Sometimes inspiration comes when we least expect it, and not always when we think we have time. Time has been of the essence lately as we are trying to get settled and using every extra spare minute doing "house stuff," as I research the best doors, appliances, or a building permit form.
I got my Visiting Teaching route just after we moved in the ward and I was able to see our new sisters soon after that. While we were visiting one of them, she told us how her car had just gotten broken into and the thieves stole her baby carrier.
The thought came..."you could totally make her a SweetPod!" My thoughts came next... "I can't, I don't have time." But that same thought came into my head over and over for a whole week. Along with it were other thoughts: "Never suppress a generous thought." "You have everything to make one." "You just need to do it."
Finally, I got smart, and did as the spirit directed and made her a SweetPod. I went through the stash and found some dec fabric and canvas left over from this pod. I also found some awesome Moda Cross Weave I had in my stash. At first I wasn't sure about the color, but I think the blue really pops out and looks great!
I had all the buckles, webbing, and foam, and even a SweetPod tag from Jessica, so it was all ready to go. I think sewing it up was kind of therapeutic for me as I thought about all of my Denver friends that I miss so much. And it felt great to MAKE something...I needed that. So, as always, service always benefits us more than those we serve.
We tried it on for size (Hazel had to make sure it tasted OK).
And three weeks after my first impressions, I gave away the SweetPod to a very excited and thankful mother. It felt so good.