Saturday, January 13, 2007

Here is a set of coasters I made for a birthday present. I had a pretty bad week. Everything I tried to do ended up in the trash. I tried to make the notebook cover and I must have misread the directions because what I ended up with was no where near a cover for a notebook! I also used some left over twill as the base. That was a bad idea. It turned out way too thick. I will try that project again in the future. I tried to make a matching wallet with the pre-quilted fabric and I couldn't even sew through it because of all the thick layers. I will try that project again using the prequilted fabric as an outer layer and some thinner fabric for the inside pockets. I finished the digitizing of the design, but, was a little upset by an e-mail I got from the lady I did it for. She sent me a carbon copy of an e-mail she sent to the lady at the local sewing shop. She was happy with the design, but she complained I was "sluggish" in getting started. It took me 1 and 1/2 weeks to complete it. I had other sewing to do for other people ahead of time. I felt a little miffed. I ask her when she needed it and she told me not for a month. I thought I got it to her with time to spare. I know we live in a society that thinks everything should be done instantly and that most people are very "me" centered and think that they are the most important and their stuff should come first, but, I just can't work that way. I have other priorities that must come first. Oh, well I need to give it to God and let it go. I am not feeling so well physically either. I got up this morning thinking I was headed to the hospital. I had terrible pains in my intestine. It feels like I have another adhesion. I was doubled over with pain most of the morning. Finally, this afternoon I made myself get things done and now the pain has passed. I don't have time for another surgery right now. I sometimes wonder why God wants me to have a surgery or two every year. Is God using me as practice for my surgeon? Maybe He is using me to make him a better surgeon!

Sew Long for Now!


deb said...

Cindi, I sure hope you feel better! I'll pray for you tonight as I'm headed to bed.

lindiepindie said...

You've had a hard weekend! I'm sorry. First of all, that woman should not have complained. I hope you will defend yourself to the sewing shop.
2nd, I have thrown many things in the trash as well - it's all part of the creative process. But, I'm so sorry that it happened on my tutorial! And I feel the same way about my it the thorn in my flesh? Will they ever end? You're asking hard questions. I hope that you find peace.

The coasters are nice! What a nice present!

Ann V.@HolyExperience said...

How is the pain now?? Oh, I am SO. SORRY!!! Father, please intercede. Be Cindi's Great Physician. Heal as only You can. We bend the knee, Father. What pleases you, please us....In Jesus' name.

I am sorry for the insensitive comments, Cindi, of the customer. But oh, your mercy and forgiveness. A fragrance of Christ.

How you are loved, Cindi...