Monday, July 25, 2011

Sew Difficult

Today is Thread the Needle Day! While today could be interpreted as a day to sew something, the phrase "thread the needle" means to find your way through a seemingly difficult task. In case you haven't ever sewn anything before, I can tell you that getting the thread through the needle's eye (thats the lil' hole) is actually very difficult. It's also unfortunately pretty key to the whole project. If you can't get that done, then chances are you won't get much of anything sewn.

That scenario perfectly fits the phrase. Oftentimes, you may find yourself in a very difficult and potentially damaging situation if you were to slip up. Much like the needle's eye, when it's put close enough to your eye (please make sure its the right end of the needle) you can see everything through it. You know that once you get through that horribly difficult area, everything else becomes as easy as 1-2-3.

So if you are in such a scenario, just know that while it may be hard, you should not give up. Sewing is a very useful task and if nobody did it, we'd all be wearing clothes with holes in them. Also, if you are looking at this holiday in the literal sense (which I apparently am), it would super cool of you to sew my a shirt. I could always use more of them. I wear an Adult Small in most every kind of shirt. Just... FYI.

Thanks for reading!

P.S. Knitting doesn't count.