The first batch, which consumed all of my elastic supply (or so I thought). Shortly after I had a friend ask if I had any to spare... I checked in the back of the drawer in my sewing table and found some more laying loose back there! I shared... depleting my supply again... or so I thought.
Last week the Colorado Governor announced that everyone should wear a mask when going out... I was asked by two more friends if I would be able to help them. I went back to that same drawer and pulled out a storage bag and found even more elastic. At the same time I was asked by another friend if I had any to spare. I shared a portion and used the rest for masks... depleting my supply once again... Yep! Or so I thought!
I had only 3/8" elastic... and then I looked in a box under my cutting table that I had received from my sister-in-love more than a year ago. Guess what?!?!?
I found more elastic...
I have not dug any deeper than necessary in this little box of treasures... I don't need to right now. I have all that I need. Will I need more elastic??? Time will tell...
As I was cutting fabric for the masks I had a bit left over of this sweet birds and flower fabric and the passage from Matthew 6 came to mind... "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"
I had to make a tiny quilt to remind me... I will always be taken care of... and we will have MORE than enough.
The free-motion script is a little primitive, but it was a welcome break at times that I really needed it. And that super tiny binding (overall width was just 1 inch) was found in a stash of other items passed on to me from a friend or family member cleaning out a loved one's sewing supplies.
After finishing another small order of masks this morning I sat and enjoyed some "big stitching" that wasn't really big stitches at all... Using a double strand of regular coats & clark thread (also from someone else's sewing stash) I sat and soaked in some quiet time.
What are you doing to keep your creativity and positive thoughts flowing?
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