Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Day of Resurrection

1Peter 1:3 
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" 

"Thou art the Way: to Thee alone
From sin and death we flee;
And he who would the Father seek, 
Must seek Him, Lord, by Thee. 

Thou art the Truth: Thy word alone
True wisdom can impart;
Thou only cast instruct the mind, 
And purify the heart. 

Thou art the Life: the rending tomb
Proclaims Thy conquering arm;
And those who put their trust in Thee
Nor death nor hell shall harm."

George W. Doane

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


A pocket handkerchief to hem. 

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! 

How many stitches it will take 

Before it's done, I fear. 

Yet set a stitch and then a stitch. 

And stitch and stitch away. 

Till stitch by stitch the hem is done. 

And after work is play. 

— Christina G. Rossetti 

Monday, April 6, 2009

Our Little Echo

Mother and Child, c.1885

Mother and Child, c.1885
Art Print

Jones, Francis...
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We have an echo in our house,

An echo three years old,

With dimpled cheeks and wistful eyes,

And hair of sunny gold.

This little echo, soft and sweet,

Repeats what others say,

And trots about on tireless feet.

Up stairs and down, all day.

It makes us very careful not

To use a naughty word.

Lest in the echo's lisping tones.

It should again be heard.

Which would be such a dreadful thing.

As any one can see,

Who has an echo in his house,

A little over three.

~Margaret E. Songster

Motherly Love
Motherly Love Giclee Print
Munier, Emile
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Braided Necklace

Here is the latest braid, done in white ribbon and a silver pearl strand. Above, on the flat side you can see the silver weaving in an out; below you can see the "V" pattern on the reverse side. 

Table Protection Tip

To go with the bread recipe given last week, here is a photo of the way our Bessie Baker Cook protects her table with freezer paper when kneading dough. Just tape the paper on or around your surface, and make sure the paper is slick side up!