Nov 26, 2009

Sew Thankful

It's nice to get up this morning and not have to get the kids ready and off to school, both at different times. Then get myself ready, have my morning classes before I'm back in the pick up line at school. After a little snack we do homework, I start dinner, the daddy comes home right in time for me to go to my evening classes. When I walk in the door at night there's always the dinner dishes, wet towels and dirty clothes while I yell "brush your teeth and go to bed".'s really nice to not have that schedule for a few days. (the picture is of my daughter when she was in preschool 2004 for her Thanksgiving feast - they grow up way too fast!) Being a parent is the hardest most rewarding thing I've ever done.

Because of no enrollment to class last night it was canceled. I spent a few hours cutting and sewing a few different projects. I cut some stockings for ready to sew projects, did some quilting for my changing room curtain and made a few stitches to a jacket my daughter started and never finished. I need to finish it soon before she's too big to fit into it. I'm closed for 5 day's - I really want to get over to finish up more sewing. I could have sewn all night but didn't think I should stay in the building late by myself. I need a machine in my home because I just can't get enough own sewing.

So, today is a day we get to spend with family and friends. It's a day to reflect back in time to say thank you for what we've been given. I'm thankful for my sewing business and teaching many people the art of sewing; I'm thankful my mom cooks Thanksgiving every year; I'm thankful for my family and friends; but most of all I'm thankful to be alive enjoying these times with everyone I love...with you.

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence. 

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit. 

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. 

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass. 

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. 

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. 

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul. 

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.


Until next time,
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,


  1. You are such a wonderful person! I'm thankful that I got to meet you although if only virtually! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  2. As I always say, "Happiness is the definition of success!" I agree with Faye that you are a wonderful person, and I am also so glad I've gotten to know you.
    Your daughter looks so cute in that photo.
    I remember the days you described. My days were a lot like that when my kids were growing up. It is a very hard job to be a parent, and sometimes it's thankless.

  3. By the way, you have another award to check out on my blog!

  4. Question, is Gray's finished for the year. Since they had Christmas and New Year's in the last show I was just wondering?

    Brenda finally called me. It was such a joy to hear her voice. I told her how concerned you have been about her too. That made her feel good. She asked me to give you her email address: She was spending Thanksgiving in Atlanta with her son and daughter and grands.