look what i found yesterday at my parents house. my first sewn item ever. you remember. home ec, seventh grade, the drawstring bag. i have to say that my stitching wasnt all that bad. i vaguely remember picking out this fabric and being afraid of the machine. funny. i spent most of the afternoon wandering around with the camera taking pics and added quite a few to the greenwood set.
i also spent quite a bit of time pondering what patrick had to say at church that morning. it was a sermon on financial margins. i know, i am still cringing. money is such a hard thing to talk about and causes so much stress. basically he encouraged us to sit down and actually look at our finances, to find out where our money is going. figure out your consumable income and set up a plan for living, giving and saving. we already do this to an extent, but after paying bills, giving and saving, where is the money actually going?? do i really want to know? i think so. i think it will be hard to sit down and actually add things up, but good. one thing that patrick said that really stuck with me was this. if you had a financial advisor tell you, well yeah, you paid all your obligations this month, but i have no idea where the rest of it is going, you would fire him in a heartbeat. so true. so why do we let ourselves slide like that? this fits so perfectly into some of my other lines of thinking as of late. use what i have, make things of quality that will last instead of heaps of poor quality items cluttering up the home. instill giving and saving in the children now. i could go on and on here, seriously my head is buzzing.