Hello again! Wow! two posts in one week! It has been such a long while since that has happened for me! But more to the point… In this COS, I was feeling rather like a girl from the Netherlands–white and blue colors, simple elegant frock, and my new favorite Swedish Hasbeens. You could say I was delft-ly styled. *grin*
Dress: 1958 Party Dress // Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens // Earrings: ForeverXXI // Hair Accessories: Lilla Rose Bobby Pins
Like I said above, I haven’t been able to post twice a week every other week like I used to, but this week was an exception–my work at the greenhouse ended, and I am free at last to do, well, everything! And wouldn’t you believe it? I have racked up a pretty lengthy to-do list, so I am antsy to get to work!
What are my plans? Well, if all goes well, and I stick to my list, I am going to be working on three sewing projects (besides other things). The first two are identical 1930’s dresses. They will differ in fabric patterns, one is dusty blue with rusty orange polka dots; while the other is a cream-white, blue, yellow and tan plaid, with a blue contrasting collar. As I said in this post, I have discovered 30’s dresses are quite flattering on me, and so I am dressing accordingly. Oh! I am so ready to get on the sewing machine and get those dresses done! (Note: Lily, of Mode de Lis, has given me quite a bit of inspiration regarding these two frocks, so with her in mind, I am going to attempt to do them justice.)
The other sewing project will be a simple quilting of green fabric squares to be made into a bolster pillow cover (For those of you who have no idea what a bolster pillow is, they are those long, “tube-like” pillows that you see either at the head or foot of a bed). I plan to “rag” the edges of the squares and leave them as the outside of the cover to add texture. It will be lovely with my new, fresh botanical theme in my bedroom! Pictures of my room? Maybe…
This is going to be a very unique Summer for the girls and I. Already so many things have happened, both wonderful and exciting. But as you know, there have also been some very sad, upsetting, and disheartening trials along the way. We have been in need of your prayers for a couple of those things lately. I just want to say how comforted we are to know that you all are praying for us! God bless you all!
Prayer is such a powerful thing, and I know that I will be relying on it more than I ever have this Summer than in any other season of my life. I have been encouraged even more to pray since I have been reading through the Books of “The Writings” (Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther) in my Bible recently, taking much comfort and learning from the Prophets of that time. During this period of the Bible times, the leaders of the Children of Israel sought to reform their people to wholeheartedly follow the Lord. Through prayer and much fasting they did this, and the Lord heard, and answered them. He does not always answer at once, but when He does, it is His glory alone that we see.
Sometimes we can think that the Lord does not hear us, but wouldn’t it make more sense to say that we’re too impatient? He is the Omnipotent, and all powerful One. Does it not seem right then to continue in silent obedience; praying earnestly, with patience, letting the work of the Lord come to pass. We are confined by time, but for our God, there is no limit, time or otherwise, and He moves according to His goodness and pleasure. He loves us, but He wants us to obey Him too, without yelling and kicking for our will to be done.
This is a meditation that the Holy Spirit has filled my soul with lately, and I just thought I would share it with you ladies. We are all on different journeys, true, but sometimes, our paths cross over at the right time, and we can take joy in each other’s comforting words. I pray that this may be a post in which some of you may find just that.
Let there be peace in my heart then, to follow willingly, accepting as a child the will of the Father. Amen
What is on your to-do list?
What will you be doing this Summer?
Blessings to you all, my dears!
Jessica, the eldest sister & singer