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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wearing well, is a good thing {repost}

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You don't make an important visit in kitchen clothes.  ~ Marilla, Anne of Green Gables

This line keeps running over and over in my head.  I got to thinking about how this might possibly relate for me. 

If you remember the scene (at all) in the movie, Anne had "finally apologized" to Marilla for being so outspoken towards Marilla's friend, Rachel Lynde and she was ready to go and do the same to her.  Apologize.

Anne noticed and mentioned to Marilla just how elegant she looked, just before leaving the house.  Which is when Marilla in her old-school, hard and fast, stubborn like personality said what she said. 

You don't make important visits in kitchen clothes.

As if Anne should know that.  I think Marilla meant well.  She was basically letting Anne in on the "way things were done" in their society.  Going "out" of one's home always meant getting dressed up. Leaving a good impression on someone was quiet important, you see.  Elegant or not.  If you were "wearing well" {that} was a good thing.  It was known as something to do to be respectable.

Are we like this?  More then we realize?  It isn't such a bad idea, is it?  Getting dressed up or special just because we're going out somewhere during the middle of our day.

Or, doesn't it even really matter anymore?

For me.  I've been thinking about this for awhile now.  I'm a stay-at-home-mom.   There are days I can feel as frumpy as I look.  Or the other way around - I probably look as frumpy as I feel.  It's hard and tiring work to be at home all of the time.  We can quickly don the idea that if no one sees me (but the kids) I don't have to "dress up".

But.  I've decided to change all of that.  As much as I can.  I don't go out much... at all.  And, that's okay.  I kinda like it that way.  But...

I've started to wear skirts - most every single day.  I feel prettier.  There are several reasons for doing so but most importantly I just want to look more feminine. (For one, my three year old daughter pretty much refuses to wear anything but skirts and dresses - and she names them!  Like this: "Mom, can I wear my flower, flower, flower dress today?) :) 
I don't always wear makeup - during the day.  But... I will often spritz on a bit of HAPPY perfume...and at least wear me some earrings.  I try to keep my hair somewhat "together".  (I do happen to have a frizzy, curly do...)

I don't want the random day of me getting dressed up and having to hear my children ask "where are we going?"... I'd rather them just see mom looking good, just because.  It matters to my man as well - that I look like I care about myself (and him) when he walks in the front door.  It does matter.

You never know...at least I don't, around here... when someone (family or non) is going to pay an important visit to the front door.  It never fails.

If you have to wear grungy or choose too - because your outdoors (gardening or farming) more then inside your home, keeping home... then wear that smile.  At least, the smile? 

It wears well, too.

Remember?  A smile is a light in the window of your face to show your heart is at home

Did you notice the tomato is wearing a heart?  I took that photo this morning because I noticed it while I was washing up dishes.  It looked like it "adorned itself", got dressed up, ready for the day.  I'm pretty positive it is just a watermark dried on there... but too cute. 

And a great reminder for me today.

Wearing well, is a good thing.

She is clothed with strength and dignity, she can laugh at the days to come.  ~ Proverbs 31:25

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

{BagsbyBevy} Country Crossroad

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There is a newbie in the shop.  Just thought I'd share and let you know it's there.

Traffic has been a little slow - in both the coming and the going.
And, I've been just as much to blame. :)

Before another day passes.
I hope you'll stop by.

::Country Crossroad::
{Oversized, Large Tote bag}


Take a look around BagsbyBevy before you move on!  I'd appreciate it.

Oh, and these tiptoed out of my hand, a couple of weeks ago - to a friend of mine for her new little baby boy!

::Homespun Baby - Shoes::
{gift to Danielle}


My new tag-line for the shop is "two seams at a time".  It's true.  I've been a busy gal...
But, when I get to sewing I "slow down" a bit and it really does relax.

Even if I only get two seams sewn at a time - before something else calls me away. :)

Thank you for reading here today!!

Monday, May 16, 2016

{Quotes to Ponder} reflecting possiblity

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Jayne's Spring Program - reciting Scripture! 

The best verse hadn't been rhymed yet,
The best house hasn't been planned, 
The highest peak hasn't been climbed,
The mightiest rivers aren't spanned;
Don't worry and fret, faint-hearted.
The chances have just begun
For the best jobs haven't been started, 
The best work hasn't been done.

~ No Chance, Berton Braley

“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” 
― L.M. Montgomery

We have a choice...
We can stay under a cloud or get busy and find our rainbow. 
 ~ Joan Walsh Anglund

“All things are possible until they are proved impossible and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.” 
― Pearl S. Buck

For nothing is impossible - with God!  - Luke 1:17


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

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*** warning: buttercup photo overload ;)  Enjoy!!

Flowers on the windowsill are never an exception.  They are always the rule this time of year!

I caught my girls out in our "empty" cowpasture - over the weekend.  These photos were taken through the dining room window.  I don't prefer they wander the meadow and usually it's a strong "no-no" for them to be out there but I guess since there were no cows and the buttercups kept calling their names (wonder how I could tell?)... I let them continue.  Simply capturing these moments.
They do know that it'll probably be the VERY last time - they can do this.  The grasses will be too high and the tick's will be out aplenty before too long.   This is what we will have to deal with - with no cows to keep the meadow grass at bay.  We miss "our" cows.  Truth is.  
We've never seen so many buttercups in one place before.  ((sigh))

We love they're yellow glow under the chin!!  Buttercups are so dainty and precious..

For now.  I will take ALL their bouquets of buttercups they can collect and call it a Happy Mother's Day - in advance!


If you are Blessed.  Be a Blessing!!
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