Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Easter is my favorite holiday of the year. I love all of Easter but mostly because it is incredibly simple. When our kids were younger, I would usually start making Easter dresses on Good Friday. Now, I know that doesn't sound simple, but doing this at the last minute oft forced me to do things simply and efficiently. Unless you are a sewer, you might not understand this. But, for me sewing is a way of collecting my thoughts and sharing my love. So, pulling together outfits in a matter of a few days is a very loving act for me. Imagine how much energy some people put into preparing a meal for a family get-together, that is akin to what I do as a sewer. While I always had good intentions of finishing up sewing well before, it never seemed to happen as smoothly as pulling together dresses for the girls and matching ties for the boys. The boys will likely never forgive me for some of the things they wore but usually by the time they were ready "to go", they'd had an Easter egg fight and had eaten an ample helping of jelly beans and chocolate and were in different clothes for family visits.