I’ve been working in Second Life for about 6 months now (give or take), saving my duckets for a rainy day. That rainy day has come. (It’s odd that I write this as metaphor – but it REALLY is raining outside.) I have cashed in some of my saved lindens to buy a real life, actual sewing machine!
Over the last few months, I’ve been taking lessons in exchange for free computer tech support. My sewing mentor is the mom of one of my friends, and it worked out perfectly. Next thing you know, I’ve got big plans for everything under the sun – but no sewing machine to call my own. After my last visit, I put my determined face on and placed a Craig’s List ad under WANTED! No happy-ending masseuse or serial killers need respond. EEP.
Within5 minutes, the fates or kismet or whatever you call it rang out to me! I had a reply right away, and she was selling her machine for the perfect asking price! Holy crap! I was so excited! You see, I wanted a very specific model. I wanted a 1950′s vintage Singer 401a, and I live in the sticks… so putting out the call was totally a crap shoot.
Of course, the next part of this is figuring how I am gonna get the money to pay for it. It’s not like I am wealthy in the slightest – but (dot-dot-dot) come to think of it (dot-dot-dot) I could cash out my lindens?! HAZAA! A moment of zen clarity. I am paying for this beautiful Singer sewing machine with the money I made from selling VIRTUAL clothing, so I can make REAL clothing.
wow. fucking amazing.
I just wanted to share the story with you, and if anyone wants to talk sewing or needs encouragement – give me a hollar. I got your back totes!