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"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
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"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
I have this little booklet from "Coats and Clark's." It is called "Baby Book of Knitting and Crochet." It was published in 1958. The price on the cover is 29 cents. It is full of patterns of classically simple sweaters, bonnets, and little booties! It is adorable.
I am no expert at knitting, but am going to take on the incredible challenge of making a set of charming items.
We are expecting a new grandbaby. This one is a dear little girl and will arrive at the estate sometime early next year. My daughter is so happy and her pregnancy is going well. She and grandboy have been our guests for several months, while her husband is away. They will continue to stay with us through birth and recovery. I am delighted!
I want to make a set of bonnet, mittens and booties in a dusty rose. I want to make another set in a delicate plum. Then I want to make a little afghan in pink and white!
I will have my knitting projects by my chair near the hearth in our cozy parlour. I will work when visiting with the family, or watching my grandbaby as he plays in the playpen. This will be a challenge with the trouble I have with my hands. (They swell and hurt at times.) I will have to give up some other hobby or activity to make time for this endeavor. I may hand over some of the housework to one of the children! (gentle smiles)
I can just imagine this new little baby dressed in such sweet, charming clothing, and surrounded by things handmade with love.