Sunday, July 24, 2011
an oldie, but a goodie
We started our business with a $50 sewing machine that I purchased to make a set of curtains for my children's playroom. Eight months later (as well as hundreds of chalkboard mats, bibs, burp cloths, blankets and coffee sleeves), the sputters of the machine became too much for me and we realized it was time to purchase a new machine. We decided to give our business to a small, local sewing store, as we have been increasingly recognizing the importance of supporting other local folks! We purchased a modest machine that seemed affordable and yet was able to meet our sewing need... and four days later- IT BROKE!! Yes, you read correctly- it broke!
I marched that machine right back into that local store ready to demand something... I wasn't really sure what I was going to demand, but I was ready to put up a fight! Twenty minutes later I walked out of the store with the owner's personal sewing machine in tow on loaner, only after he gave me a full lesson, loaner bobbins, and loaner replacement needles! And let me tell you- that old girl purrs!
From this situation that could have brought discouragement and anger, quite the opposite has happened- I have renewed my love of sewing and been reminded of this verse:
Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."