It's been a rough week around these parts, the kind of week where the little inconveniences of a fire in the dryer and a broken dishwasher and croupy colds all around pale in comparsion to real life tragedy (that's my stepbrother talking to ABC).
I have attempted to sew, but all those pre-sewing details have stood in the way. It's tricky to do the pre-washing of fabric when the dryer isn't functioning. At long last, I finally have this delicious pile ready for pressing and cutting.
And I did get around to that necessary but tedious pattern tracing.
Of course, I'd need to clear the table to actually pin the pattern to fabric and get going. And I will. Probably today. But right now, I'm kind of pleased that day after day our table looks like this. We're getting it done and that's a good thing.
In addition to all that reading and all this reading, the only other reading I've done is my C. S. Lewis Bible (I'm very fond of Lewis' quotes interspersed throughout) and Youcat. When Youcat first burst onto the scene, there was a considerable amound of grumbling. I don't know if it's that my Facebook feed at the time was particularly contrary or what, but people seemed to think it wasn't Catholic enough? So, I just didn't even take a look. I ordered it the other day, along with the study guide and the prayer book. It begins with an invitation to read from Pope Benedict. I think he's Cahtolic enough, no? I think it's going to work beautifully in a discussion format with my middle- and high-schoolers. I'm well pleased.
That's all I've got for today.
What are you reading and sewing this week?
I am eager to hear!
Or are you embroidering? Pulling a needle with thread through lovely fabric to make life more beautiful somehow? Would you share with us just a single photo (or more) and a brief description of what you're up to? Will you tell us about what you're reading, also? Would you talk sewing and books with us? I'd love that so much.