Ok, that may appear to be too dramatic of a title for this post but after this afternoon, I'm desperate. Remember the post in which I ask for your advice in a closure for the jacket from Butterick 5142? I ordered the cute little leather buckle closure from M&J trim. Shipping was a little slower than I'm used to (maybe 2 weeks) but it finally arrived and had been sitting in my sewing room on my cutting table for at least a month when I decided to organize. I SWEAR I put it right next to the sewing machine since the jacket was an active project.
Ya know where this is going, right? The jacket has been done for a month except for the sleeve lining and the closure. After finishing the hand sewn sleeve lining this afternoon, I spent 30 minutes trying to find the damn buckle, with no success. It's in a SAFE PLACE, PEOPLE!!!
So.... after some cursing and slamming cabinets, I realized I needed to do something else. St. Anthony came to mind! According to Wikipedia: St. Anthony of Padua is invoked thousands (maybe millions!) of times daily to help find items that have been lost. This novena, or nine-day prayer, to find a lost article reminds us as well that the most important goods are spiritual.
Pray along with me folks:
St. Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find the cute little buckle closure which has been lost. At least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favor, I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.