"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Simple Woman's Handbook

For today...Thursday, September 29, 2011.....

Outside my window....it's sunny and warm.

I am thankful....for my family.

From the learning rooms....we're studying the Great Awakening, and having fun watching our ant farm.

In the kitchen....I just finished making 2 loaves of oatmeal bread.

I am wearing....a jean skirt and a white top.

I am creating....sewing fall/winter skirts for my girls.

I am going....south for the week-end.

I am wondering.... if the weather will co-operate.

I am reading....The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.

I am hoping....that I will get some cleaning done this afternoon.

I am looking forward to....seeing my grandsons this week-end.

I am hearing....the laughter of my children outside.

Around the house....my windows need to be washed.

I am pondering....how to simplify my life.

One of my favorite things....seeing my hubby's truck coming up the driveway at the end of the day.

A few plans for the rest of the week....packing for the trip, cleaning the house, and cleaning our van.

Here's a photo for thought that I'm sharing....

....one of  my son's sunflowers...notice the bee.  :)

Have blessed day,

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Monday, September 26, 2011

The Homemaker's Character Alphabet

 A ble and adept
B eautifully blessed
C apable
D edicated to home and family
E cnourages others
F aithful,even in the small things
G entle and kind
H er husband trusts in her
I n all things she gives thanks
J udges quality and price when making a purchase
K eeps her pantry stocked
L oving instruction comes from her lips
M emory maker of the home
N obility and grace surround her
O rganization is a continually growing skill
P recious is her heart
Q uiet and meek spirit
R emembers to help those in need
S trength and honor clothe her
T rustworthy and thrifty
U nderstands her limitations
V enerable and respected
W orks with willing hands
X ample for others
Y earns to be useful
Z ealous in her duties

"The wise woman builds her house,
   But the foolish pulls it down with her hands." - Proverbs 14:1

Have a blessed day,

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Women of God

"Women of God can never be like the women of the world.
The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender.
There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind.                                      There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined.
There are enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith.
           We have enough greed; we need more goodness.
           We have enough vanity; we need more virtue.
           We have enough popularity; we need more purity."

                                                                                       -  Margaret D. Nadauld

"A gracious woman retains honor.."  -  Proverbs 11:16

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Have a blessed day,

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Simple Woman's Handbook

For today.....

Outside my window...it is dark. The sun hasn't made its appearance yet.

I am thinking...about all that needs to be done today.

I am thankful... for my salvation.

From the learning rooms...Bible flannelgraphs, Art appreciation day, read alouds, and lots more fun stuff.

In the kitchen...waffles for breakfast.

I am wearing...a black top and a denim skirt.

I am creating...patchwork skirts for my girls.

I am going...to the thrift store to drop off donations.

I am wondering...if I will find some children's classic books while we're there.

I am reading... (other than the Bible) "In My Father's House" by Corrie ten Boom. This book chronicles the years of the ten Boom family before "The Hiding Place". It's a wonderful book!

I am hoping...in the Lord Jesus.

I am looking forward to...spending the entire day with my children.

I am hearing...our rooster, Elmer, crow.

Around the house...laundry needs to be done...a never-ending chore.

I am pondering...how time passes so quickly.

One of my favorite things...hearing the laughter of my children.

A few plans for the rest of the week...working in the garden, a trip to the grocery store, and (possibly) a family field trip on Saturday.

Here's a picture for thought I want to share...

This photo was taken from our front yard a few months ago...a beautiful reminder of the handiwork of our Creator. (Psalm 19:1)

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Have a blessed day,


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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Skirts For My Girls

One day last spring, my 2 youngest daughters were running around outside in long skirts - and barefoot. They were playing in the freshly plowed dirt of our garden and having a blast. That evening, they asked me to make them some "Little House on the Prairie skirts". I told them I would, but I soon realized that I didn't have enough material - only scraps.

Then, a few days later, a dear friend of mine told me that she had done some spring cleaning and had 2 white trash bags full of material. She asked me if I wanted it. I immediately said, "Yes!" The material was beautiful: summer prints, winter plaids, and even autumn-themed material. I couldn't wait to get started!

But first, I had to find a pattern. There were many skirt patterns to choose from, but I found one specially made for young girls to sew. I made a total of 12 skirts from this pattern!  (My seven-year-old made her first skirt from this pattern.)

The pattern is Simplicity # 2576. Here's the link for it..http://www.simplicity.com/p-1535-childgirl-skirts.aspx  
Note: the pattern doesn't have a ruffle at the bottom of the skirt. I added that myself.

Here are some photos of the skirts for my girls.......

"The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace; her clothing is woven with gold." - Pslam45:13

Have a blessed day,

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