I learn from the river
how to keep flowing.
The trees teach me
to bend and sway
with whatever comes my way.
I learn from the sky
to keep my heart and mind open,
The snow teaches me
to fall with grace.
I learn from the sun
to shine bright,
to trust without fear or fright.
The mountains teach me to be humble,
to stand when I want to crumble.
I learn from the moon
to let go,
to embrace change,
Let her guide my way
to a new day.
Mother Earth helps us grow and flow,
So take it slow with that radiant glow
Learn to just BEE.
Ok......I bet you are wondering what the heck that poem has to do with sewing. Umm...actually nothing, except that Ashley read it to me today from a very special magazine that I will tell you about later in the week, and since this post is about Ashley, I guess it makes it relevant. :)
It's also a wonderful verse and a perfect way to start one's week, don't you think?
Anyhoo, this weekend was a weekend of stitchery. Yesterday I took a machine applique class at our local quilting store and learned some new things that my sewing machine is capable of. I am still in awe at some of the things that today's sewing machines can actually do.
I will let you in on a secret though.........this machine quilting....not so easy. I will admit to being a quilting snob in the past. Not done by hand....cheating. The truth is, some of this machine stuff is actually much harder than doing it by hand...that is at least until you get the hang of it.
Back to Ashley. About a month or so ago, she mentioned how much she needed a new bag. The one she had been using was one I bought for her when she entered her freshman year of college a number of years ago. It was a corduroy bag that we picked up at the Gap or Old Navy and it was definitely old and tired.
I purchased the fabric right after she mentioned it to me, washed and ironed it and then there it sat next to my sewing machine. One more thing on my list of things to do.....and you all know how that goes.
Ash called me earlier in the week to say she was going to come home to spend some time with her sister, Courtney.....and she mentioned her bag as well.
So, I quickly read over the instructions and thought...easy peasy, I will have it finished in an hour. Well, 4 hours later, the bag was finished and filled. Not as quick as I thought it would go, but still a fast bag to make up.
While we were eating dinner we were talking about how the 80's seem to be creeping into this year's spring fashions and my opinion about these fashions was a big ewww. I didn't like them in the 80's and I don't like them now.
Ash was trying to define her fashion style, other than bag~lady fashion, when Ken nailed it...... "Annie Hall". Yep, little Ash is another Annie Hall for sure...LOL