It’s been a fun week here on the blog. Last Wednesday, I shared my story about stitching on my finger. I think I must have hit a nerve when 155 of you left a comment! Thank you for sharing your stories, reading some of your experiences made me count my blessings. In fact, my injury was minor, more frightening than damaging. I have healed completely. The only scar I’m sporting is a stronger appreciation for the power of my embroidery machine. I have all kinds of tools near my machine now – pencils, skewers and chopsticks. I look at them like potholders – I wouldn’t pick up a hot pan without protecting my hand, so the same goes in my sewing room!
Monday’s blog, written by my sister, Marie Zinno, was spot on. I hope you had a chance to read it and even more so, embrace it. She encouraged all of us to focus on creativity this week, not shopping. Instead of hitting the mall, spend some time in your sewing room. Share a favorite technique with a family member or friend. If you’re by yourself, give yourself the gift of time spent doing your favorite hobby.
If you are out and about, stop by your local sewing machine dealer. They work so hard to provide all of us with education, tools and inspiration. Wish them a Happy Thanksgiving and let them know how much you appreciate them.
I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. May you spend it with those you love and find time to count your blessings.
The winner of the last assignment answered the following question:
So come on, tell me, have you ever stitched on your finger? You don’t need to share the gory details; just a yes or no and you’ll be entered to win a $20 gift card to dzgns.com !
The winner is:
Fran: “Yes, I hate to admit it but I have sewn a finger more than once.”