needle &thREAD

needle and thREAD

Good morning! It's me again. My guest post-er had a little war with her sewing machine. So, here I am. I haven't sewn much at all this week. I ran out of pattern tracing paper and had to sit and wait and wait and wait for it to arrive. It came yesterday! So I was all set to make some flannel shirts for the fall, beginning with one for Karoline, who has followed me around carrying the Oliver + S Class Picnic Blouse pattern for days and days.

I read 7: And Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker again this week. I'm also reading several of the social justice encyclicals.  When I read the book the first time, I was struck again and again by how much it resonated with the truth of Catholic teaching on social issues. So, now, I'm bouncing back and forth between the two. Because I am weird like that when something speaks to me.


My sewing plans changed yesterday evening. Mike's dad was admitted to the hospital. I've had this fabric set aside for him since he admired it last fall and challenged me to make a quilt of "nothing but strips." So, today's sewing and praying will be the "Between the Lines" quilt of a Butterscotch and Roses jelly roll. I beg your prayers, too, please?


I'm reading Project-Based Homeschooling now, too. It's written by Lori Pickert of Camp Creek blog. Lori is easily one of my favorite people on the web. Year after year, she is bright, fresh inspiration for meaningful, intentional childhood, whether one homeschools or not. I can't recommend her stuff enough:-).

What about you? Sewing? Reading? A little of both?  Or are you embroidering? Pulling a needle with thread through lovely fabric to make life more beautiful somehow? Would you share with us just a single photo (or more) and a brief description of what you're up to? Will you tell us about what you're reading, also? Would you talk sewing and books with us? I'd love that so much.

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