Hello hello, and a Happy Friday m’dears! Today I have a lovely schedule ahead full of visiting with friends, shopping with Mom and Lottie (i.e. Charlotte), and renewing my acquaintance with the classic Star Wars films later this evening. The weather this past week has been positively scrumptious. After what seemed like weeks and weeks (and weeks) of grey skies and rain, the sun has come out just in time to prove that April Showers truly do bring May flowers.
Necklace: Hand-me-down // Heart Bloom Bobby pin: c/o Lilla Rose // Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack (old!) // T-shirt: Thrifted-Faded Glory // Skirt: Homemade // Shoes: Thrifted // Socks: Target
My life has been such a busy blur lately. I will walk through a day, and by nightfall the morning’s events will seem like they were ages upon ages ago. But it has been amazing seeing the Lord’s providence as I’ve lived these past weeks and days. There was a point where I felt like I had nothing to do (ha!), but before I knew it I was overwhelmed by just the right amount of alterations work. It has been positively crazy, since I haven’t advertised at all about doing any sort of alterations. It has all been word of mouth, and customers returning with more work for me. The Lord knew just what I needed, when I needed it. What’s rather funny is, I used to not like doing alterations AT ALL! But, the more I do it, the more I realize that I complain when I shouldn’t. I am making it possible for a garment, that otherwise wouldn’t be worn, to fit a client properly, therefore giving it new life and a new purpose. It reminds me of what I once read on a blog (sorry, I can’t remember which blog it was!), about how altering and refashioning clothes is so similar to what Christ has done, and is doing with each of us. He is taking a broken, ill-fitting soul and making it perfect in His own likeness, creating new from what was once old and forgotten, forgotten by everyone but Him. So I’ve realized I shouldn’t complain. This is the work the Lord has given my hands to do, and I am to do it cheerfully, using the gifts that He has given me to serve others, which is exactly what I’ve always wanted to do, I just didn’t expect for it to happen this way.
But about my outfit! The whole ensemble, once Charlotte mentioned the term “Jewel Tones”, reminds me of a treasure chest full of precious gems and silver. It’s funny, in my opinion at least, how such saturated tones can work so well together, and not appear too bright or overpowering. It probably helped for me to wear a cardigan in a slightly lighter shade than my shirt, and then to add the light and sparkle of my silver jewelry. Those accessories brought light and buoyancy to an outfit, which may have been too somber and plain without their assistance.
How has the Lord been working in your life lately?
What have you been up to?
Any unexpected twists in the road?
Brigid, the Middle Sister and Singer