Weekly Challenge: Sewing and Trust

Friday, November 12, 2010

It's Friday! Hooray! It's been a busy week for me. How about you? I've been working my fingers to the bone again this week. I'm getting ready for my first ever show. My friend Julie is hosting a Christmas Shopping Show next week at Pure Dental here in Dallas and I will have a booth there. (Thursday, November 18th @ 7:00 if you're local) My goal/challenge is to have everything ready by the week's end. Lofty goal. Here's a look at some of the new pieces I've been working on for the show. (please excuse the poor photography)

What's that? You say you can't make it to Dallas for the event? No worries. I will be adding many of these to my etsy shop as well.

Now onto the second part of this week's challenge. My focus: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight. Have you ever looked at the backside of a tapestry? It's not very pretty. It's a jumbled mess. That's me - my life at times. If I choose to look at my life with my own eyes and my own understanding it's a mess and I'm sure to get lost in the tangles every time. But if I trust the Creator of the tapestry to weave His perfect design, I can rest assured that the end result will be one of beauty. Life doesn't make sense sometimes and there's really no point in us trying to make sense of what we don't understand. So I am trying to let go of my design. My "control".

How about you? What have your weekly challenges looked like? Happy Weekend. May you rest in the beautiful chaos of life. xo


  1. LOVE the bags! So cute...and trendy...and practical... Love them!

    ...and interesting that I posted that same verse on my blog just last night! Yes, the daily struggle of letting go of control and trusting His!

    Keep pressing on friend!

  2. LOVE the gray tote with the plaid ruffle! And the plaid tote with the ruffle!
    Please keep us posted on when you add them to the shop!!

    Happy Friday :)

  3. Yeah! How fun! I love the little bags with the ruffles. And of course your words are so good. I was noticing all the trials I have had since the beginning of summer this year and thinking no wonder I feel like a mess, but my husband pointed out to me all the things coming back into place last night. I'm so thankful for him and for having a companion who is my other set of eyes sometimes.

  4. what you said about being a mess and looking at your world through your eyes instead of trusting god really resonates with me. thanks for reminding us of this beautiful verse. it's my mantra for today-
    thanks for the positivity and reminding us to seek him!

    btw- where is the drive in you went to??? it looks so fun! taylor and i wanted to check it out:)

  5. Your bags are beautiful Brooke! I love all the ruffles and darts (is that what they are called?). I especially like the simplicity of the brown bag with the single pleat. Really lovely!

  6. You have some really lovely designs Brooke and I bet they will sell like hotcakes!! Happy sewing x

  7. Your bags are absolutely gorgeous, Brooke! I especially like the gray with the plaid ruffle. It's so beautiful. Amazing work!

  8. 1. i am so impressed by your designs.

    2. i am clinging to to that verse this week.

  9. wow, LOVE that tapestry analogy! I hope your show goes great! xoxo


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