Saturday, August 1, 2009

Repeating history

Two things I thought I would never do again... can green beans and sew clothes for myself.

But here I am... repeating history... and trying to remember, Was I this bad before? Was I less picky?

There are no answers to those questions. History is gracious enough to leave an indistinct footprint when it comes to trivial things.

When kids were underfoot at my house, the end of summer meant that hundreds of jars filled with beans, tomatoes, juices and relishes lined the pantry shelves. Last Wednesday, I canned 6 pints and wondered... Why am I doing this? The answer was quick - Because you just bought a pressure canner and you can't stop now!

As for sewing... purses are so easy. They don't have to fit!!! The blouse I made this week, has been redesigned, adjusted, ripped out, eased, and re-sewn. I think I like it. I'm not sure.

But, next week is another week, and I already have more fabric and there are more beans in the garden. So I'll do this all over again. Now that I have my feet wet, maybe I will enjoy the swim.

Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgement, and righteousness in the earth: For in these things I delight, saith the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23,24


Joel and Marcie Fenske said...

Only a REALLY good seamstress would dare to show something they made up that close. The stitching looks so perfect... good job!

cHim-prints said...

Easy for you to say! It took me almost an hour to find a spot with straight lines!

Anonymous said...

Is that the purse or shirt? LOVE, love, love the fabric and buttons!!! c. nottingham

Anonymous said...

Next time if the blouse doesn't quite fit, tending to be a bit roomy, may I have it? No need for you to do all that extra ripping stitches out, etc., when it would be so easy just to pass it on to me. You can then start over. Problem solved.

How DO you get your stitching to be so perfect? Mom