Okay, well, maybe not Haaappppy Happy, ecstatic happy, but I am happy today, nonetheless.
It has been raining all day and that nearly always puts a smile on my face (as long as I see a little sunshine within a week, I’m good!) but, I digress, that isn’t why I’m Happy, HAPPY today.
I have had sooooo many problems with my sewing machines lately that I honestly told my mom that I was seriously considering throwing them out and never, EVER sewing again. For example, I wanted to embroider some cute kitchen towels for my friend, Deb, to give as a house-warming gift. What should have taken about an hour and a half to make took, literally…are you ready for this…10 hours to make!! TEN HOURS! Yes, I did finish them. Yes, I did tell her how long it took to make them. I wanted her to really appreciate them. Lol
Just one more example for you, I’ve been trying to quilt a baby blanket for two weeks. It has given me fits. The thread breaks and breaks and breaks so that I cannot get a good, steady stitch going. Ugh! I had to put the quilt away for awhile to keep from ripping it up and throwing it away!
Last night, I needed to get a wall hanging pieced and quilted. It just HAD to get FINISHED as I promised the person who ordered it that I would have it ready for her prior to September 17th! So, I sat down at my machine and prayed over that silly thing.
I pieced the the project with no difficulty at all. I made the quilt sandwich, looked over at the machine and, as I changed out the presser feet, I prayed over it again.
“Please, Lord. Let it work!”
Hallelujah! Praise Jesus!! I had no problems at all and quilted that baby so easily.
So…I’m happy. I made progress on three projects and I think they will all turn out well. Photos of the baby blanket and the wall hanging are forthcoming as I still need to bind them. But below are the two towels that took 10 HOURS!
Find a little something to make YOU happy today!