When Jen asked me to join in the fun of the Lost Art Series, I drew a complete blank!
Okay, haha, this is me this past Halloween, when Party City sent me an I Love Lucy costume to review... it makes me laugh and totally represents how I felt at first thought of this project... haha!
To be honest, I love sweet details of the good old days and love mixing vintage items with new, using antique hand sewn quilts with modern details, and I will be the first to throw a (machine) monogram on a pillow case or hand towel, but when it comes to MY OWN sewing I tend to do whatever I can on my machines. I am SO thankful for modern technology and machine sewing! While hand sewing techniques are truly amazing to me, I do not know how to (yet) smock; and hand embroidery (which I have tried in a few of my projects) usually ends up rather imperfect and not quite what I was going for. Then, add to the equation that I have a sewing machine that also does machine embroidery and I don't quite care to stitch things out by hand when I can design them through software and program my machine to do them! To be honest, I don't think any of our sewing is truly lost, it's just constantly being reinvented and updated and made new, the same old stuff.
Here are some of my hand embroidery projects I have attempted. I do love how they add a sweet personal touch, despite their imperfections!
Let's take the first hoop. I designed a font in software to look like it was hand stitched out by me, but it was done by machine! Re-invented, right!?
In Romans 9:25 - 26, it says "Those who were not my people I will call 'my people,' and her who was not beloved I will call 'beloved." And in the very place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people there they will be called sons of the living God."
Awhile back, I felt like these were our adopted babies' verses given to me for my heart to encourage me, and that whatever child or children we have in our home would be my 'beloved'. The power of adoption is strong and I feel so blessed to be adopted into God's kingdom through Jesus' love for me. A love that covers a multitude of sin.
Designs By Sessa sometime! You can follow our adoption story and see what God has in store for us ahead, as well as, quite a handful of sewing projects!