When I was growing up, I would take my mom’s fabric remnants and use her sewing machine to make some fun and funky garmets-like tops with only one sleeve and fancy pants with zippers down the front of each leg that would open way up to the top of each thigh. Then I would dress up in these and pretend I was a sexy dancer….
Since then, I always had my own sewing machine for any fun or necessary projects-from making unique pillows to heming my pants. Actually I should say that I HAD a sewing machine until about 8 years ago when I met Kathy, a single mom who was struggling to provide for her young daughter.
Kathy not only loved to sew, but found she could save alot of money by making all the clothes she and her daughter needed. (She also had a friend who owned a fabric shop and gave her discounts) One day when I was visiting her, Kathy was in a very low emotional place because her sewing machine had died on her. She didn’t have money to buy another one and her daughter needed a costume for a school event.
Although I knew I’d miss it immensely, I gave Kathy my machine that day and was glad I could help her.
Soon after that , Kathy moved away and I haven’t thought of her in a long time. But in the last few weeks , I’ve thought of how nice it would be to be able to alter some clothes and get serious about a garmet line I’ve been thinking of creating.
And a few days ago, out of the blue, I received a phone call from my web designer telling me she had a family sewing machine that she’d like to gift someone…
the sewing machine -I am remembering Kathy and the one I gave her 8 years ago -There’s a saying ” what goes around , comes around.”…and like a boomerang , I see that my gifting a sewing machine has come back to my being gifted one.
Random Acts of kindness DO come back around.
Have you seen how your good actions have come back to you in wonderful ways? I’d love to have you leave a comment sharing them.