One says, “You know, I’m 84 years old and my body is full of aches and pains.
You’re about my age. How do you feel?”
The other guy says, “Oh, I feel like a newborn baby.”
“Really,” says the first guy.
This is definitely me, Is anyone else with me?
Reflections: Sew and Sew
I sewed my first quilt it was many years ago; it was so simple I never made another one. Lol.
But as time passed, I decided to try again. Cutting, splicing, and sewing blocks all the while trying to keep everything in a perfect square. It was difficult because I didn’t know what I was doing and trying to learn how to quilt from the internet was confusing.
Taking on this endeavor, I talked to quilters in our area which were both encouraging and helpful. However, after seeing some of their beautiful quilts and pictures, I started to feel a little insecure in my abilities. I wondered if my quilt would look alright and be acceptable. In my heart I knew it would not win any prizes, all I could see were the flaws. I worried about everything on that quilt. Could I do the binding right, would my hand stitches be even, would anyone even notice?
Do you ever doubt your abilities when you look at others and admire their talents and perfection? Only to find yourself grumbling how your talent doesn’t measure up to their perfection. Instead of thanking God for the privilege that he gave you to serve him in your special way, and enjoying the process.
When my son-in-law came for a visit, he showed me how to square the quilt preparing it for the binding. He helped me to see a new quilting angle. Pointing out all the flaws and mistakes I had made, he said,” it adds character, everyone will know it is an original homemade quilt made with love.”
Thank you, Lord, for those words of wisdom to remind me that love can transcend time and eternity because of you. My son-in-law was right; every stitch began with the love for a particular individual. And it was fun to see the process unfolded. I wonder if God loves to see the process of our lives unfold too. ©
How do you deal with doubting your abilities and comparisons to others? Let me know if you do that too.
Thank you, dear friends, for sharing your time with me today,
wishing you a wonderful weekend with your friends and family. Hugs to all!