Good day to you all! How was your week? Mine was all over the place, but at least I managed to get some things done, some of which include: finishing up our Sailor Hats for our new performance outfits, sewing up a sundress (which still needs to be hemmed!), and baking the most delicious English Country style dinner for last night. Speaking of English Country, that is what this outfit, which I am sharing today, was inspired by: The British Countryside.
Velvet Blazer: Gap–Clothes Mentor | Dress: Me-made–1958 Party Dress Pattern | Shoes: Thrifted | Ring: c/o A Pocket of Whimsy (now Meadow and Fawn)
I’ve always loved the look of the velveteen pants and jackets that the folks of the Dales wear in the show All Creatures Great and Small (one of our very favorite old shows about a British country vet). So, when I saw this velveteen blazer on one of our latest thrifting trips, I knew it needed to come home with me. The fit was perfect, it had a peplum, and get a load of those buttons! Way too good to pass up. I have been trying to come up with all sorts of outfits to pair it with. Then the inspiration to do a British Countryside style outfit, complete with a little butterfly friend, came to mind, and it turned out to be the perfect ensemble to wear to Church.
I was thinking of something this past week, and I thought I would share it with you all. I was having a bit of a hard day, and the verse of Matthew 6:34 came to mind: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (emphasis mine). Do you realize what the Lord is saying here? He doesn’t say “sufficient for the day is its own trouble and joy“, He says, “Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” There is no limit to the joy a day can hold! Isn’t that amazing? There is a limit to the sorrow, anxiety, depression, and worry (though we shouldn’t be worrying) we can face, but there is NO LIMIT to the Joy that Jesus can give us if we only place our trust in Him. So what will you choose? Joy? or Worry? Because we can only have true joy when we place our trust in Him who saved us. I truly hope that you will find Joy in Jesus. If there is one thing that He has been showing me over the past months, it is that each day is different. Each day will have its own trouble, but each day will also have its own joys. We can’t let the sorrow and trials of one day bleed into the next, and steal away our joy. We have to give them up to Him, and trust Him to bring the sunshine. For Who else can make the sun to rise, but the One Who made it?
What has God been teaching you lately?
How do you find comfort when you are having a hard day?
Do you like clothes made of velveteen?
Brigid, the Middle Sister and Singer