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From "On The Banks of Plum Creek"
"After Laura and Mary had washed and wiped the dishes, swept the floor, made their bed, and dusted, they settled down with their books. But the house was so cozy and pretty that Laura kept looking up at it."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
Human Frailty of the Godly Soul
"The life of Luther might suffice to give a thousand instances, and he was by no means of the weaker sort. His great spirit was often in the seventh heaven of exultation, and as frequently on the borders of despair. His very deathbed was not free from tempests, and he sobbed himself into his last sleep like a greatly wearied child."
"As for her, like most women, she had but one ambition. To be a good wife and a good mother, and to be beloved by her husband and children, was all she asked. [She was] a busy, affectionate, cheerful little housewife, whose voice would never be heard in the streets, but whose memory would always live in a few faithful hearts."
- Elizabeth Prentiss, 1800's.
A married woman who stays home. This is a lifelong vocation. It is an old-fashioned term, and something to be proud of. Not a "domestic engineer." Not a "home manager." An old fashioned housewife, who keeps the home, and abides there. - Mrs. White
After my morning work is done, in the home, I have been happily knitting. I have always wanted to knit a pair of fingerless gloves, but couldn't seem to figure out how. I stumbled onto an easy pattern, perfectly explained. I was delighted. It took me quite some time before I actually started the project, but one pleasant afternoon, I found some yarn in my dressing room and got to work.
At times, I forget basic things, like how to cast on, or bind off. (Frankly, I am not that bright. - smiles) I have been grateful for a little helper that has made my knitting time very easy. It is a pretty little book called, The Knitting Answer Book.
It took me about a week to finish the project. I only knitted during my afternoon homemaking breaks. It was a special time and I enjoyed the work.
Now that the gloves are finished, I need to find another easy project. I am wanting to get out the ironing board and iron pretty material for sewing projects. Maybe I will make a new apron for spring.
I can keep my sewing box handy for the next few months. I will even take it out on my front porch to enjoy the warm sunshine while I hand-sew.
Afternoons are such a peaceful time to begin winding down the day. Most of the work is past, the dinner hour will soon arrive. But that little space of time before the sun sets, is perfect for hand projects. One can listen to the quietness of the day, the birds chirping outside, the wind blowing, or even a convicting sermon on CD!