Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sunday's Best: Week 9

"But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
                                                                                                          1 Corinthians 15:57

"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."  This has been my scripture for the last 3 weeks is what it feels like.  Actually its a scripture that I call on and meditate on very often.  When your building a business from nothing but your passion for sewing and the love of God you have no choice.  When your starting over after a divorce and trying to keep it all together for your children.  You have no choice.  and when you think that things couldn't worst but they do.  You have no choice.

When you decide to sew a maxi skirt and matching midriff top from cheap fabric and it turns into a nightmare project you have no choice.  That is how I felt about this whole project.  I started it last week in the haste of trying to save week 8's disaster project and didn't really think things through.  I also made the mistake of not thoroughly inspecting the fabric before purchasing it. I just looked at the color and price tag of the fabric and was like ".....yup! it'll work." Never again!

The problem with this fabric was the lace.  it stretched and ripped very easily.  To the point that I had to use my serger to sew it together but the hems were impossible to finish without ripping or slipping.  I originally made a matching top with the lace fabric, but I ended up having to toss it because the fabric along the neckline kept stretching and ripping.  I ended up having to buy a different fabric in a matching color to finish it.  I stepped away from this project more than once to problem solve my way through it. There were some other stumbling blocks along the way but there was such a tenacious spirit inside of me to finish it and finish it well.  I couldn't stop.

As soon as a problem arose a solution seemed to appear before I could be completely discouraged.  There were a few times that I wanted to leave it as is and just shoot for better the next project but it seemed like God wasn't satisfied with that decision and sent me a solution and the finance to fix it.

Which leads me to my lesson learned for the week.  I didn't plan this week's project out before I started it.  I also didn't really pray about it either.  I normally pray each week for God to give me vision for all of my personal projects.  I also normally think through the process, what patterns I will use, what technique will work etc.  but this week I didn't do this and it cost me double.  Double time and double the $$$$.  I find that my week goes so much better when I pray and I plan.

Despite it all God's grace still kept me so that I could experience Victory!  In the end I was very happy with my new skirt set.  Thank you Lord! Hallelujah!

Have a blessed week everyone.  May God give you a spirit of prayer and preparation as you enter into this next week!