"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

gratituesday : sewing machine

i'm SO SO SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO thankful for my sewing machine i got for christmas last year.  otter pop's mom gave it to me and she TOTALLY surprised me with it!  it is one of the greatest gifts i've ever received because it's so useful. 
i've never been taught how to sew... so i went through a period of sewing machine depression.  you know, having one, but not using it.  however, i was encouraged recently that i CAN do it.  and believe it or not, i really can.  my lines are getting straighter and my stitches are holding two pieces of fabric together nicely. 
not everything i make looks like it came from the store... but not all of it looks like it came from my sewing machine either.  so i'm enjoying it.
i don't like to place value in material possessions, but i am sure thankful for my sewing machine!

Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 


troybee said...

I am grateful for your posts.

Kimberly said...

This is so encouraging! I'll have to have you teach me the basics someday. I promise to pay you in cookies. ;)