My Word of the Week: Beginner

My Word of the Week: Beginner

On Saturday, I finally took the growing collection of bags and boxes to Goodwill, reorganized the things we planned to keep, and cleared a space where I could set up a card table and chair as a work station for myself. Then, I pulled out my mom’s old sewing machine — the one she gave me last fall and had been ignoring since — and set to work learning to sew.

Fix the Thing

Fix the Thing

I rolled the thread from the spool a length just past the end of my arm, thread light blue like a summer sky. I slipped it in the eye of the needle on the first try. I pulled the two loose ends together, smoothing out the distance back toward the needle. When all was...