I bought my very first sewing machine on Sunday. It's the one crafty thing I've never learned how to do, since putting a needle through my thumb as a little girl scared me off of it... it's a used Pfaff hobby 1040 and the manual's on order since they didn't get it in with the machine.
It may have taken me three days, but I just figured out what the dials do. Ha! I even managed to sew in a straight line. I'm so proud of myself that I feel silly about it!
I feel almost prouder over figuring this darn thing out than I did when I finished my first shaped knitted sweater back in middle school.
Yaaay me. Maybe I'll someday even be talented enough to post something here - you people are all so talented and crafty that it makes me sick sometimes!