A sign of a lazy seamstress is a needle with a long thread.
Several years ago I worked as a cook for a residential care facility.. During break time I would pull out my hand sewing. I’m not one to sit idle for very long and I needed to keep up with orders. My thread tends to be long, I will admit to that. It just seems to make sense so that I wouldn’t have to re-thread as much!
My best advice came from a lady named Tina. She was an immigrant from the Netherlands during WWII. I remember her telling me one time about the trip over on the ship. The each had a suitcase and the baby was in the buggy. That was it for possessions.She and her husband Henry came to Pella and made a life here. Several more children were born (6 in all). They were both cheerful and pleasant residents.
When she gave me the advice about the long thread it was as tho she was repeating what her mother had said to her when she was a young girl. I still don’t make my thread any shorter, so I can’t say I have learned my lesson. But every time I get a snarl in my long thread I think of Tina.
Ugh! Those tangles; someday I will learn!
With age comes wisdom. Take a minute to reflect on these.
To be true to yourself so that you can be your true self with others.
This came from a new friend. Her name is Page. I met her at a craft show about a month ago. She and her husband are working at a local amusement park for the summer. They live in an RV and travel around working seasonal jobs.
Now most of us don’t worry about what we buy or if we have too much “stuff” What about if your living quarters were a bit limited? What would you value? What things could you do without. It was a privilege to know that one of the things Page wanted to have was a gnome pillow. His name is George, the Guardian Gnome and he guards their home while they are at work.
The guardian of the rolling home.
What’s the best advice you have been given?