Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sewing projects, reading, crafting

Hi everyone! Its been a while since I have posted. But I am still here! :) Doesn't every blogger say that once in a while I am still alive.

Well I have been sewing and pondering christmas gifts as well as a wool coat for myself out of this pattern. I love the light blue one on the bottom left. That is the one I have been sewing up with my sister and a friends help with fitting and morfing the pattern into something I loved and fit me. I will be posting pictures as soon as I finish it. I am sewing it up out of some soft and warm charcoal grey wool with some vintage 1930's red floral as the lining I got in PA a few years back. Don't you love it when you can use fabrics out of your stash. I sure do! But it seems to never get smaller. :)

I have also been pondering this evening crafts as well as sewing projects to do for christmas gifts for my friends and family. I have found many cute and beautiful ideas for all of them! I loved these two sites, mmmcrafts blog  and sew mama sew holiday gift ideas. They both always have lots of inspiration for me for gifts!

Well I am off to read a little treasure I found at the thrift store a few years back and its called The Plymouth Adventure, its from the perspective of John Alden who married Priscilla on the Mayflower and also how William Bradford leads the seperatists and other english settlers to North America and they establish the Plymouth colony. Colonial history fascinates me and its been so much to read about it in depth for my american history 1 clep, which I am taking in december. I also loved reading more about it since we have been doing colonial living history now.

Tomorrow we are heading up to west VA to get some organic free range meat from a friend who has his own cattle and stop by the big thrift store in west VA and stop by some friends homes. I am excited as well as glad to do my knitting as well as study and read in the car on the way up.

Have a lovely evening! I also did finish the week in feminine dress with a bang. I wore my 1930's cloche hat on sunday and it was funny getting so many compliments from men and women in my church. Hats are not worn a lot anymore and they liked my vintage look. I have been wearing skirts and dresses as usual, but we had company from thursday till yesterday, so pictures did not get taken. Later in the week I hope to take some of my outfits for each day to make up for it Lord willing. Hopefully pictures of my finished coat and on saturday we have another civil war reenactment. I put some new trim on my civil war coat as well. So pictures of that coming soon.

I will leave you with these words.

" Why are afraid of being persecuted for being zealous for what is good? Even if you are persecuted for righteousness sake you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts regard the Lord as holy, always being ready to give a defense for the hope that is in you; yet do it with respect and gentleness, with a good conscience, so that when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. For it is good to suffer for doing good if it be Gods will, than for doing what is evil." - 1 Peter 3:13-17

I have been pondering these verses as I am challenged to share the hope that is in me with good words and actions.

In Christ,


Kimmie said...

Can't wait to see your wool coat (and all the other pictures you are going to snap for us).

What are you knitting.

Enjoy your trip to W. Va. My kids go to Fairmont every year on a mission trip with Mission to the World.

mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

SinginginHisName said...

Hey kimmie! I am learning to knit and my first project is a wool yarn scraf or as it was called in the american civil war (1860's) a nubia. It is about 3-4 feet long depending on what you want to wrap around you as a shawl, head wrap, or a scarf. Its very versitale and I would use it at civil war living history as well as colonial and or 1812 events. It would also be used for modern wear. So its really a great thing to knit for me. Very versitale. My sister I believe has posted pictures on her own blog of her green one. Mine is lavendar.

Yes I love West VA. May you be blessed kimmie and I love reading your blog as well.

In Christ,

Anonymous said...

Good to know that you are sewing and planning the presents for Christmas...good minds think alike, since that it what I have been doing also :)

Have a safe trip to VA and enjoy yourself...good that you could read in the car. I get very sick if I do read or crochet while the vehicle is moving :(


Rebekah said...

Hi! i'd love to have civil war corset, but I live in a country where to get these patterns and the materials to make one, is pretty much impossible without spending tons of money. Is there anything I can do, or a free pattern online I can use? Thanks!