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January 27, 2009

HE GIVES ME THE DESIRES OF MY HEART...

It never ceases to amaze me... The things that God does for me that is. Just look at the wonderful gift that I received in the mail today from Carol. I can't link her here because she doesn't have a blog. But she does read mine!, and she noticed the sewing book dream list that I have listed at the bottom of my blog screen, contacted me and offered a duplicate that she had. The Singer Tailoring Book, two Threads Magazines (that I didn't already have in my collection) and a Vogue Pattern. This is so amazing! Carol, the books and pattern found a good home and I want to give a big SHOUT OUT of thanks to a sharing friend I didn't even know I had.


I haven't posted since last Tuesday, but I have been sewing. I'm making two of these. I agreed to make two jackets for girls in the Future Business Leader's of America organization at my school. When I was asked to make them, I was trying my best to say NO, but my mouth opened up and said yes. I had planned on starting them on Friday but that didn't work. So I worked on them Saturday, Sunday and Monday evening. They're made from a light weight navy linen-like fabric. No sewing tonight though cause I'm tired. All I have left is to sew up the sides/sleeves, sew on the buttons and hem both the sleeves and bottom hem. If all goes as planned I should finish both tomorrow night.




Well, that's all for tonight, nighty nite...got to go read my new books!

18 comments:

  1. That's so nice of you, this jacket looks good already, lucky girls and lucky you! Your book wishlist and mine are very similar ;o)

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  2. You have been busy! And I love going to bed with good books! Esp. about sewing!

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  3. How blessed the girls are to have you sewing custom clothes for them! Your generosity is inspiring.

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  4. It's very hard for me to say "no" too.
    Amazing the things you can learn in the magzs. they found a wonderful home Carol. good job!
    lucky you - you have time to sew :)
    Lovin' the jackets!

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  5. That was so nice of Carol. Love the jackets. You did a wonderful job. The new owners are going to be ecstatic.

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  6. That was so sweet of you new sewing friend! Sewing buddies are the best!

    The jackets look great!

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  7. What a nice post! Gifts received and gifts made for others.

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  8. What a great gift! That was soooo kind of her!

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  9. Your jacket is great. WOW dont you just love gifts, I know I do. COOL :) take it easy we all need a little sewing brake from time to time:)

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  10. Now that's what I call paying it forward! You get a gift so you give to two others. Those girls will never forget how sweet you were to do this for them and because of that they will be kinder to someone else!!

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  11. What a kind blessing! Yes, may she be blessed in return for her kindness towards you. I love those jackets. I remember the FBLA when I was in high school.

    Keep us posted on the inaug. jackets--how's that coming along?

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  12. You have such a kind heart and you deserved the kindness you received.

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  13. You know God blesses those that bless others. Isn't he awesome. Keep up the good works!

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  14. What a fantastic gift and sharing your gift for sewing with others is a blessing.

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  15. Such a thoughtful gift.
    Your jackets look great so far.
    It is very kind of you
    to sew these up :)

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  16. What a blessing to get such an unexpected surprise gift. God is good isn't He? I love how He gives us little surprises just to make us smile :-)

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  17. Those jackets are nice. They will love them. Hope your books gave you sweet dreams. I have been reading mine as well and have one of several on order. Aaaahhh, just heavenly.

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  18. Great jackets. u're very generous to sacrifice ur weekend for sewing them for the girls.

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BOOKS ACQUIRED

  • Pants Sewing Guide
  • Denim Revolution
  • Pants for Real People
  • Jackets for Real Peopls
  • Easy, Easier, Easiest Tailoring - Palmer & Pletsch - Gifted
  • The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook
  • Ribbon Crafts
  • Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers
  • Successful Serging
  • Making Trousers for Men and Women
  • Couture Sewing Techniques
  • Singer - Perfect Plus
  • Cool Couture
  • Couture, The Fine Art of Sewing
  • Singer Sewing Reference Library - Tailoring - GIFTED
  • The Perfect Fit: The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns - Creative Publishing International
  • Fit for Real People
  • DK-The Complete Book of Sewing