-- get busy sewing for winter needs!But it really wasn't what I meant. I had an email from a wonderful sister saying she knew I could manage that list with ease and certainly encouraged me....
The list is simple -- 4 dresses/aprons, 2 coverings, nightgown, slip/bloomers
4 pants/shirts, 2 vests for church, pajama sets
but, I sort of mislead ya'll with the wording of that list.
Yes, we need 4 dresses/aprons...but it's 4 times 5 daughters, then myself. Same with the coverings and nightgowns and underthings.
And the 4 outfits and 2 vests...that would be 4 and 2 times 3 sons.
All in all, over the next month -- with The Lord's blessing and mercy -- we will get together a complete range of sewing including 24 dresses/aprons, 10 coverings, 5 nightgowns and several underthings for us ladies of the homestead, and 12 sets of pants and shirts, 6 vests for church and assorted pjs and boxers and the like.
Whew...personally, I like the way it sounded first :o)
Sorry for the confusion....but I do appreciate the encouragement and the prayers about its accomplishment by the end of October. Yes, we should be able to do it easily enough. My daughters rather sew with a heart of 'begrudgment' (LOL...no, that isn't a real word, but it fits my needs). The eldest is having some attitude issues that are about to get her locked into a closet until Prince Charming shows up to claim her...and the next eldest, well, she likes to sew, but she lacks patience and gets frustrated because she feels she should know how to do more already. And yes, I know this is all a throwback to the poor training I've done. There is nothing like watching your lapses and short-falls in sowing come back in the reaping. Very revealing and very humbling.
I don't know how some parents manage without The Lord and lots of prayer.