Let me tell you what I've learned about that. The MORE you do it, the easier it becomes! I can do it, and I have done it. If someone gives me advice, I really listen to it. If it is good, I apply it. It it isn't, I discard it.
I'll give you one example, although I could give you dozens.
When I was in my early 20's -- divorced and had a little girl -- I met a really good-looking guy. He was tall, dark and very handsome. He had muscles on top of his muscles! I have always been attracted to muscular
"Joy! Don't be an idiot! Take a picture of the guy with the muscles and hang it over your fireplace, but keep the one who TREATS YOU RIGHT!"
Here it is, 37 years later, and I am married to the man that treated me nice. He also got his teeth fixed shortly after we were married -- gained weight and joined a health spa -- and he put on more muscles than the other guy had! I think he is the most handsome man in the world, and I love him even more as the years go by.
Anyhow, just trying to prove to you that I not only agree with Hagee's sermon this morning, I have applied it to my life. Therefore, I know it is possible. Hagee said, "When you want something you have never had, you must do something you have never done." SO TRUE! I wish we could teach our young people this. They don't want to listen to advice, never mind ever take any. They suffer so much for it.
Hagee said we can be saturated with the favor of God. I believe that is true, and that is what I live for. Hope you do too.
AND finally, Hagee gave these 3 things necessary for change to happen in 2013 in our homes:
1. The BIBLE must have a prominent place in your life. Abe Lincoln ready it every morning!
2. PRAY. A prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian.
3. GIVE and it shall be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over! (Luke 6:38)
And, YES, I am working on my THIRD cowl neck knit top. I am like that. I don't want it just good enough. I want it to be the BEST I can do it. Hagee said something about that too this morning. He said, "Good is the enemy of better, and better is the enemy of best." So true!
I do have one picture to show you. I want you to see the difference between a D bust dart and a B bust dart. For those of you who don't sew, let me say that in order to sew you HAVE TO KNOW your bust cup size. To find out what it is, you measure around the fullest part of your bust. Then you measure around just underneath your bust around your body. Then you subtract the small number from the big number. The difference in the two numbers tell you your bust cup size. Before me DESM diet, the answer I came up with was 7 inches. I measured yesterday, and I am only 5 inches now. THEREFORE, I made a new cowl neck SFD pattern with a B dart instead of a D dart. Here is a picture.
You can see that there is a THREE INCH difference in these two patterns. If you double that to include both sides of your front, it is a SIX INCH difference. I will cut this new pattern out tomorrow and show you what difference it makes in the cowl. I don't want a big bunch of fabric folds lying on my chest. I just want a gentle waterfall that I don't have to constantly adjust the folds in. I'll keep you posted.