Friday, February 22, 2013

Silver Lining in the Bloomers!



Hello Everyone, Just plodding along. I have a lot of work to do today. I just wanted to share a little with you of my little mini-mini whim of a project. Hmmm....A Whim of a Project.  It almost sounds like an old fashioned Grace Livingston Hill book doesn't it? : )

The other day I took a nice look at these like-new strange little girdle pants I somehow talked myself into buying at a name brands for less store several years ago. Never worn, and I have no idea what drove me to buy them. I think they were on clearance? They really weren't very good girdle pants, they could stretch a mile!  Plus. I don't wear girdles. My grandma and mom way back when wore those torture devices.  But these wouldn't do anyone any good anyhow even if I did.  My daughters and I decided too, if a garment is that tight we shouldn't be wearing it anyhow.  It's true if you think about it!  : )

To make a long story short, I was going to toss the bloomers in the give-away bag and I noticed the trim was lovely on these bloomers.

I had already cut the little embroidered flower off and had it in my jewelry box.  I saw one of my once favorite skirts in my closet that had a little patch on it.  The little hand-sewn patched place gave me hesitance in wearing my once-favorite skirt.  Aha! The flower went perfectly on the little sewn place! I think it really adds to the romantic look of the skirt too.  I now have a new improved on skirt to wear!




You know what else these stretchy little bloomers had on them?  Lace! S-tre-tch-y lace around each leg!  I pulled out my pinking shears and with a few clips and nooooo sewing I have two romantic lace hairbands!  Here I am wearing one here.  I decided some red lipstick would be fun to wear yesterday.  Some days are like that.  A red lipstick kind of day...  I look a little concerned here. Yikes.  I was probably thinking all I had to do and that flylady was going to take away my wings if I didn't get flyin'! : )






Last but not least...I found these sweet little flat synthetic moccasins at Payless the other day for only $9.00.  I put my own insoles in my shoes and I'm good to go. My mom bought me these Valentines socks, she knows I don't eat candy so I had fun wearing these yesterday with my denim skirt....I like this skirt. I got it at a resale shop and it's a bit big...but sooo perfect for home or even grocery shopping etc. I can wear leggings, black thermals with the skirt and It's great for the winter. 

What all have y'all been up to?

Li Li & Mar are home today, Li Li is helping with the house. Mar is studying.  I'm washing a ton.   I'm doing leftovers for supper with a new olive bread loaf to jazz those leftovers up a bit.

That symphony the girls attended?  Front row center seats!  The overplayed cd I had turned off last week?.... The sweet celloist was in the orchestra, she spoke to the girls from stage, it was a neat intimate concert.: )  Ana Maria Martinez sang so pretty, (I saw the tape of her on Li Li's phone singing O Mio Babino Caro (My Beloved Father) by Puccini.  That is a song we can recognize. : ) So pretty, makes me think of my Italian Grandpa.  She has sang Time to Say Goodbye with Bocelli.  I love that one so much...That was sung at my Italian Grandma's funeral.  Oh that one sooo gets to me for many reasons.

I better go...It's a rather dreary day outside, I do hear an airplane flying overhead...That reminds me of...My Daddy. He flew for a hobby for many years and many times would fly over our house, he tells me now of missions he refused. He has many true stories, they are most interesting. Those years after the Camelot years...Oh how the country was changing.  I know he would fly again if he could. His eyesight won't permit though bless his heart.  At 83 his mind is sharp as a tack thank God.

God is Faithful.

Let me know how you are if you get the druthers. : )

Love & Peace in Christ, Don't forget Joy!  Remember, many times there is a silver lining in those bloomers! : )     ~Amelia

4 comments:

Beloved's Bride said...

So nice that the girls enjoyed the concert. I look foward to the time when all of us can go to such pleasures again. The baby just isn't quite quiet enough yet.

Oh, those older aviators! Such heroes. They were so very brave! My beloved would love to talk to him, I just know it. When you get a chance get the girls to show you on my fb page Chris' spin video.

I love your remakes! I need to do more of that! yes, I do!

Amelia said...

Hello Beautiful Bride, : ) What a blessing to hear from you this fine Sunday!

I know how it is on the symphony...Even with no tiny ones, it is rather expensive. It's such a Blessing for Marianna to receive those tickets from her thoughtful old boss. Totally from the Lord!

My dad would enjoy talking with Chris. He tells me that the missions he refused later on were mainly because he had a little girl at home. (me) <3

On the remakes? Look out for stretch lace on leggings, tops etc. You just clip it right off, (it's already sewn together in a round). No sewing! You can also clip cuffs from socks etc. to make hairbands, elastic from tights too. Tadah! Finished! Instant hair and ponytail bands! : )

I hope you are doing great this evening. It is such a blessing to hear from you.

Beloved's Bride said...

It is extremely cute, Mrs. Amelia. And, you look adorable in that picture! - Carmen

The Saxophone Player's Wife said...

Hello, Amelia!

Thank you for your comments on the recent posts I've written. I appreciate all you shared regarding my Mother.

I wish Blogger made it easier to stay connected to other bloggers. I haven't been here much at all, so I am looking forward to catching-up. I always enjoy reading your posts and learning about your life in Texas.

God bless you and your girls and your hubby. Hope you are all well.

God bless you today with His richest blessings----peace, love, and joy unspeakable!

In Him,
Caroline