Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sewing, Me and Lilly

Sewing brings so many benefits to my life, it would be impossible to list them all. Of course, there are the obvious things -- like being able to make my own clothes. That has ALWAYS brought me great pleasure (not to mention saved me a fortune).
Sewing inspired me to open a business. I opened my store, wrote the newsletter, which led to writing several books. Sewing made me realize I was a writer.

AND I have sewing to thank for some of my best friends -- and for A TON OF WORLD TRAVEL.

But, mostly, sewing brings a spirit of giving to my daily life. In the last month (which is typical) -- I have hemmed pants for my son Elliott, helped Lilly make a horse pillow for a friend, measured and started to make curtains for my friend Sue's potting shed, and Lilly and I made a gift for her cousin Myla...who was turning FIVE.

Lilly picked out a towel - and then a t-shirt she thought Myla would like.  We were making a simple swim cover up.

I think the pictures tell the story....
Lilly was SO EXCITED to give Myla this gift. I don't know which one of them was happier...
Sewing has been a real gift in my life. And it is with the greatest pleasure that I am passing that gift on to Lilly...