Hemstitching gives a secure and pretty edge for the fringe on this cotton throw. At the beginning of the throw, I measure out a length of the weft thread for the stitching. And now, at the end, I roll off enough thread from the shuttle’s quill to use for the final hemstitching.
I’m always afraid of cutting the length of thread too short. So, I measure off four times the width of the warp, with a pinch extra just in case. That’s too long, and I know it. But I do it anyway. And then, I have a very long thread to pull through every stitch, with the tangles and knots that go with it.
In trying to be perfect, I miss perfection by a long shot. If I measure out more than enough of my own goodness, surely I’ll have plenty to enter heaven, right? But the perfection of heaven requires perfection. It’s impossible for me to be good enough, smart enough, or successful enough to reach perfection. Heaven is for the imperfect. We, the imperfect, enter heaven’s perfection by trusting in the only perfect one, Jesus Christ. His goodness, measured out for us, is precisely enough.
May you know when enough is enough.
6 thoughts on “Hemstitching Thread”
Great analogy between perfection here and in heaven…and about recognition that getting into heaven required the death of Jesus. Beautiful weaving and instructions, also! Thanks and God Bless! 🙂
That’s right, Joyce, His cross is our bridge.
Amen and Amen! I also measure out way too much thread for hemstitching…knots and all!
May God Bless you!
Hi Linda, Glad to know I’m not the only one. 🙂
Blessings to you,
Thank you for sharing what Christ is to you – and wants to be to all of us!
And, my perfection is not perfection either – and I always measure out “4 times plus a pinch”. LOL
Hi Ruth, As hard as we try, perfection is out of reach. You do that, too? I feel better already. Haha