Friday, December 31, 2010

New Blog and Update!

Hey Ya'll!

I wanted to let you know that this weekend has started off awesome! I was given a chance to go to a missions conference with Lady Weaver, up in the mountains. It's so amazing so far! Not only for the lessons, I'm following a "Women's only" Class schedule, (they had five or so classes you could chose from at one time) but for the people. It's so encouraging to be around people who, at a public restraunt, can talk openly about the Bible, and what God has done for them. It's not that people I know won't, it's that other subjects come up first. Yup.. it's sad either way you put it... So anyways... that's my weekend. :D More on that with pictures later.
Secondly, I started a new blog... yes another... But this one is more for my benefit. During the day, while watching home improvement shows, looking at magazenes such as Victoria, Going to Lowes, I keep looking at Doors, and Wallpaper, and kitchen cabinets and saying, "Now that's what I want in my Home of Dreams!" So I decicded to create an online portfolio for all my dream furnishing and of homes that give me inspiration.
or the beginings of it anyways....

Friday, December 24, 2010

A Very Merry Christmas!!!

Well Today may be it for the computer, So I wanted to stop in and wish you all a very Merry Christmas And I hope that you have a wonderful snowy day!

I hope that you remember, as you sit there opening gifts, who the real gift truly was.

I was thinking the other day what Christmas would be without Christ... well first off it would just be "MAS" (Or maybe "Must?" Must get that toy?")

And what Christmas is like today for those who Don't know Christ? Can you imagine Christmas without him? Without knowing what it's all about?

So Merry Christmas all!!! I love you so much!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A question for you!

Hello all! You'll have to excuse the formating on this post. I'm all cuddled up by the fire because there are a few inches of snow on the ground outside. :) Its a wonder for TN at this time of year. So I'm doing this from my phone. Meaning bad format and no pictures. But anyways. My question has to do with dry skin. Here in TN my skin is used to the hot sticky air of summer and come winter it gets so dry that it seems to suck all the moisture right out! For me the only thing that seems to work is to put a capfull of baby oil in my bath water. Now that poses a few problems. . . The least of which is keeping it out of my hair. The other is that it goms up the bathtub and makes things dangerously slippery. So does anyone have any good home/herbal remedies for dry skin? They would be greatly appreciated. :) ~ Much love Meggie Ps. If you asked me a question on an earlier post I promise I'll get to it but I'd rather do it from my computer. . . And there is no way to the library right now.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Quit Chuckin my wood!!

Okay so My Bestie Lady weaver asked me two questions.

First~ Do I have any songs that trigger memories?

Yup... Any time I hear anything from Lord of the Rings, or anything celtic actually, I can't help thinking of the wonderful years I spent wrapped up in those worlds with my best friends. (We were young okay? lol!)

hmm... I dunno, sometimes when I listen to something I'll go back to when I heard it last... but that usually means I'm transported from one place driving to another place... in the car... Does that make sense? OR I'll go by that spot and think of the song I was listening to when I went by.

Oh! And I used to be able to "Imprint" a book to a cd. Like Alasdair frasiers "Fire and Ice" with "Green rider" And every time I listen to that CD I'm back on a horse running from evil bad... people.. Meaning... I read the book and kept the cd going the whole time, and they'd just become part of one another. Make sense?

other question.. What is my Favourite blog?

You expect me to chose?

Um.... I LOVE Sarah Jane's Romantic History, Mrs. G. At Pastoral Symphony Farm, Emily at "A Beautiful life, Wearing History, Casey's elegant musings, I think those are it for my ABSOLUTE favs,but anything I've followed I like. :D

Next question?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

What would I say?

well, my first question was from Mrs. G.

How tall am I? Well... I'm gonna say about 5'3" I stepped on a height/ weight scale at Wonderworks, (A local science and oddities attraction) and it said I was 5'4" but my best friend is 5'4" and I'm shorter than her by a little.. but I'm taller than my mom at 5'2" so.... 5'3" it is. :D

The other question was,

What advise would I give to other Stay at Home Daughters?

Mostly Keep going! No matter what happens or who tries to intimidate you (purposely or not) or how bad you feel, keep your chin up and go on. God chose you for this calling, and that means he has faith that you can do it! So keep going, keep learning, and keep your head up. Know that you aren't alone, there are dozens of us out there, trying our best to get where God has put us.

And finally, be content, be content and do God's work no matter your marital status, no matter if you can knit or not. :D And no matter what anyone says..

I sorta repeated myself, but I can't stress it enough. God chose you, he has faith in YOU, So have faith that he knows what he's doing.

Friday, December 10, 2010

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas

Well my family and I have decided that we can decorate the house from top to bottom... but it just isn't Christmas without a tree...

Last year our Truck was down, we were sick, we were out of money.. and most of all our spirits were down, so the Sunday before Christmas, I went out and cut a spindly old cedar tree off the property.

That made it Christmas, not the presents, not the specials, and not the decorations.

Well this year we've been getting the "City Hall runaround" (My dad restores old buildings so.. we work for historical societies and city government a lot) We'll have money for presents and such later, and we have a truck this year... but we just couldn't get in a festive mood... So this time my Dad and I went out on the farm and cut a tree. We just couldn't wait any longer.

It's wonky, and it looks like it walked out of "Who-ville" but it's a tree. It's not half decorated, but it'll do.

Doesn't it just remind you of our King?

He could've been born in all this hype surrounding Prince William, and Kate Middleton, He could've had gold, and jewels, and rubies beyond value.

But he was born in a barn... Those of you who are farmers know what I'm talking about. Mud and dirt and poo and all sorts of nastiness. And he was born into a lowly carpenter's family. (I know what that's like... especially in hard times..)

He wasn't a posh, city tree, perfectly round and shapely, pre lit, and pre decorated, in fact unlike Da Vinci's interpretation, he was probably a plain ordinary man. He was a wonky, who-ville, country bumpkin, who was destined to save the world!

Much Love!


Have a look at the history of Christmas trees Here!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ask me!

Mrs. G. did this on her blog and I thought it would be fun.

it's simple, comment and ask me anything, anything you want to know, then I'll post and answer as best I can! Have at it!!
And by the way, make sure all your questions are clean and something you wouldn't mind God and your Grandmother hearing. In other words be nice. Anything that isn't will be deleted and you will be banned from my blog. Much Love~ Meggie

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New dress and thanks for the wishes

First of, I want to thank Lady weaver for posting that... I think this was the worst cold I've ever had, Achey and stuck in bed all week. But I'm better now so lets see if I can get back into the swing of things.

So here's photos of my new dress. they're not best quality, cause we didn't get home 'till really late Thanksgiving night. Enjoy!

Dress: Made by me Butterick B5281

Shoes: payless

Tights: kmart

Monday, December 6, 2010

A *cough* Update

Our Meg is sick as a dog at the moment...

Just a few days ago, we had our first decent conversation (i.e. four hours on the phone) in a long while. She was stuck at home, tied to some blankets and a rather comforting box of tissues - or so was my impression. 

So why she's on her way to recovery I thought I'd entertain y'all with a brief entomology and a question of the phrase "as sick as a dog." 

According to some authors, the phrase as sick as a dog was heard as early as 1705. It is quite possible that it was the invention of a phrase with no relevant meaning (unlike "the whole nine yards")... similar to the idea of being starstruck. Personally, this brings up the question how in the world can you be starstruck?... unless you're the unlucky chap who gets walloped by a chunk of molten rock from the skies. Others muse that the colloquialism came from either A. man's frequency around the animal led to the observation of how often it regurgitated or B. the negative linguistic connotation of "dog" (e.g. dog in the manger, dog tired, go to the dogs, etc.)

Apparently, American English has only version of the phrase while British English has numerous. "Sick as a... cat/horse/parrot" has been used over the years. The most interesting version of the phrase was used in 1731 by writer Johnathan Swift, "Poor Miss, she's sick as a cushion, she wants nothing but stuffing."

So my dear chickadees, here are my questions: how do you think the phrase originated? Can you think of any other colloquialism that you use constantly with no idea of the original entomology?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thank you!

I'm just popping in here, while I have a moment at my Grandparents, to say Hello, and to simply Thank God for sending me all of you wonderful ladies! It brightens my day every time I come on here and see a new comment from you! Thank you so much for becoming a part of my life.

I hope you have a wonderful Holiday, dno't eat too much, and don't get too stressed before Christmas!

Love and huggs!


(ps. I'm wearing a new 40's dress, that I'll get pictures of soon.)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Regal Regency

Well I don't have too much time left here, so I'm just going to let you enjoy the pictures! This was made from (sadly) a poly/linen blend, (I was close at least and I couldn't beat $2 a yard!!!) that was on sale at JoAnn's and the pattern was the Simplicity Regency pattern. My mom and I had such a blast taking these! and all before the color was entirely gone. :D

So enjoy!!

Ps.. The hat was a fluke... it was a decorative wall hat I had made the mistake of buying, and when folded, it gently resembled a regency hat... (not really) hope you liked the pics!!

pss.. head over to Sahd to have a look at some photoshoped pics I did... and I'll upload the rest of those soon. :D

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

What a blast! thanks to everyone who entered!

Now to chose, I went to Put in one through eight, and it selected 3.

The third person to comment was Beasts belle!

Congrats to you!!!

I'll need you to email me with an address I can send it to when I'm done!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Giveaway closed... quick note..

Well I gotta go ahead and close the giveaway while I'm here.. and I'll letcha know who won next week sometime. :D Thanks to everyone who entered! and Good luck!

also.. I have a new Regency dress, and I have pictures... but I left them in the camera at home... Isn't that how it goes.... :/

So be looking foreward to that!

Love and Huggs!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Right or wrong?

Lying, stealing, and murder are wrong. (among other things)
Helping, Giving, and patience, are good. Right?
We’ve known this to be true since the moment we walked out of the 5 and dime with that gumball we didn’t pay for and our mothers made us openly take it back.
As we grow older and more things of the world, more sinful instincts, are revealed, right and wrong aren’t always spelled out. There is a very fine line in some cases between good and bad, and finding it isn’t always easy. Especially for us young folk, just stepping into the world on our own.
For instance, wearing dresses to church, singing in the choir, teaching classes. When is this following what we believe is what the Lord wants? And when is it simply showing off?
This is something God wants us to find out for our selves. You can’t open the Bible to the book of "First Meggie" and it say, "On the third Sunday she sang" Nor Does God open up the clouds and bonk you on the head for wearing jeans. (at least not anymore…)
The answer itself is simple. Your attitude. If you Jump up, Grab a microphone and sing at the top of your voice so that everyone comes up to you and says how wonderful you are… needless to say it’s for the wrong reasons.
And yet if you take on the ten year old Wednesday night bus kids simply because you know they need Jesus, then I’d say you were on the right track.
Now here is my dilemma.
When is standing up for the Lord a good thing, and when is it simply pouring wind?
I recently got into an argument with my aunt (a sixty year old self professed "Hippie") when she posted an article on her facebook against a theocratic government. Personally I believe the Baptists and the Methodists and the Catholics should have no part in government, But I KNOW God should take hold of it and shake it to it’s knees. (I usually put it that there should be a separation of "Church" and state, but not "God" and state.)
I simply stated to her that I’d rather God were in control than who we have now. And she jumps up and begins ranting on how we have no right to keep two men from marrying or to keep a girl with "Modern Ideals" from "Making a choice"
Well I won’t go further on the details but that I don’t like to argue, and yet I was, and that it was long, drawn out and painful. I hated fighting with her. She’s my Aunt, and I love her, but I cannot stand for someone to slander God in any way. (And she’s a professed "Born Again Believer"… thought she drinks, smokes and most likely hasn’t been to church in my lifetime)
Halfway through landed on a Sunday, so I asked my youth, (including our preacher’s wife) advise on it. I had gotten a reply that morning and was so shook up I couldn’t stand it.
Our youth rep (a girl of 16) jumped up in arms about it, but Mrs. Becky, the preachers wife, told me I shouldn’t be arguing with my aunt.
So when is it good to stand for the Lord and when is it just arguing?
I feel like my attitude was right. (No brag, just fact) I felt for some reason Like I had to say something, to keep God’s law from becoming a doormat.
And that is just what the church and my parents have been teaching me for years is that because we haven’t stood for God, our country is in the state it’s in.
I also feel like I got through to her, if only for a moment. It was a statement I made that ended the conversation. She was stumped but came back a few days later and rectified herself. (needless to say… I didn’t reply that time)
And another line… when is asking advise like this gossip, and when is it simply asking advise?

On a lighter note, I have a praise report concerning an earlier post! I had a glimmer of hope from the 14 year old last Sunday. She told me she wanted to take a purity oath! Now whether she will or if she’ll keep it, is not for me to say. But the fact is she saw a light somewhere and told me she wanted to. Continue to pray for her! And for me that I’ll know what to say and when to say it.
I love you all, and thanks for the wonderful advise!

Friday, October 29, 2010

40 Followers GIVEAWAY!

Well the other day I jumped on, on my phone to find that I have 40 official followers! (41 now!) How exciting! And that doesn't include those who aren't official followers that still read!

So in thanks to all of you lovely, wonderful people, I'm going to give you something! (Well a chance at something anyways...)

If you are a long time follower you may remember my post on this lovely beret.

Did you like it? Well you can have one in whatever color you want! Plus a scarf to match! The scarf is super long (At least to this short person) and has a fringe at the edge, the beret will be made out of a soft novelty or baby yarn, and has pretty ribbing down it.

To enter, Simply comment here with the color you would like to have it in! (You may enter even if you don't have a blogger account, just leave me some way to contact you!)

For a second entry, Post about it on your blog and in a separate comment leave me a link to it!

So please go ahead and enter! You will have two weeks, (Maybe three if I can't get back in time)

I can't wait to get started on it!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Let's get caught up! casual wear, and butterick 4790

Hello my Girlies!!


I'm sorry if this seems rushed... but I've been at the Library for two hours and I'm sure mom will be back any moment... plus I'm hungry so I'm going to go down to the cafe and eat here pretty soon.

Anyways, I just wanted to post a few pictures, #1 of my new fifties dress, (My first). From butterick 4790 . My only caution with this pattern is, they haven't adjusted the sizes to modern measurements.... either that or I'm just not used to butterick. I mistakenly cut out a size 8 and it was waaaaaaay to small. So I drafted the piece across my stomack. it does okay, but I can't run or go fast or the front pieces of the skirt indecently flip open.. :z

But I love it and will probably make this dress again... in a larger size...

Secondly I want to show a little of my "Casual" fashion. I LOVE men's clothes for casual/ work days. They're modest, comfy, and can be pretty when worn right.

Shirt: Thrifted

Jeans: old worn out, had since 7th grade... from Wal-mart??

Shoes: payless.. old, worn out.. but I think they still have them.. strangely..

And there you go! Comfortable modest and pretty!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Blog!

I realized recently that not only do I need encouragement, but so do you! Stay at home daughters are not so few and far between as I used to think.

So I have created a place where we can come together, fellowship in Christ, Share tips and recipes, and most of all encouragement.

This will be centered for girls ages 15- 30, who are living at home and preparing to be helpmeets and mothers. But it isn't ONLY for us. If you are above that age or are already married, but once were a stay at home daughter, I'm sure we'd love to hear from you too! Sometimes all ho

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Recently... (This is a rant! Viewer discresion may be advised)

Recently, while talking to people under the age of twenty I have been told;

  1. Being around drugs and alchohol isn't all that bad
  2. When me and my boyfriend have sex...
  3. I coudn't make it to church, I had to work (Or even better) My mom didn't wake me up.

  4. @#$@#%# (Potty mouth anyone??)

And there are pleanty more where this came from.

Have you ever felt like just SHAKING people and screaming "DON"T YOU GET IT!?"

For those of us that understand, it all comes so simply! Drugs and alchohol are bad because they impare your judgment and even stupider things come of it.

Sex is for marriage, nuff said.

Church is more important than sleep because well, GOD is more important than sleep.

Recently it has come to light that fewer people than I ever thought don't understand this like I do.

Have you ever run into people like this? Of course you have...

How do you deal?

Especially since last night a #2 came from a girl who recently turned 14! And hadn't been a virgin for a YEAR AND A HALF!!!!

This is purely REDICULOUS! What are we teaching our kids anyomore? anything? Doesn't seem so from where I'm sitting.

So I'm coming to you dear readers... for advise.

How do you tell these people this is wrong? Especially without turning new believers away forever. Without making people think you're holding up a sign saying "No Sinners Allowed."

I'm running out of words... and courage. I'd love to hear scripture, stories of what YOU have been through, and pleanty of encouragement.

I can now read your comments from home, So please, PLEASE do!

Keep your prayers and your Emails and comments coming!

Love and Huggs


Monday, October 4, 2010

Thanks for the wishes!

I want to Thank Ya'll so much! First off for those of you who wrote! It is the Highlight of my day to get your emails!
Secondly for all the Lovely birthday wishes!!

Especially from my dear freind, Miss Weaver!

I had such a wonderful day! It was quiet and peacefull I had made a dress, from McCalls 5923 (Picture doesn't do it credit) and a really soft cottony material. (Don't know what to call it!! :/ )

But I wore it all day, While I cleaned the living room no less!! (This dress works very well with a pinny! {apron})

Anyways, then we went to a friend's cammpsite and just enjoyed ourselves all evening!

Then saturday we went to an auction all day where I got pleasantly... burnt.. (Not as bad as my Marmee though!! ) But on the way back we stopped at Sonic for ice cream where I had a birthday root beer float!

But wonderful wonder of wonders, that night as we lounged on the couch, tired as we were, who should pull up but my sister! She's my dad's daughter, and is 19 years older than me, and we hadn't seen her since christmas. But the best part was that she is officially 200 lb LIGHTER! She's been heavy as long as I've known her, and had a surgery last year and lost every bit!!

Now for the best part, Sunday I rededicated my life to the Lord... Big time.. And I'm going to be Baptised probably at the end of October. (Just never had the opportunity to do it before)

So here begins my journey. My youth and I have a fire under us.. and I believe we're about to put our little church on the map! Pray for us in this, pray that the Lord will keep us on track and keep us moving, and more importantly GROWING! Pray especially for me to stay where He wants me to be so I can do for Him what I may never have dreamed.

That's most important, but I have a few other resolutions.

#1 I'm going to completely change out my waredrobe by the time I turn 20. (one year) I'm going to get rid off all the ill fitting things I've had since 6th grade and make/ buy things that I WANT to wear. JoAnnes had a HUGE pattern sale two weeks running a while back and I got myself a great start! Including a great pull over your head and go, 50's dress.

secondly, I want to get the house entirely TIDY, and keep it that way. I've already got a head start on it, starting in the Living room. (Pictures to follow later.. )

And lastly, By the time I'm 20, I want to have taken over at least one household chore, ENTIRELY.. we'll see how that goes... Marmee has this policy of "It's my kitchen GET OUT!!" So we'll see. :D

Anyways, thank you all again! And I'm hoping to have internet again very soon, and be able to come back, full swing. I've ideas for Giveaways, an etsy store, and of course many many more posts!

Keep in touch!

OH! And if I do host a giveaway,what would you like to see me give?



Friday, October 1, 2010


Hey guys! It's Lady Weaver from Wanderlust Requiem. Today is Meg's 19th birthday. As I am nearly 4 hours away (and have no way to deliver this personally), I had this brilliant idea - I would leave her a little note on her own blog... that way I could share her special day with you!

So leave her a little note of your own today!


My dearest Ann (with an “e”),

Formal Progressive Dinner -  Feb 2008

It’s your 19th birthday today. I’m sorry I can’t drive my way home to surprise you! So I suppose this will have to suffice. (plus I wanted an excuse to pirate your blog… mwhuhahahahahahaha)

How many years have I known you at this point? 14? We’ve been together for a long time :)  It’s funny how we were worst enemies in K5. I’m so happy that it’s not the case now. Remember all the silly little memories?

Fabulous is fabulous, daaaahling. - Oct 1998

One of my favorite parties ever was the one where your aunt (was it your aunt?) that brought us all those vintage outfits to play dress up. Actually, birthdays at your place were always the best – like the time we stayed in Mother Kaye’s Cabin.

At Biltmore - Oct 2009

Almost all of my favorite memories have you in them – sorghum festivals, sleepovers in the winter, “Knight Hawks” banquets, random picnics in the woods, funny trips… I hope that these aren’t the last either. (In fact, you should come down and visit me! I think we have a Scot-Irish festival coming up sometime soon. *nudge nudge, wink wink*)

So I thought I’d let you know that I love you, and I’ve been thinking and praying for you.  Happy 19th birthday, my dearest Meg. I wish you many, many more.

Take a picture of taking a picture? :) - Oct 2009

Your Diana

Out to the great unknown, hand in hand, together forever. - 1998

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Looking for Pen Friends!!!

Well Kate I've been thinking about this for a while and you made me go through with it. ;D

I get so lonely in my home without internet. My highschool friend have all gone off to colledge and my Church friends have their lives, So sometimes I get discouraged in my PRoverbs 31 walk.

My recent thoughts on a solution was to ask ya'll if you wanted to snail mail or email me?

Kate just from our comments it seems we have a lot in common, and I'd love to hear from you! (Tag answers and all ;D )

And any of you wonderful Ladies who would like to write to me please do!! It helps to get ancouragement from those who have gone through it and can tell me how!!

I am keeping up with a lot of you from your blogs (google reader works on my phone) but alas blogger doesn't. (cries) So I can read, but I can't comment.

So! Those of you who would like to write to me my Email address is Avonleamountaindreamer[@]hotmail[.]com (remove brackets) and if you like Snail mail we'll exchange addresses.

I can't wait to hear from you! And I'll try to get back and blog soon! Things are so hecktic!! I'm having a little endeavour with Ginseng and cornmeal is picking up by the thousands of pounds so I promise my next big purchase will be internet. (And after that... etsy maybe? what do you think??)

Write me soon!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tag and Run

Well due to time and the lack of my camera, I'm just going to do a brief overview. Then the Lovely LAdy Helen, from "The thoughts from Ellerslie" has tagged me! Yay!

First off, Let me raise a big, big thank you to all those who commented on my comment drive! Ya'll are so sweet! And I'll keep all of your suggestions in mind as I post!

Secondly, Old Time Sunday went wonderful! my dress held up, I made a pinner apron to go over it, and some cuffs. Then I wore my white (farby) snood over my done hair. Sadly... no picture yet... as my friend who took the picture has yet to send it to me.. *grumbles*

Anyways! I made my first purchase at our new local JoAnne's!!! YAY! I got a "New look" pattern 6981, and some lovely pale green and pink print material. Once again resulting pictures to come. :D

Well without further Ado! on to the quiz!

8 books I've read recently

1. The diary of sarah morgan.. (a great non fiction read btw.)

2. The diary of Sarah Morgan part two

3. The Diary of Sarah Morgan part three

4. The diary of Sarah Morgan part four (it's really really long and has cut of my memory of what books I've read before it, but here are the last I remember)

5.Anne of Avonlea

6.Sense and Sensibility

7.Mansfield park


8 songs or albums I listen to all the time.

1. Some great oldies by Doris day (in her early years) that my Granpa gave me

2. my Blog playlist, (no really!)

3. my Youtube playlist

4. I'm in~ Kieth Urban

5. If I Die Young~The Band Perry

6. Stuck Like Glue~ Sugarland

7. My Local NPR station

8. Hyms

8 things I LOVE!

1. My Church, and all that goes with it.

2. A Long walk in the woods and fields

3. Reading by candlelight/ Lamplight

4. Good Friends and a great big laugh!

5. "MY" mountains

6. The HISTORY of "My" mountains, and my people

7. Fulfilling my policy of "If something is too expensive, make it yourself" (Meaning Handcrafting things. :D)

8. Going to sleep at night knowing that "Both" My Fathers (Earthly and heavenly) are watching out for me.

8.Things I've learned this year

Gosh this is a bit of a toughie!!

1. how to downsize a pattern

2. how to then make it authentic to the period.

3. To sing no matter what.

4. people sometimes let you down, and there is only one perfect person who won't

5. how to "Let go and Let God"

6. How to get up out of bed and Clean house or do laundry

7. How to knit.

8. That no matter what people say about you, if God likes you, and that's what matters.

8. New recipes I want to try

1. A pie with a woven top crust.

2. Gf Pasta for my dad.

3. hot cross buns

4. Scottish Flatbread

5. I'd like to branch out from baking, but it's a bit of a security blanket. LOL!

6. Canning! (You can see my beginning attemps with my jam! Dad's already eaten two and a half jars! okay with my help)

7. My Grandmother's bisquits.

8...... aaand I'm out of Ideas.... refer to choice 5.

8. favourite online hangouts.

Eight? Seriouisly??

1. BLOGGER! (And every one of your wonderful online "Homes")

2. Facebook (Have to mention my "Local" spot. lol)

3. Google reader. (Sorta goes with choice one.)

4. Sense and Sensibility patterns forum. (Sadly my phone doesn't like it.. *Cries*)

5. Etsy (I love browsing all the loverly old things!)

for the last three I'll mention my TOP favourite blogs. I Love everyone's. But These were among the first. And they are such wonderful Roll models. They all have a good sense of old fashioned dress and old time religeon. And they are raising their Daughters into Proverbs 31 and their sons into wonderful God- fearing men. Thank you wonderful Ladies for giving us a window into your lives!

6. A Beautiful Life, our lovely Mrs. Emily.

7. Romantic History, Mrs Sarah Jane and her three cutie pie boys!

8 Pastoral symphony farm, The lovely Mrs. G. (She has been a bit more recent and I'm still getting to know her, but still!)


8 projects I need to work on.

1. my new JoAnne's skirt.

2. the pattern I got for an Aran sweater. (Pray for me on that! it looks like a difficult pattern! but I love these aweaters!!)

3. A 1940's daydress (Maybe a dozen! lol)

4. An edwardian/ teens church outfit.

5. a pink Regency dress

6. Learn more about the Piano, guitar, and fiddle.

7. My ACT so I can take a few college courses.

8. Proverbs 31, and getting closer to my Savior

8 other people I think should do this.

4. Kate, if you want to, go ahead!

(Yes, those of you who commented on my comment drive all got tagged!! )

Friday, August 20, 2010

Comment drive!!!

I WANT YOU to comment. ;D

Well I've been wanting to do this for a while now, so here 'tis.

I have exactly 36 followers! I'm so glad! You all like me enough to keep reading about me and my sewing and Bible adventures. Thank you So much!! *Big Huggles*

So Now I want all 36 of you to tell me something.

What made you follow me?

How did you find me?

Tell me a little about yourself!

What do you like about my blog?

What don't you like?

What would you like to see more of?

or less of?

I want to know!!!

So hit the post button right below here and give me a shout out!

Bunches of Love and Huggs!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Newest Projects

Well for the first off, my dress is nearly done!!

And though it is quite a spoiler, I'm going to go ahead and show it to you!

I rushed and took these pictures this morning, knowing I would be here today, and could show them to you. Here is everything in order I put them on.. and don't worry... these will be in color!

My Chemise is made out of a soft cotton, is about calf length, and if you look close you can probably see the saftey pin holding it closed for the moment *whistles*

I decided to try my drawers crotchless this time... we'll see how that goes. The corset is the only thing I have that is NOT period in the least! A friend gave it to me as a temp. It's spandex with boning in it... it's rather uncomfortable... but it'll work until I get up the funds to make/ buy a real one

And finally the finished product. it needs hemmed and a kick plate, some sort of trim.. maybe and of course buttons.. (I procrastinate on buttons can you tell?) oh! And I have to make a collar.

As my next project, I decided to teach myself to knit. Luckily... I learn quickly. That is, with several you-tube videos and a lot of help from my mom!

And my result is!

A sock!

One, sad, ill- fitting, itchy sock.

But hey! it's a sock right? (And yes, I know there's a needle in my toe... but mom has yet to teach me to cast of...)

I only wanted to see if I could. The next one will be better! and I'll have the right type of yarn.

My next project, (also a "See if I can do it, with spare yarn) is, A sontag!

Now this one is going much better!.. so far. It's a simple knit five purl five pattern and then you switch every five rows. As you can see, I'm not very far yet, so I haven't gotten to the crossing "Arms" yet. But anyways, there 'tis! my latests conquests!

Love and Huggs!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Anne Inspired Dress

Well I don't know why I've never posted pictures of this dress before, but Anne week over at "Bramblewood Fashion" posed the perfect opportunity.

Sadly I missed that, but I had this post ready. so here 'tis!

This dress is a revamp on Jenny Chancey's "1914 afternoon dress." It's shortened,like I did for my Biltmore trip. But To make it different I used sleeves from Simplicity 0000
I cut them down quite a bit so they weren't so hideously big, but they are still puffy.
Anyways. Hopefully I'll have a few more up later, Enjoy!
Love and Huggs
(ps.. sorry, I couldn't find the number of that pattern, I'll look at it later and post it)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

My life in a Bubble

I can't count the nuber of times I have been accused of being "Sheltered." Stuck under the wings of my parents until I can't see all the cruel and aweful things the world holds. Some have been well and truely worried about me. Worried that when I step out into the REAL world, I won't know what to do or how to act.

But the truth is, I LOVE my Bubble! The further I venture into the world, the more I want to sink back into it.

People keep telling me how hard it is, how I'll never be able to cope with the truth. And maybe they're right.
People keep telling me that the world isn't mayberry anymore, NOTHING is black and white.

Do you ever just get so tired of what PEOPLE tell you? From where I sit, I CAN see what the world is. God never promised us that things would be easy. But he DID promise us everything would be alright.

The Bible Says our Righteousness is as filthy rags! The GOOD stuff we do looks like that paper towel after you clean the outsides of your house windows! Yuck! And if that's what our good stuff looks like, imagine what the bad looks like!

So that in a nut shell is what I can see from inside my bubble. I watch TV, I listen to the Radio, and the truth is, I'd rather turn it all off and sink into my nice coushy bubble.

I sound like I'm ranting, don't I? But the fact is, I'm about to tell you the best part. My Bubble isn't my parents, although they help me immensely! My Bubble insn't my bedroom with my Jane austen books and my nice feather pillow. My Bubble is a sturdy, tender, embrace of the promises of God!

He solemnly promised me he would never leave me or forsake me! We hear that all the time, but isn't it wonderful. Anything and everything we face, he's there. Not just behind us, or beside us, but Surrounding us! ehem... like a bubble. :D Just like he did for Joshua, and Gideon, and David, so will he do for you. He offers to take your problems off your hands, just like he does your righteousness.

And just like he took your sin.

God's bubble of promises give me the strength to walk out into the world and face those fithy dirty evil things this world has to offer, and it gives me a fliffy coushy pillow to fall back on at the end of the day.

The footprints poem says "It was then I carried you" in those dark and trying times, So when things get hard, pick up your feet and let him!

That bubble can help keep you from getting dirty and hurt by the craziness of the world.
So those of you who aspire as I do to God's will in Proverbs 31 should Stick with our bubbles!

Love you girls!
And stick with Him!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Dala - Levi Blues

I recently discovered this group on a pbs special called "Girls from the North Country" and I instantly fell in love with them! Their indy sound is gentle and sweet... and well, Just watch!!

Love and Huggs!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

What I've been up to.

This week has been rather busy.

Friends over, parties. This summer has been AMAZING! One of the best yet, I'll say.

But! moving on, here's a few of the projects I have been working on.

A few weeks ago, I spent quite a few days out in the summer heat in long skirts picking blackberries. And might I say, I found out very quickly that Blackberries are a lot more dangerous than strawberries! lol.

But yesterday, mom finally had time to help me make jam out of them.

Sorry for the quality on this one....

And long story short Voile! Six sparkling yummy jars of jam ready to eat.... and boy we went haywire for breakfast this morning!!! We made bisquits for with Dad's flour (spelt) and well.... I don't think we have any left! lol.

Next though, I rearanged my room and have started decorating a bit. I've started taking down the medieval fantasy things and putting up more of my Victorian.

It all looked so quaint and old fashioned when I was done that I had to show it off!

My endtable here is one of those with a cloth cover and a glass top... you can get them practically anywhere. For a while I've had some medieval things under the glass, but yesterday, I printed some pictures I had saved back, simply for inspiration, and with that and some of the flowers I pressed this spring I have a new inspiring table!

It's so nice to look up at night when I'm reading and see all these pretty victorian pictures!

I'm going to print more and put them in frames around my room. and I'm hoping to get some new prints from garage sales soon.

Well! There's more to come, I'm at the library for a good long time today.

Love and Huggs!!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Some Splainin

Well it seems I have missed Anne week.... *Cries*

I have been putting together posts and getting ready, but just couldn't get near the internet...

So here I am! At the library.. finally, but with no time to post them all... I will though!

Here's a sneak preview.

Anyways, life is going along loverly!

Our youth has decided to host another "Old timer's day" at the end of August. Well that set my mind Reeling! At first I wanted a new Edwardian dress, but instead (and to save on doing that AND this) I chose to do a Civil war dress, and do it as authentically as possible. I had already contacted the lovely folk at the Sense and Sensibility pattern forum about Simplicity 7212 which I own, but after deliberation decided to go wit their suggestion of Simplicity 4551 I ordered my material from Abraham's lady, the "Pink-red Rose" (it came today!!! yays!!), and well now I'm here to order the pattern.

And Marmee's waiting so I better get back to it.

Love and huggs!!!!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sunday style

okay so this was a few Sundays ago (member what I said about Dad taking the camera to kentucky??)

Anyways, this hairstyle was a little bit regency inspired. with the two ribbons.

It was also to help keep my tucked short hair up.

I was surprised it didn't all fall out!!

But anyways here ya go!!

(note the bare feet)