Posts Tagged sewing

Relic revived

I revived a relic this weekend. I finally finished my knit octopus. I had all the pieces knitted; I was just avoiding the inevitable sewing. Sewing has become sew much easier, (I had to play with the words, sorry). I now just think of how much I will enjoy my finished object, without all the loose ends, and actually put together. Putting on a movie or show helps. Unfortunately, I now have to dig out thread (yeah who uses thread anymore???) and sew on the eyes….oh and cut out another black pupil since I put it off long enough to lose one. I am sewwww (yup had to do it again) close to being finished….maybe I will put off the eyes for another 5 years…yup I’m that slow.

 

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finishing projects

I have been busy! Busy tying up a lot of loose ends, well, maybe more like sewing in a lot of loose ends. My least favorite part of projects has always been the finishing. I hated sewing in all those loose ends. This week, I actually enjoyed it. I had a nice little pile and it felt really good to see what I had accomplished. It was good for my soul to see the finished product, instead of a stack reminding me of my procrastination. Maybe it is worth it to finish a bunch at once. I seem to have forgotten the mistakes I saw in the projects, the portions my tension may have loosened or tightened, I couldn’t recognize them as quickly. Finally, I could look at my projects as a whole finished work of art, rather than seeing my flaws. I sometimes wonder if our own flaws distract us from closer relationship with God and others, and if we could just step back and appreciate the whole image and be thankful for what we have. I have been very focused on my foot this past week, as it has caused me a great deal of pain. Now, I want to rest in the assurance of how far I’ve come this summer, instead of comparing to where I’ve been. Not an easy task. For now I will enjoy my stack of finished knitting, and appreciate that it’s not my hands that are hurting, just my foot.

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