We listened to John Hagee, Sr. this morning who spoke on "Financial Prosperity". That is Jerry's favorite sermon -- so much so -- he took the notes today.
When Jerry and I were first married, we joined a Nazarene church because that is the kind of church I was raised in -- well, one of the kinds. He was 7th Day Adventist, but didn't care where we went. I was raised from the time I was in diapers to believe that you pay one cent out of every dime to the Lord -- one cent out of every dime to Savings -- and 8 cents out of every dime to yourself. Always sounded like a fair deal to me. When we were old enough to receive a dime for an allowance, Daddy made us keep a ledger of what we spent it on. A GREAT lesson, and I am thankful today for Daddy's teaching.
Jerry had heard about tithe in his church, but didn't really have any interest in paying it. Only his Mother attended church, and I'm not sure she went very often. When the offering basket would come down our row at the Nazarene church, Jerry might pull out a whole dollar bill and toss it in.
ANYWAY, Hagee was talking about Financial Prosperity this morning -- Luke 6:38 --and here are the points Jerry wrote down:
It is impossible to receive without giving.
God controls the economy. There is no such thing as "fixed income" in the Kingdom of God.
And NOW for the garment I made today that is NOT a blouse and it is NOT a pair of pants. It is Phylly again. She Skyped me yesterday, and I asked her what she was making. She held up a brand new camisole she was working on for our Louise Cutting class in Tulsa in a few weeks. WELLLLLLLL, I certainly couldn't let Phylly have a new camisole for the class and not me!
The thing is -- and most of my sewing pals probably already know this -- when you go to these classes, you are in a room full of women. All the women are sewing something and then putting it off and on and off and on and off and on -- and you either stand around half the time in your bra and panties, or you take some decent cover-ups you don't mind sitting and sewing in. Hence, the camisoles. We will be making blouses.
I was working on a Christine Jonson shell pattern yesterday, and I was using some fabric I bought from Peggy Sagers that I decided I hated. And when I was sewing the shell, I cut a hole into the apex trying to remove the stitching of the bust dart. That ticked me off, so I threw it on the floor. I think it is still there.
When I decided to quit that project and make a camisole, I decided to use what was left of the ugly fabric, which is a lightweight knit, as my "muslin" for the first camisole. I am typing this post to you while wearing my new camisole, but not before I snapped several pictures of it. The next one will turn out a lot better, and it will be a lot prettier -- I hope!!! I'll have to go through my fabrics for a pretty rayon.