Thursday, September 30, 2010

Something to think about

What We May & What We Do

by Abigail Fox
I say that I would die for Thee
But would I daily live?
And should my sorrow mirror Job’s
Would I thy praises give?
I say that I would shout of Thee
In countries far from hand –
But would I dare like Jeremiah
To speak out in my land?
I say that I would trust in Thee
Though all the world laughed long –
But would I build an ark like Noah
Against the currents strong?
I say that I would travel far
But would I dare stay still?
And face the world with Daniel’s strength
And say, “Such is God’s will”?
I say that I would wait on Thee
So patient and content –
But could I work as Jacob did
Till Laban did relent?
I say that I would follow Thee
Wherever I must roam –
But have I faith like Abraham
To face a place unknown?
I say that I would live for Thee
But would I gladly die?
As Moses did so long ago
With Canaan in his eye?
I say that I would ask of Thee
Just one thing, Lord, this day –
That you would give me grace and strength
To face what comes my way.
Abigail Fox lives with her family in England, where she writes, composes, smiles and makes the occasional film.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The completed dress

This dress was such a nice way to get back into sewing! No zippers, no buttons, nothing harder than sewing a curved seam.

Usually, I'm the type of person who rushes into projects and tries to complete them in one sitting. That, of course is impatience and a recipe for disaster! I have had to rip out so many seams, simply because I didn't take the time to plan out what I was doing.

A lot of sewing knowledge or ability comes from experience...which I don't have. But, you can also learn by reading the instructions carefully and planning ahead.

With this project, I was forced to take my time, and make the most of the time I had. It turned out so well, I think I'll do all my projects like this from now on.
I guess 'Slow and steady wins the race' applies to sewing too??

So here it is...

Very simple...

Very easy... 

Very nice... : )