Well it's cold and rainy here in California today, and honestly I am loving it. We just get soo little moisture anymore that you HAVE to rejoice when we do. I can't believe it's Thursday afternoon already. The time marches by faster and faster it seems. I have been busy sewing this week on the burp cloths. Truthfully I have made WAY more than enough, haha, but I am using left over fabric which is always nice to USE it for something, and it is soo much fun on top of it. I am combining applique and embroidery into them as well, which makes each one kind of unique and fun. And besides, most babies can always use LOTS of burp cloths. I have soo enjoyed making them, that I am kicking around the idea of selling some eventually....maybe. I am going to pray about that as I honestly don't want to take something on only to regret it. I have done some sewing for people in the past, and honestly, it never worked out really well. Soo "maybe" I should live and learn. I'd rather just give them away. But I guess I need to finish up what I have committed to making before I am giving things away, lol. I need to make my grand daughter Donatella a few little things for her birthday which is coming up in a week as well. Another little 5 year old which makes my heart happy.
I have wrestled with a few things this week which honestly might just be a good thing. It always makes me look closer to and lean in more on God. And depending on Him, trusting Him NO MATTER WHAT, is the only way to bring about that peace that only comes from Him. He is EVER faithful that's for sure. You'd think I'd remember that after all these years of being Christian, but He still has to remind me. How grateful I am that He loves me, is patient with me, and is always there to direct me. Sometimes I am overwhelmed with the degree of His love for us.
I have had a dilemma today that honestly I am not sure how it is going to work out. I have had a sewing cabinet (a really nice one) for 30 years now. It has several drawers in it which I use constantly, and a motor that raises the table up and down to put the machine either away or into a position to be used. I have had to raise and lower it a lot recently (it is usually just always up...I almost never actually put it away, lol) because I have to change the position of it in order to use my embroidery attachment, taking it on and off etc. Well, today, after taking off the embroidery attachment, I went to lower the machine back down when suddenly it made a VERY strange noise and fell almost to the floor. It wouldn't then go up or down, just made that weird noise. I am thinking the motor is gone. Thankfully I got my feet out of the way in time (proving I can still move when I have too, lol) and somehow or another managed to get the heavy thing unhooked and up onto the table in my kitchen so I could at least finish up what I was working on. HOWEVER, I do not want it there for permanently for a few reasons. It is uncomfortable sitting at that height to sew for one, and for another I use the table as my cutting area, and holding area, and ironing area. I can't add the actual sewing machine there without just flat out running out of room. I have my whole sewing mess in the middle of our everyday eating area as it is, and mess it most of the time. I don't want to take things up and down and put it away etc., when I use it everyday. It would be wonderful to have a sewing room, but hey, it is what it is. Soo of course one would think, time for a new cabinet, right? But they are HUNDREDS of dollars, and honestly just isn't in the budget right now. Sooo, here I am. Blogging when ordinarily I would be sewing and wondering what will happen. Maybe hubby can fix the whole thing....maybe I can rearrange things some and figure out what to do....maybe I can find a used one somewhere that will work well. In the scheme of things this isn't really a big dilemma as dilemmas go, but I think by now you all now how big I have sewing, lol.
Well I will end this all over the place post now by showing you a few pics. Hope you all have a wonderful week-end, and feel HIS joy and peace wherever you are at!
|BET YOU RECOGNIZE THIS FABRIC....LEFT OVER FROM ONE OF THE QUILTS...LOVE THE DESIGN I FOUND TO EMBROIDER|
|THIS ONE WAS TRICKY AS I HAD TO GET THE APPLIQUE ON AND THEN CENTER THE EMBROIDERY TO GO ON OVER IT...I ALMOST DIDN'T TRY IT, BUT IT WORKED OUT EASIER THAN I THOUGHT|
|THIS ONE IS MY PERSONAL FAVORITE. I AM HOPING TO DO THIS TO A ONESIE TOO|
|SOME LEFT OVER FROM SAM'S JAMMIES HERE|
|JUST HAD TO SHOW YOU A CLOSE UP OF THE DECORATIVE STITCH IN THE SHAPE OF A TRUCK. SOO MANY TO CHOSE FROM THAT I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO THINK OF WAYS TO USE, LOL|
I made a collage of all of them so you can have a quick reminder. Just as a sellers interest, which one or type is your favorite?
Just had to show you some pictures of Grandma's green eyed Luke. The ONLY ones out of 4 children, and ll grandchildren who got Grandma's green eyes. JD's are green, but a very light green, and Annabel's are hazel. This guy's might go hazel too. What do you think?
|THESE ARE THE COLOR OF MINE RIGHT NOW...HOW I MISS THIS LITTLE GUY!|