Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sewing Machine

My Sister-in-law sews. Which is putting it very mildly. She has no fewer than four sewing machines (I counted yesterday) in a series of rooms (I think at least five that open into each other, I lost count) designed for moving from one to another, depending on the project. Simple sewing, serger, embroidery and quilting can all be handled in her sewing rooms. Small shops would be filled by the material she has available.

Yesterday's project was embroidering "Jr Hi Girls FBCC" on a dozen brightly covered canvas bags -- obviously for our Junior High Girls Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Cottondale. Previous lesson books we've sent home with our girls sort of disappeared into their rooms and failed to surface. There were some very good explanations -- one father was blamed as he helped clean his daughter's room; one sister was blamed as she packed her stuff and most likely took it with her; another simply couldn't find it and thought it might be on the floor.

In addition to being a princess, we need to teach them .... well, what would be the best lesson to retain lesson books? We pray that it will be brightly colored, easily identifiable canvas bags to hold their quarterly lesson book, a small journal for notes and questions and (of course) their Bible.

As I was explaining to SiL about this project, and thanking her so very much for her embroidery machine, I spoke about the girls in our class. She remembered them and spoke of when she met them.

You see, when you come visit us and there is a church service, you attend with us. Oh, you have the option not to, and a few take that option. But most join us and meet the extended family we celebrate with at church. They, as David and we, are glad to do so.

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. [Psalms 122:1]

If there is ever an opportunity for you to do so, we'll be happy to have you join us. In the meantime, pray for our beautiful princesses.

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