Monday, May 20, 2013

Aprons & A Fork Story

It’s Monday! Nothing like a fresh clean slate to start the week, right?!
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you’ve probably seen a lot of sewing pictures lately.  Well that’s because I’ve been sewing. Ha!  I’m such a mystery sometimes lolDSC_0017
I decided that I wanted to celebrate the mother’s in my smallgroup from church (Hi ladies!) with a homemade apron for Mother’s Day.  As I made each apron, I prayed specifically for that mom for the next year to be rooted in the Lord, to be a source of strength, peace, and encouragement for her children, for divine patience and maximized rest.  I selected a specific verse for her that I felt the Lord was leading me to pray, and let each mom know their verse.  I think people like to know how they are being prayed for.
I selected the fabric that I thought each mom would like and got to pinning, cutting, ironing, & sewing.DSC_0782-2Collage 3Collage 4Collage 1Collage 2

I included The Fork Story on the front of the bag pinned on with fabric pins.  I’m not sure where I got this story from (sorry!).  I also included my favorite verse of scripture to pray for others: Numbers 6:24-26.DSC_0857-2DSC_0850-2
The Fork Story
A woman diagnosed with a terminal illness, asked her Pastor to come to her home to discuss her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at her funeral, and what scriptures she wanted read, and which outfit she wanted to be buried in.
Then she said, “One more thing…I want to be buried with a fork in my hand.” The pastor was surprised.
The woman explained, “In all my years of attending church socials and potluck dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably say to everyone, ‘Keep your fork.’ It was my favorite time of the dinner, because I knew something better was coming like velvety chocolate cake or deep dish apple pie – something wonderful.”
So it’s your turn….
Keep Your Fork.
The best is yet to come.
I think they liked them, at least I hope that they did lol   If you know someone who enjoys to cook and you would like to pray for them, I think this would be a great gift.  It really is a great blessing to others, but also to yourself to serve others with your gifts.
I plan on sewing a lot more this summer.  Do you have any suggestions for what I should tackle next?
Hope y’all have a great start to your week!
xoxo Darby


Meg O. said...

Wow, you are such a nice friend! I am certain those moms LOVED the aprons. They are SO cute!!! And the fork story... what a sweet addition to the bag!

Suze said...

Beautiful aprons and beautiful story!

Unknown said...

I LOVE THIS! I was waiting for the whole story to pop up on here !! I seriously LOVE it!

Nadine said...

These aprons are so beautiful and what a thoughtful, sweet gift to give! You are so talented! I would love to learn how to sew one day.

Lauren said...

That is so sweet and thoughtful, and the aprons are so cute, too! I am sure they all loved them and were extra surprised to receive a mother's day gift from a friend, not their child!

Susan Fleming said...

I will cherish this story very close to my heart forever

Ari @ The Pace of it All said...

You are so super talented, friend! I love the aprons you made, they came out so cute. And that story is really great, so hopeful! :)

Jessica K said...

You are an amazing woman and friend! How thoughtful and kind of you. I love the story, but more so that you prayed specifically for each lady! As a mom, I can't tell you how warming it feels, to know someone is thinking about you and your struggles! AWESOME!

Sarah said...

These are beautiful! What a blessing for those are so thoughtful!

Whitney H said...

How sweet! You are so talented. I love those aprons!

Lindsey Nicole said...

I absolutely love these!! And the story behind them! We need to be friends again soon and if you bring one of these along I would be okay with that ;)

P.S. - I found an amazing coffee place and thought of you!

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