Sewing Lessons


The Old Cloth and the New
© 1999 Mercedes Douglas


The Old Cloth and the New

Stitched in time the thread is pulled from its spool.

Spinning and spinning it’s joined together with the

the thread of another.

Side by side they move and take their ride, up and

down they go.

Their ride goes on and on until they reach the edge,

then they are knotted together to remain strong

to keep the fabric together.

Another stitch, another thread in and out of the

fabric, the rich cloth that was once looked at as

scraps, pieces of a dream, the dream that

waits for the dawning.

It came alive when the instrument and

music came together.

The sound of joy, the sound of peace.

Can you hear it, softly in the distance?

The thread is fitted tight now with fabric, it

is complete.

Hemmed in the right places, without excess alterations.

From one moment to the next what looked like

a mystery, a misery, turned out to be

a great piece of work.

Waiting Around


Waiting Around
© 2014 Mercedes Douglas

You didn’t want to wait around to see what would happen next
You were impatient and gave up

         So your dream went unfulfilled

If you hung in there; if you pushed yourself a little farther or
even complained less, then you would have been on your
way to success

It’s not too late to turn around and start again, but this time
don’t rush it. Be mindful, be purposeful and be your own
advocate

That dream, your dream, it’s still there….  just waiting on you

Reducing Clutter -Part I


My home is clutter free and everything is in its own space (nice and neat), well, that’s how it is in my mind. I’ve decided this is the year to reduce clutter;  it’s not a resolution, it’ll be a way of life and throughout the year I’ll post suggestions on how I’m reducing clutter and maybe it’ll help you.

Two things fell apart  and stopped working last year, the old “big back” TV and a microwave. They both sat in the house for months just collecting dust while I tried to find their final resting place. After researching a few places I found out I could either earn a few dollars from a recycling plant or drop off the items to be recycled, I decided to go with the latter. The car was loaded with the old appliances and the fine folks at Best Buy willing took the old appliances, FREE.  there are some exceptions, but Best Buy’s recycling program is pretty simple, find out more here.  So it was out with the old and made room for more space; home sweet home.

Casually speaking and all the best,
Mercedes