Saturday, August 28, 2010

Look what I did today!

Today, I opened up the box to my new sewing machine that I was blessed to receive from my wonderful mother-in-law at Christmas. I probably should mention that it was Christmas 2007! I remember being so excited about receiving the sewing machine that the next week I went to the fabric store and bought material and a pattern to make my girls matching outfits. I don't quite remember why I never opened up the sewing machine or why the material and pattern stayed in their original store bag for over 2 1/2 years. But, they did.

Recently I have been inspired by great women around me. Inspired to be more and do more with the talents God has given me. Inspired to do more things creative. That inspiration lead to me doing these... all today, by the way!

First, I made the girls matching dresses with the material I bought over 2 1/2 years ago. I did not use a pattern, just cut them out and sewed them. I am pretty proud of myself because I think they turned out pretty good.Next, I made a cover for my Community Bible Study (CBS) book. It has a pocket on the front for a small notepad and another pocket for a pen. Inside there are also pockets for papers. After that, I used the same material from my CBS book cover and made myself a cute purse. The purse has 5 pockets inside. I absolutely LOVE pockets. I didn't use a pattern to make them either :)

Here they are....

Today, I would not have been able to have the extremely fun day I had sewing, if my husband did not let me. No, I there is not a typo, I meant let me. I am a wife and a mother and with those titles comes responsibilities. If I don't do those responsibilities, then I am not doing what God put me on this earth to do. God created me as a helper to my husband.

And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him. Genesis 2:18

It has only been in the past year that my husband and I have let God into our marriage. Up until that point, we had blocked Him out almost completely. This past year, I have been learning how to be the wife that God wants me to be. One of the things I have had to do is give up my selfish ways. My days are not what I want to do anymore. My days are not where I want to go anymore. I am married, and my husband and I have become one flesh. I must think of him as much as I think of myself.

Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24

I was extremely blessed today to have pretty much the whole day to sew all by myself in our sunroom. My husband was gracious enough to care for the children as well as do some of the chores around the house. It was a very relaxing day. I came out after finishing the girls dresses and I told my husband that while I was making them, my face started to hurt, and then I realized it was because I was smiling. It was a blessing to have time for me today. Being a homeschooling mother of 4, I don't get those chances very often.

It is my prayer that I remember the time I was given today and remember how relaxed and refreshed it made me feel. It is my prayer that I will remember that my husband, who works very hard leading our family, needs to be given time for himself too so that he can be relaxed and refreshed.

It was a great day!

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