For Christmas, I’ve been working on zippered bags that a friend recently taught us to make for a craft day project. I went a little nuts and decided on a personal bag for everyone in my family as well as several friends. It took me many painstaking hours because I don’t sew much. Cutting all of the fabric was fun, since I enjoy chopping things up. Along the way, I learned a lot about sewing machines, thread quality, and exhaustion.
The best part of the holiday project was spending time on each one thinking about that person, memories shared, and prayers for all good things to come for each and every one.
When my sister saw that I’d made one for everyone, she said something to the effect of, “Will you ever sew again?” The answer, went something like this, “Maybe, but not right now. I’d like to see some dust on that machine first.”