While I’ve been busy around here… work, work, working on getting things done—I’m getting to do something I’ve been longing to do for a while now.
I’m getting to sew with my vintage Viking sewing machine…! Oh man! I can NOT tell you how thrilled I am about that.
It sews so smooth.
I’ve not had any problems with it—I love the sound it makes as it is humming along.
I’m so very grateful for this $15 machine. Don’t get me wrong now—I DO LIKE my Elna…
but we have a history. I’ve had my fair share of hair pulling with that machine.
But the Viking-
It just doesn’t give me the problems I am generally used to having when I sew.
There is something about it, you know, that causes me to enjoy sewing with it.
It could just be that finally after all these years, I’m getting to enjoy sewing.
It could be …FINALLY, after all these years; I’ve organized my sewing notions and paraphernalia so that sewing isn’t so stressful. There is nothing like trying to sew and not being able to find that little “something”. I almost had that problem today—and I just couldn’t figure out what I’d done with the upholstery needles I’d bought from the Husqvarna dealer; I was sure I’d put them in the sewing box where I keep all my other needles. Finally, I went to get the upholstery thread and THERE THEY WERE! I was so happy I’d finally taken the time to organize that box.
It could be I’m at a stage in my life where I’m sewing what I want…and I’m not HAVING TO SEW because of any reason, except that I WANT TO. That is so 'child-like' isn't it?
There are so many things that we MUST do around our homes—because they just HAVE TO BE DONE. I’m guilty of looking at those things with dread and distaste. I can’t help but wonder—how much I’d enjoy doing them if I looked at them as a privilege instead; if I looked at them as though I were getting to do those things…rather than having to do them. Perhaps look at them as a gift--something to be Grateful to God, for sure. I wonder what God thinks of this child?
Then it made me feel sad—because of the people who have come and gone to my house—I wondered if they could tell that I didn’t really want to do something and if it made them feel bad—as though they weren’t welcomed or perhaps an inconvenience? There are so many things we take for granted—getting to cook a hot meal for our family, getting to run fresh clean water over our dishes, faces and bodies… getting to drink it.
These are just things that popped into my head today as I was getting to sew---
On something totally frivolous.
What are you GETTING TO DO? Is there something that you HAVE to do…and just don’t like doing it? I don’t like washing dishes…guilty. I’d rather take a whoopin!
…well, not really, but I would rather hang laundry on the line, than stand there and wash dishes. I would bet---I wouldn’t even want to load a dish washer if I had one. I try to wash my dish as I use it.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who has things like this pop into their head…while your busy, doing.
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"Do all things without murmurings and disputings." ~Philippians 2:14