Monday, April 09, 2007

Investments

Fabric, pins, pattern pieces, and thread. Its times like these that I thank God for my wonderful Mommy and grandmas! How many hours they spent guiding my young hands to cut the fabric 'just so' and lovingly showing me yet another seam to rip out and try 'one more time'! Often their patience was far greater than my own!

These memories made me smile this past week as I worked to sew new singing dresses for my sisters -- on the most challenging fabric I've yet encountered. With my seam-ripper kept close at hand, I was very grateful to complete the final seam.

And after noticing how tall and 'grown up' our little girls are becoming, I think next time I'll choose an easier project and invite them to help. I'm sure as I do, I'll have even greater appreciation for those who invested in me! [smile] Ah, the joys of learning!

16 comments:

Kris said...

The dresses look really nice, we could never do that, although it would be fun to learn. It takes a lot of patience and time-things that we don't have an abundance of:)
Kris Wolf and Amanda Rothschiller

Rachel said...

Hi girls! Great to hear from both of you! And I'm sure you would make super seamstresses if time wasn't the factor (finishing HS is a big project). Hey, I know! We could make sewing the next 'camp craft course'! jk [smile] Looking forward to June! Keep your eyes on Jesus! (((hugs)))

Goldfish said...

Oooo, I can hardly wait to see those outfits in person! ;) I've been crocheting this weekend, but I must admit it is nice to be able to unravel it! :D Just two more months until camp! Yippeeeeee!!!! :D

Kori said...

Pretty! I really like the texture and colors of the fabric .They are such cute dresses! You're so talented, Rachel! :)

rehm family said...

Ah, those are SO neat! Way to persevere, Rachel!! Can't wait to see them in person some time! :) Rejoicing with you in the Lord's provision and goodness!

We love you,
The Rehm's

rehm family said...

P.S. Hey, Kris and Amanda! Great to see you'd both dropped in! Blessings, Abi

~AliisaJoy~ said...

Oh, those dresses are beautiful!! I, too, love to sew, but have never tried anything as difficult as that (at least on my own!)

Which pattern did you use?

BrittLeigh said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Rachel! Wow, you're such a beautiful seamstress!!! I just love those dresses. I'm very grateful for the "teachers" in my life who invested time in teaching me how to make odd shapes and pieces turn into garments. Most of the thanks goes to my big sister who took the time to help me learn :).

And isn't it a blast to have little sisters to sew for?? :D (((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

you got it right
moms and grandmas are the best
full of fun and knowledge and enough love for all around
missing them!
fred

Nicole said...

LOVE the dresses, Rachel!!! They're beautiful! I love the fabric... colors... All of it!

Way to go, 'tousin!
~Nicole

KarenW said...

I love the colors! the dress are so beautiful! wonderful job!
Karen

Doogie J. said...

Great job on the dresses! Thank God you didn't have to sew something for Josiah, it would have taken all week! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

Jackie said...

I ADORE the dresses, but my mom has tried to get me to sewing but I'm just not that type, I supose. I don't like sewing :S But I do like crocheting. Anyway, they're beatiful!

Anna S said...

I found your blog through Crystal's. Lovely blog... and beautiful dresses!

Gem said...

Wow! You do sew lovely, Rachel!!
I just finished my new skirt last weekend, but I don't think it's as nice!!

~Bryant said...

Beautiful! Those dresses look just like something you could pull off the racks at JC Penney or Nordstrom's! Great job, Rachel!