Thursday, September 15, 2011
What's old is new again!
I have been busy lately. School has finally started, CCD has started this week, and I've been working hard with edits on my manuscript. I'm hoping to finish round one of edits by Halloween, but I doubt it because I promised my son that I would make his Halloween costume this year, so I need to set time aside for that. I have all the pieces cut out, now all I have to do is sew it together.
I haven't sewed in a few years so the excitement and the novelty is still new in me. I've sewn many things over the years, a costume for my oldest when he was a baby, pillows, purse, pocket book, a large window cushion, a dress and the usual hemmed clothes. Over the years I have lost time though. This year thanks to a friend of mine my interested has been found again.
You see I let a very good friend of mine borrow my machine, and by accident it has been destroyed. She thought it would be safe leaving it outside my cabin in a cooler, and it would have been if I had known she put it there so I could pick it up, but I didn't. It rained hard for two days. A few days later I found my sewing machine in six inches of water. I saw a few shades of red.
Have I forgiven my friend? Oh course, stuff happens, no one got hurt, we are still very close, and I still love her. It's an object, not a human, and yes she took me shopping and replaced my machine. Now I have a new sewing machine and I'm all excited to sew something, anything.
I sat down with my son and cut the pattern out with him for his costume then sat down and read all the sewing instructions again. Understanding what needed to be done and why came back to me like riding a bike. I can't wait to get started on the sewing now that everything is prepped.
It's a little like writing; when you walk away from a material you have worked so hard on you become numb to it, it isn't fresh and new anymore, but when you walk away and leave it for a while then come back the excitement is back, the novelty is new again and you can't wait to dig in and tackle the project.
Posted by Cynthia