bon Appetit and Gourmet. Really I'm dying for them. (The real crime in this is that I have never had a subscription to any magazine other than the Ensign).