Monday, February 22, 2010

Hand Sewing and Homemaking

A Woman Sewing in an Interior

I am going to spend the morning listening to Classical Music (Canon in D), while I tidy up my house. From my kitchen, I have a clear view to the living room. Our wood stove is blazing and cozy. My diningroom table is near our built-in bookcases. Our old house is charming and pleasant.

Once I finish my housework, I will sit down in my favorite chair and work on my hand-sewing projects. I am almost finished making a special apron. It is for the winner or our first Prentiss Study. Out of 70 ladies who began the study with us, only 4 did all their assignments every- single- day for 90 days. Then one winner was selected at random for a big prize. Part of that prize was a hand -sewn apron. All I have left to do, is sew on the ties. Then I can ship the package out to her.

Once that is finished, I will make myself a pretty apron. It will be my "cheerful" apron. I will wear it on days when I am extra happy, because it is bright pink with little delicate white hearts all over it. I have the pieces all cut out and ready for me to work. I hope to start this later today.

We have some schoolwork to do this morning. I will sew while the children study. Then I will read to them while Amy makes our lunch.

I am going to make a nice, special supper tonight and I will have Amy (15) bake a chocolate cake. We will have a pleasant day at home.

I will be peaceful on purpose, because I choose to have a contented disposition!

Hope all is well with you!

Mrs. White


Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Have a wonderful day! :)

Jodi @ The Homeschool Desk said...

Great post Mrs. White. You are very talented and bless your family so much with your domestic talents. I felt peaceful myself just reading this post.

Michelle said...

"I will be peaceful on purpose, because I choose to have a contented disposition!"

I really, really loved this! I wish I would have read it this morning. (smile) I will choose to be content in all situations!


Blessings to you, Mrs. White!

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

"I will be peaceful on purpose, because I choose to have a contented disposition!"

I love this quote. I find that sometimes my mood is not what it should be, so I just have to keep acting like I feel differently. Eventually, the emotions will catch up. ;)

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

I've been following links through your blog from one post to another. They are so encouraging. I'm going to add your link to my blog list.

Thank you!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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