Ahnalin is afraid of Leprechauns.
Last year, she had a few nightmares about them
around St. Patrick's Day,
but then didn't talk about them
She worried a few times that India would be hurt or kidnapped
by leprechauns and did not believe us when we told her
it would not happen.
India came home safe, bearing gifts, and Ahnalin was so relieved!
Yesterday, when we were discussing what she would wear today
to kindergarten, I showed her the dress I was cutting
out for her.
She told me her dress had to be solid green or
"The leprechauns will take my clothes off!!"
Thankfully, her teacher sent her a message that
leprechauns LIKE prints so they will not
Still, she panicked!!
Even after I informed her that (GASP!)
leprechauns are NOT real, she cried.
"Why would my teacher LIE to me Mama???"
EY YI YI!
I told her that she did not really lie, it was more like a fun story.
So, we had to pray that Jesus would help her anxiety to go away
so that she could enjoy kindergarten to day.
She still is concerned, but I hope she is having fun.
Ok, I KNOW this does not have shamrocks,
or look even remotely Irish.
But I am serious about sewing out of my stash right now.
And I had purchased this a year ago,
and true to form,
had "let it age".
I am not sure how old the rick rack is but you can
see that whoever bought it, paid 45 cents for it.
I am sure it was given to me by someone years ago.
I have a "thing" for vintage rick rack.
I love it so much, but sometimes,
I have a hard time using it because
I love those little packages so much.
Yes, just another weird thing about me.
The selvage is from the fabric.
It is called "Monaluna"
for Robert Kaufman.
I only had 1 1/2 yards so I used nearly every inch!
I just noticed that Ahnalin is not wearing shoes and
her hair is still wet in these pictures.
Yet another "bad mama" moment for me.
But hey, I was up until 2:00 AM sewing this for her,
so what do you expect from a crazy woman?
And let's just be honest here, ok?
Do I really do this for her?
Do I really just sew so my children will
have pretty clothes?
They definitely enjoy the clothes.
They like to look pretty.
It makes them feel special, secure,
But it is also,
Sewing lovely clothing,
for my children, and for others,
gives me great joy.
When I can go into my stash,
pull out some yardage and trim,
and "create" something wearable from almost nothing,
I feel such a sense of accomplishment.
It is something little that I can do well.
I can feel just a teeny touch
of the creativity
that God felt
when He created the Heavens and the Earth.
And I can say, just like He did,
"It is good."
I pray you have a special day.
I pray that you do not experience
"leprechaun anxiety" or any other kind.
And I pray that you feel a sense of accomplishment today.