What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, March 16, 2007

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Happy Friday to you all!

Snow is blanketing the earth once again...and long past are the days of sunshine and warmth. I am not going to let it get me down though. You know why?

Because I don't NEED the sunshine today. Today I just need a chair, a needle and thread, and some time and I will be happy as a clam!

My dear friend Nancy and I got together again last night. Somewhere along the way, our 'crochet nights' have evolved into 'craft nights'. Neither of us can be boxed in to just one type of art...and I find it hard not to utilize her amazing gifts and willing spirit to learn more myself.

She taught me how to do a hidden zipper so that I could *finally* finish my skirt. The practice zipper was amazing! I could have framed it-I was so proud! But alas-I did things all wrong with the actual skirt. I followed the pattern, which made things more difficult, used a difficult fabric, needed a SIDE zipper instead of a back zipper (more complicated due to fitting instead of straight), and the list goes on. So-we came to a wall. We need to work a bit more on it before this project is completed.

Since we had a bit of free time after that-we worked on some embroidery stitches. I have been TRYING to master a french knot-but to no avail. Even though I followed the instructions to a TEE, they always fell through the fabric. Instead, she taught me a colonial knot-which is stronger and EASIER to do, but looks exactly the same. So-I have grand plans for some embroidery for today! Hopefully, I will have something to show you come Monday!

Have a great weekend and a very Happy St. Patties Day! May your bellies be full of corned beef, might you find a promise rainbow, and might you outwit the leprachaun for his gold! ;-)
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