Last night, I promised you pictures of the sewing progress. I have completed 1 black vest and have another vest 1/2 done. I need to have it done by SATURDAY (yikes!); because it is a birthday gift, and Saturday is THE day! So I stayed up until 11:00pm working on it (said son doesn't go to bed until 9:00pm which doesn't leave much private working time). Now that may not seem late to some, but for me, uggghhh! Five o'clock am comes REALLY early when you don't hit the sack by 10:00pm. Why does 1 extra hour make such a difference??? I want to know!
Here's the 1st success!
Here's a close-up of the front fabric texture:
The glossy black of the back was hard to capture.
Maybe I'll be able to get a better picture later.
I was SO excited at how well it turned out.
Maybe I'll get better pictures later when I don't
have to hide in the bathroom while taking them.
(No prying eyes in there! Finally!
When they were younger, I wasn't
even safe in there!)
Now before I show you progress on the 2nd vest,
here's proof that I did actually do this myself! :)
I have this one together. I just need to clip the curves
and turn it. Sew the side seams together and
sew a finishing edge all the way around
the perimeter of the vest.
I hope to have it done by Wednesday
so I will have time to clean the house
before Saturday for the birthday guests!
In case you forgot what the front looks like:
Stay tuned for this one.
The Cowboy will LOVE it!
(Yes, that is his nickname, given him by his friends.)
As my readers have seen, I am occasionally posting a picture and not saying what it is for or what I am making. For those of you just tuning in, I thought I'd better explain what I am doing. I keep getting questions in the comments, so I decided to write up my idea clearly. It seemed like it would be fun to do a "Mystery Project". I think it is interesting to see just the pieces and try to guess what they might develop into.
I will only be posting these pictures occasionally. I'm quite busy sewing right now and, of course, taking care of the home front and the home school. I hope to get a picture up of one completed sewing project tomorrow! I finished it tonight, and I think it turned out BEAUTIFULLY!
Any way, stay tuned for more mystery project pics and eventually the grand finale revelation moment.
Remember: Jesus loves you!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him
shall not perish but have everlasting life!
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,
Creativity is from God the Father of our Lord Jesus!
"Then the LORD said to Moses, 'See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability, and knowledge in all kinds of crafts---to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver, and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftmanship....Also I have given skill to all the craftsmen to make everything I have commanded you...'" Exodus 31:1-6
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, Who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17
What am I about?
Well, primarily, following hard after the Father, God Almighty, and His Son, Jesus with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Other than that, I am a happily married, homeschooling mother. I have 4 sons. Two in college. Two in 10th grade.
"Wouldn’t it make an astounding difference, not only in the quality of work we do, but also in our satisfaction, even our joy, if we recognized God’s gracious gift in every single task, from making a bed or bathing a baby to drawing a blueprint or selling a computer? If our children saw us doing “heartily as unto the Lord” all the work we do, they would learn true happiness." - Elisabeth Elliot
"I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of it's heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker." - Helen Keller