Birthday Challenge

Yesterday was my 56th Birthday, and I had a lovely day!  Lots of cards and phone calls , I felt very loved!

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! 
Thanks for stopping by,
Ginny M


April Wood said…
I love the Asian influence too!Good luck with your goals. :)
Crystal Komara said…
Wow, Ginny! I can't wait to hear how all of your new goals turn out. I think making all of your clothes is very admirable and one thing I wished I knew how to do. I can hand sew a button on and that's about the extent of my sewing, not that it's ever too late to learn. But, congrats to you on your next year of birthday goals! Hugs, Crystal
Oh my goodness - you are quite the seamstress - well done on a great challenge! Your needlework looks pretty good to me, but there is nothing better than sitting with some hand embroidery!

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