Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sewing Days

If you've wondered what else our days have been filled with recently...its been mostly spent behind the sewing machines! With both Branson and a wedding to sew for, we calculated that in the past two weeks we've sewn 21 dresses and 10 skirts!

I'm so grateful for grandmothers who patiently took time to teach us the art of making clothing. If you've ever tried to coordinate a family with our range of sizes, you'll know that's its nearly impossible to find formal outfits [in decent price range] without spending quite a bit of time behind the machine! So to any of you who are patiently teaching a life-skill to a child -- be encouraged -- it could greatly bless their life someday! [And many thanks to our patient grandmas!!]

We're also grateful for friends who lent us extra machines for the week!

With both wedding and Christmas -- red is the 'in' color! [smile]

And once again, our dear friend, Anna, came to our rescue with her sewing skills! Thanks, Anna -- and her sister, Esther, too!

The stack of dresses needing hems and zippers are gradually shrinking as the 'done' rack grows!

So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom. And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:12&17


Elizabeth said...

The sewing projects sound "sew" very enjoyable! And 21 dresses and 10 skirts in two weeks...amazing! Blessings as you continue your sewing projects! :)

Joyfully in Jesus,

Lily said...

It looks like you've been very busy. And, like Elizabeth said, I can't believe you've sewed so much in so sort a time! Sewing is a lot of fun; except that we have three sewing machines and none of them work! So, we haven't been doing very much sewing lately. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Keep it up! And I can't wait to see pictures of all the new outfits!!

Annie said...

As soon as I saw the red thread on the sewing machine (first picture), I instantly thought, "Wedding!" =)
I'm praying for you all.
Love in Christ,

~Desiree~ said...

Those look very pretty (or what I can see of them:) To see the finish project on you will look beautiful:)