On a lighter, personal note, I am just giddy with excitement that next week I begin taking a beginner's quilting class!
I've never used a sewing machine in my life, and I can barely thread a needle (no joke), but I am just overcome with the desire to learn how to make a quilt. So I found a terrific shop near my home and I signed up!
I can't wait to get started! For the time being, I'll have to use the machines at the quilting shop, but pretty soon I'll need to get a machine of my own. I'm in the market for a good used one, I think. I'm open to suggestions from those of you who know about these things!
By the time the class is finished, I'll have made a 60" x 60" quilt using three fabrics all by myself! Woohoo!!
Should be a very fun learning experience and a chance to get out of the house and mingle with some other ladies and hopefully acquire a new useful skill. (I say "hopefully" because I'm praying I'm not too talent-challenged to learn how to sew!)
I need more of this kind of activity in my life... I'm very grateful to be able to do this right now. Thank you, Lord, for a simple pleasure that will gladden my heart. 'Tis a sweet blessing.