An Old Dress, A New Hope
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
I do a little knitting. So these ads come up on my social media feeds for a website for craft classes. I don't sew, but I saw this ad for a class for sewing these neat looking colorful wallets. I immediately thought of my small stash of vintage dresses. These dresses are smaller than I could ever hope to be. I purchased them many moons ago when I was thin, and they were too small for me then. I've kept them all these years because of the fabric - the fabric is soooo colorful and bright and pretty. I have been thinking about having them made into purses for ages. Today when I saw the ad for the sewing wallets, initially I thought - my dresses and these wallet patterns are a perfect match. But...
This week I started following the interval running program from From Fat To Finish Line - Run Your First Mile. And just today was my first day of jogging. I have tried many times in the past to start running and I've never reached this goal. I was encouraged to start because it's only a mile (not a couch to 5k, which by the way, I've never completed). And I've always wanted to be able to just run a freaking mile, ya know?
I've had more starts then I've had finishes in my life. I've purchased more vintage dresses than I can fit into, dreamed of more craft projects than I could ever finish in three lifetimes, and started a running program for about 2 seconds more times than I care to mention. But today, after picturing totally fab homemade wallets in bright bold beautiful colors, I paused, feeling my sore shins and calves from a mere 3 minutes total of not really running and I'm thinking maybe, just maybe, those dresses need to stay right where they are on their hangers for a little while longer.