So FARM. Lessee........Sewing! Oh yes; that one skill I am still trying to master. I have a sewing machine from maybe 1965. It's in pretty good shape. I got it for $10 at an auction and it came nested inside this very pretty cherry laminate wooden table with three drawers. Handy dandy. One of my first projects on it was this skirt:
I didn't use a pattern. I simply laid the fabric on my bed. Used a yard stick to cut at approximately the same angle on both sides, then sewed it up and put elastic in the waist band. Ziiiiip! Done.
Easy peasy. Too easy. I have to challenge myself with sewing and I'm not doing a very good job of it which is not like me. I think I just have to love what I'm working with. "Do what you love" and all that. Annnnnd therein lies the problem.
If I'm on a farm, I'm not going to be able to do what I love on a whim. "Oh. I feel like.........knitting today" etc. That will not fly. I will have to, as my father says, suck it up, and do what I have to do. So what's the lesson here (there's always a lesson). I think our society is geared towards pinballing from one preferred stimulus to the next based on knee-jerk, whimsical desires. Now, don't get me wrong, you can't always treat your life as ser'ous bidness. BUT if you never push through and do those things that must be done even though you don't feel like it, then you'll never know the self-respect that comes from having that discipline.
OH. Don't get me started on discipline! I'm still teaching myself that one. So off I go this weekend, to diligently work on learning to sew. Because seriously, I really don't think my husband is gonna wanna wear skirts.