One of the things I like to do every year is challenge myself to accomplish something new. This has become more important and fun since the kids have grown up and I have more time.
This year I am going to do something pretty radical: I'm not going to purchase any of my clothes, I am going to make all of them. I have the skill, I have the machines and I have the time. My tastes and life style are simple so I won't need any ball gowns or lame suits. I need cool and comfortable for this HOT climate I live in. I need what I have a very hard time finding, 3/4 sleeves, higher necklines and long skirts. Steve also wants me to start making his dress shirts. I can do this, I have 2 sergers and 4 really good sewing machines. I have been altering everything from cammo jackets to wedding gowns for the last 14 years, I can do this.
In years past I have bought way too many clothes, most of the time I purchased things and they didn't quite fit, they weren't comfortable, so I'd just buy more till I found the right thing and then I wore it out. Here in Texas I have found some wonderful fabric stores and I have found the fabrics I love and would want to wear. I love Asian influence in clothing and those shapes fit me well. I'll post as I progress through this challenge.
The second thing I want to do is become an expert at hand embroidery, that requires practice and I intend to make the time and do it. I have the text resources and video resources, I have basic skills so I intend to really perfect them. I'll post my learning path on this too.
Last year I challenge myself to have a completely whole foods kitchen and start grinding my own flours and come up with really good homemade bread. I did it and I am so glad I did!
How about you? What would you like to make happen in your Life??
Proverbs 23:7a says: "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" I want to think positive life changing things so that I can them. I may be taking this out of context a tiny bit, but I think the principle holds true. We never do anything without thinking it first. I want to be a proverbs 31 virtuous woman, and that won't happen because I simply want to be one , it will happen because I Pray and ask for the Lords help and start thinking and seeing as he leads me on that path. I hope you find a challenge path that will bring you joy!
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