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

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Cars, boys, and babies

A dear friend had a dear one of her own (her fourth) and instead of kisses and cuddles, I gave a box to the postman. With love tucked inside.
I was so proud of myself at the completion of this project, the first "BIG" project that found me four hours away from the gentle teaching arms of my mentor that had always accompanied me before.
My first time flying solo on buttonholes.
And pleats.
And SNAP enclosures.
(PS. Kris Z., I thank you and praise God for you every time I walk into my craft room. And I am NOT just saying that. This machine is amazing.)

Nanci, I think you would have been proud of me.
By the way~ are these not the CUTEST buttons you have ever seen? I have no recollection of buying them-it must have been ages ago. But when I was scouring for bright orange or green or teal buttons for this project, I found them and practically jumped through the roof with excitement.

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Bonnie said...

That is to darling! Great job-and the buttons!
Cute cute!

Nanci said...


That is adorable. I am sure that this was a very well received gift. But, I completely understand how difficult it is to give something you put so much of yourself into and then not be there to see it opened up.

You have a right to be proud!!! The pattern is full of all the details that make children's clothes so very special. Be sure your friend sends you a picture of the "little guy" wearing it, because you really ought to post that, too.

Miss you so much,


Grandma Bibby said...

You did a super job. You have every reason to be proud of yourself. Keep it up. I stopped, and now I can't get back into it. It will be such fun to sew for the girls.

Glad to hear about your encouragement from the doctor on Tues.

Wendy said...

I am seriously jealous. I would like to know how to sew...Corys mom taught me how to hem...and well, I dont get it right all the time...but I am working on a sweater for Asher. I finished my blanket for my new niece, and I must say, I was very proud even with all my mistakes, I never thought Id be able to do that! Your fashions are always soooo beautiful and you make it seem so effortless, I know its not...but it is inspiring!

The "Z" family said...

Absolutely adorable! The buttons are perfect...I love when that happens...you buy something, tuck it away, forget about it, then discover it later at just the right time. God's providence extends even into our creative lives!

So, so, so glad the machine brings you joy. Enabling you to bring joy to others. God is good!


Rosa said...

Rebecca, I read your column each day. Love your photos and writing.

The baby gift you made is absolutely adorable! I just sew basic stuff, so having to do pleats and snaps is very impressive to me. If you can make this little outfit, you are on your way to making anything your heart desires.
Have fun!
Nonna Rosa

Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

Its darling!

...they call me mommy... said...

So super sweet! :) Two thumbs up!