Day 248 - Stitch Together.
Awe, hello. Good to see you this fine Saturday. It's been quite a week to say the least. When a week like this bubbles up, nostalgia seems make a big entrance. It is as if, thinking about the past clears the way for the future. Today, I was remembering how my mother taught be to sew. At the young age of 5, I remember sitting on her lap, the loud purr of the sewing machine echoing in my ears as we pushed strips of fabric through the sewing machine to make a bean toss. It was pretty amazing that our hands together created something from a few pieces of scrap. It was one of those moments I will always hold tight.
It's been 30 or more years since I sat down to sew. With all this nostalgia swirling, I pulled out a sewing machine to see what I remembered. As I sat with my 5 year old, all the teachings my mom passed on to me, came flooding back. I showed her how to glide the fabric through the machine and turn the work. After demonstrating how to whip stitch the pillow project, we took a few pieces of fabric created something together. It was pretty magical having her on my lap while passing on a skill I learned from my mom years ago.
Today, pass on a skill that you learned long ago. Create a connection from the past to the present. Perhaps grandma taught you the best way to make noodles? Maybe Uncle Joe taught you the secret way to throw curve ball? Cousin Lilly showed you how grow the best roses? Or your friend Julie schooled you on how to make the best mix tape? Pass on that skill on today to someone. Stitch together people in your life by passing on a skill from the past.
Well, have terrific Saturday. I hope it's magical for you and see you tomorrow kids!