Our closest Joann's is over an hour away, Dear Hubby drove me to Joann's Thursday night in a dash. He is such a trooper. Knowing that I have to get the scarf made Friday morning and get it to town to the embroiderer so they can get the piece back to me by Thursday, so that I can finish it up and return it to the graduate on Friday and she can have her pictures taken on Saturday morning.......
Well, here comes God's amazing plan............The company I took the scarf to to be embroidered, I've know one of the ladies that works there for over 20 years. (General acquaintance). She asked would I be interested in a job! And learn the long arm quilt.
A job! Working with sewing! Working part time! Working with sewing!
I am in between giddy with excitement and beyond nervous! I'm not sure what Dear Hubby will say, since he really likes me being here, home, with him.
They would like to teach me not only to long-arm quilt, but also embroidery and offer me the alterations I would like to do on the side.
My first instinct is to jump for joy! How could I turn down this offer? Money for my fabric addiction and my hair appointments AND learning something new too!
Ok, back to the beginning of this crazy day. I know I've mentioned before that I do not like to leave the house. I'm a homebody. Home is my safe place. My place. But I knew I needed to go to town to see the Embroiderer. Dread the whole drive (12 miles) to town. Dread while I sat in my car at their front door, BUT! They were warm and very welcoming, happy to see me.
They will be able to get the piece back to me by Thursday. What a relief on that front.
So all in all, God had the church ask me to sew something, I had to ask for help finishing it, they are in need of help, ISN'T GOD'S PLAN AMAZING!
I ordered this pattern from Etsy for the graduation scarf. I know I could have made this on my own, but I always doubt myself. The pattern is easy and I really like how the pattern version lays so nice. I paid $6 for the pattern but maybe it will come in handy in the future. (You never know).
I also have to alter two graduation gowns for the guys. Looks easy enough so I better get to work.
I'm going to really have to pray about the job. Some days I'm so busy around the house, I don't know if I'll have time for a job. But then I don't want to pass up on God's blessing. I probably don't have to let them know anything until Thursday when I pick up the embroidered piece but I want to make sure I'm making the right decision.
Also on Thursday we're taking Dear Son to a Pediatric Cardiologist Specialist. He's been having episodes with his heart fluttering. Our general doctors saw a murmur but wanted to have it looked into farther. Since Dear Hubby has a pacemaker, we always try to be vigilant with any heart issues.
|Graduation gown & sash|
The embroiderer did a beautiful job and the sash was easy to sew together. I steamed the sash a few times but was afraid to add too much heat that is may either scorch or shrink. I'm just going to tell them to iron on low before pictures and put between her bed mattresses until may to help lay flat.
After a lot of praying and talking to my Dear Husband about the job, I went to see the owner of the embroidery shop. She assured me that I am welcome to use ANYTHING in the shop (ie, long arm, embroidery, sewing machines, sergers, large cutting tables, an accuquilt cutter, anything!) be on call for the alterations and when things pick up, work.
I think it was a great compromise, work if I want, try out a few new machines and still only leave the house when I want too. Sounds like a plan!
I'm going to deliver the gowns and sash tonight ( two days early!), I hope they will be happy with my work.
Until next time.............