I wanted to take time to make a separate blog about the sewing box I have for my independent-learning project. It means so much to me that I felt it was important to highlight this week. It is the sole reason why I am pursuing sewing. I will do my independent learning project progress later in the week but this deserved it’s own blog, in my opinion.
Here is the beauty…
This sewing box was my grandma’s who passed away 2 years ago. The bond between us was so strong. She was the one who picked me up every day from school, made me a bologna sandwich, and let me watch my favorite after school shows. My parents would pick me up from my grandma’s at 5:30 p.m. so I was with her for at least 2 hours after school each day until I was able to drive myself. Now looking back that time was so precious. I learned so many life lessons with her.
So, my sewing box is extremely sentimental to me. On my birthday when my parents gave me my brand new, shiny sewing machine my mom also gave me the sewing box (which she had to glue back together because it has been used for years to make clothes, blankets, afghans, repairs, dolls, etc.) and I promised her that I would keep it forever & pass it on to my daughter when she was ready to learn.
This sewing box is a reminder that even when I have days and weeks when I fail over & over that I need to keep trying, keep up the hard work & push to achieve my small goals so I can get to work on the big ones I have in store. My grandma was an amazing lady who had extreme perseverance, compassion, knowledge, and love. And this may seem like overboard for a sewing box but it’s just the inspiration that I need. There is always laundry, meal planning, exercise, cleaning, homework, reading, etc. to do but it’s important that I take time to dive in deep to this independent-learning project because it’s specific time set aside each week to pursue what I want to learn. It’s an amazing opportunity & this sewing box is my drive. I want to be able to show my daughter someday that this box has been used for at least 3 generations if not more.
So, to end this post, this is going to be my inspiration & this quote just sums it up perfectly.