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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day 3 Gratitude Challenge

This is Day 3 of the Gratitude Challenge sponsored by Garden of Learning

     Today I am thankful for my sewing machine.  I love to sew even though I don’t get to sew as often as I would like. I am thankful for my sewing machine because it works every time I need or want to use it.  When I first got married 18 years ago I had a sewing machine that was awful.  It would tangle the bobbin threads, the stitches on the bottom of the fabric would not look anywhere near as neat as the top, it just gave me lots of problems.  I used that machine for about 6 years.  Then, for Christmas one year, my husband gave me the most wonderful present of a new sewing machine.  I have used this machine for 12 years now and still love it.  I have never had a problem with it.  It sews beautifully, top and bottom. I have sewn many clothes, quilts and craft projects with it.  As I was packing my machine up to take to church to work on craft projects to sell at the craft sale we have, I was reminded just how grateful I am to have a machine that works so well.

     Thank you, Lord, for the blessing of a nice sewing machine to help me

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6 comments:

Debbie said...

Modern technology, like sewing machines can be tremendous blessing. I too, am thankful for my sewing machine. I should use it more often.

Wild Crickets said...

Ooh that's a pretty one! I am thankful for my sewing machine as well, and plan on using it a lot more in the coming days. I had the bobbin mangling, fabric-eating monster for years, and my husband suggested a new one when I was knee deep in tears over stitching a Christmas present two years ago. I think I loved him in a whole new way at that moment. lol It's a feeling only those with bad machines truly understand. ;)

ChristinaB said...

I have always wanted to learn to sew! What a blessing to have the knowledge and the equipment you need :0)

Vickie said...

I love my machine that Dave got me a few years ago too. The girls are using my old one. Now....to find time to sew and darn it....I forgot about the sewing at the church.

Lisa said...

I had a horrible experience with my first sewing machine too, I would end up so frustrated every time I used it.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

My mother just got me a sewing machine for my birthday.. probably so I'd stop using her beautiful Pfaff she bought for quilting. LOL! I hope to get as good as her one day, but that's a pretty lofty goal.