Oh me oh my, it's been so long and I feel as if I've neglected my poor little blog. But I've been so busy with the work of home and all of that entails with the grand-littles, elderly parents and cooking nutritious dinners and all of that jazz...and yes, decluttering. Not stupidly throwing away things that might be needed but giving things away that I don't like anymore or don't fit. Or putting things in an evaluation bag for a year or so. (No pressure that way) With everything that goes...I haven't been able to squeeze blogging in and have not even known what to blog about, for the theatre of my mind is so very full.
So this is life here, please oblige...
One sewing goal that was an immediate need in hot weather now is making two practical cool skirt and top sets. Something feminine but casual and cool for home, I don't wear skirts every day but in the warmer weather it sure is nice and it feels so feminine too. I can pair these sets with sandals, mix and match with other things in my closet and even throw tennis shoes on with these skirt sets, it's kinda cute.
These tops are from Simplicity 1690 and I made mine vneck. Both of these outfits are from very comfortable and breathable cotton lawn fabric. The skirts are Simplicity 4881. I made mine maxi length. The belts are just my made-up belts I used with the leftover fabric. The top has very small side slits on bottom but not necessary, the tops are a little shorter, almost forming a peplum appearance and I like that.
I added navy ric rac on this one so the outfit would compliment my fair skintone a bit better.
Last Child in the Woods
This is a neat shot of my son in law with our grandsons enjoying God's Handiwork...
A good book? Last Child in the Woods. If you are tired of all of the screen stuff? Read: Last Child in the Woods, it's an excellent book, the Lord used that book to help me and direct my feelings and heart before moving out here. God had been working on my heart, yes indeedie.
So nice when you go out to eat and you are seated across the window from that awesome old house, you whisper Thank you Lord! ....Oh the stories that home must have! When it was for sale we would walk over there and peer into the windows, you could tell there were some parties probably presented there, a few white porcelain rolling style carts on the back porch area near the kitchen. A huge glass fixture hanging over the den...Huge with swirled mint green, baby blue, pale pinks and lavender in a solid glass giant fixture. The town is a polite one...Have you noticed different towns and areas have different spirits to them? When we look at the history many times we see why, what kind of people founded the town, were they mannerly? Did they appreciate the arts? Were they good Christian people?
Meet Missy Christmas. Our daughter called us late in the night on December 27, and told us about a poor dog spinning in circles out in the freezing cold. They tried to warm her with blankets and the next morning we went out, Jem and I, to get that fur baby. She's blind and has been mistreated, the youngish vet looked at us and said:
She's had one hell of a life.
She's in good hands now...Oh my heart. What a sweet little good natured doggy...Little angel. Who dumps these precious animals, God's creatures? Who does this?
Creative Touches. Our oldest daughter and her husband gave us this handsome lazy susan to us for Christmas. Our kitchen island was the perfect place for it!
One of our neighbor's cows. I love to see these guys and gals with the little calves...
Our daughter who lives at home is mommy to this little guy...Atticus.
One of the fur angels here, she's so sweet with her little pink nose! Mo-Mo.
I love to keep things old fashioned here. Why not? With all the things going on in the world, I can keep this a sanctuary and play sweet things that clear the mind, make me smile and allow me to hear God's Still Small Voice.
This precious music station has just what I was looking for...
Well Dear Readers, I think of you all often. I never thought I would be away so long when I posted my Christmas post but here I am! : )
Memory Bank This Week Edit 4.4.23, our daughter sent me this pic!
I played a vintage Candy Land game and Pick-up-Sticks too with one of our little grandsons...So fun! Nice memory to put in my memory bank. *big smile*
May we lift our country up in prayers and make our little homes that sweet sanctuary in attitude and prayer. They will know we are Christians by our love. We don't have to compromise on anything or be afraid to speak out, but they will know we are Christians by our love and in my opinion our sincere example.
May we lift our country up in prayers and make our
little homes that sweet sanctuary in attitude and prayer. How will our kids and grandkids remember us? I hope a Holy Ghost smile will always be there for my family.
Until the next time...Signing off from My Forest Cathedral