Saturday, February 27, 2010

Regency Stays

They are finally done!

I realize that I need some new lacing!

I really love this pattern, except for the sizing problem. I measure about a 12, so I made these in a 10, and they are almost too big. If I used the pattern again I would definitely make an 8. Otherwise it was smooth sailing!
My dress is done except for the hem and buttonholes - so expect pictures fairly soon.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Peace of God

The Lady of Shallot , John William Waterhouse

This week - Philippians 4:6-7

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be
made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses
all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Anxious for nothing. It's hard, isn't it? Hardly can we let a day pass without worrying over something or other. And does it improve the circumstances? Of course not, for "which of you can by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life's span?" (Matthew 6:27) None can. Anxiety only increases life's troubles, deepens sorrow, and compromises physical health.
So bringing our requests to God remains the only thing to be done. However, this supplication must be accompanied by thanksgiving. For what is ours that has not been given to us? (I Corinthians 4:7) Be thankful that you have family or events or things to worry about! Just giving it all up to the Lord takes a load of cares away. And what could be more comforting than 'the peace of God'?

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Broken binding? No problem.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Long Tag

1. High heels or boots? Boots.
2. What time did you get up this morning? 6:39
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Its been so long! Prince Caspian.
4. What is your name? Lillian.
5. What is your favorite TV show? I don't watch that much TV, now.
6. What do you usually have for breakfast? cereal, or eggs
7. What is your middle name? Mynatte
8. What food do you dislike? Cauliflower, Mushrooms
9. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Nothing
10. What characteristic do you despise? Arrogance
11. Favorite Clothing? Do you really want to know? Stretchy sweatpants and a T-shirt :)
12. Anywhere in the world on vacation? The mountains!
13. Are you an organized person? Yes
14. Where would you retire to? The mountains
15 What was your most recent memorable birthday? 16th
16. What are you going to do when you finish this? Practice my speech, go to bed.
17. What is your Birthstone? Diamond
18. Person you expect to publish this first? ??
19. When is your birthday? April 17
20. Are you a morning person or a night person? morning
21. What is your shoe size? 7 or 7 1/2
22. Do you own any animals? Yes
23. Any news you'd like to share? Nope
24. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? A vet
25. What is your favorite flower? poppies
26. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? tomorrow!
27. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? mint green or sky blue
28. How is the weather right now? rainy
29. Last person you spoke to on the phone? my pastor's wife
30. Favorite drink? Sweet tea, Coke, water!
31. Favorite restaurant? Lexington Barbeque
32. Hair color? Brown.
33. What was your favorite toy as a child? Outside
34. Summer or winter? Summer.
35. Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla.
36. Coffee or tea? Tea.
37. Wish you were still young? I am still young.
38. Do you want your friends to publish this? Of course, if they want to.
39. When was the last time you cried? It's been at least a month
40. What is under your bed? Summer clothes, probably a pacifier.
41 . What did you do last night? hemmed the bodice lining on my dress and watched Jane Eyre.
42. What are you afraid of? I can't say it on here.
43. Salty or sweet? Salty
44. Best quality you have? my "well-roundedness"?
45. How many years at your current job? If school counts, 11!
46. Favorite day of the week? Don't have one
48. What four people will you tag? If you would like to do it, go ahead!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Hope Deferred

"Boreas," John William Waterhouse

Today's verse is Proverbs 13:12, another personal favorite.

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick;
But desire fulfilled is a tree of life."

In Hebrew, the usage of the word hope (towcheleth) translates as expectation. When a strong expectation is deferred or put off for a long period of time, it will cause heartache. For young people such as myself, applying this verse to my life means not setting my heart on any specific person, place, or thing. Because of this verse, I know that it is extremely important for me to guard my heart, for the sinking feeling of not receiving something long hoped for will make the heart sick. But when my desire is fulfilled, that is a tree of life. So I must delight myself in the Lord and He will give me the desires of my heart.
~ Proverbs 37:4

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Panelled Skirt

I'm relieved to have this finally out of my sewing room and in the closet!

(sorry about the wrinkles)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Hi Everyone!
Sorry I've been gone so long!

I've decided to take a favorite Bible verse every Friday - quote it and explain what it means to me. I'll start today with Romans 8:28, which being the "theme verse" for my blog, I think is an appropriate place to start.

"And we know that God causes all things to work
together for good to those who love God, to those
who are called according to His purpose."

The small section in my Bible that contains this verse is entitled "Our Victory in Christ." Any Christian who trusts Christ as Savior and Lord has victory over the sin and death of this world. Verse 28 demonstrates a victory over fear, that no matter what I may be going through in my life, God has control. He knows everything that goes on in my life (and yours too!) and can use anything to glorify Himself. This is not an excuse for sin, however. The consequences that we often suffer bring a pain which, although it may not be evident for years, eventually aids us in learning from our mistakes.
This verse has been a comfort to me, most often during hard times. Yet because "everything works together for good', I have nothing to fear. The promise of eternal life certainly puts the minuscule events of this life into perspective!

All this talk of victory reminds me of the words to one of my favorite hymns -

Faith is the Victory

His banner over us is love,
Our sword the Word of God;
We tread the road the saints above
With shouts of triumph trod.
By faith they, like a whirlwind's breath,
Swept on o'er every field;
The faith by which they conquered death
Is still our shining shield.

Faith is the Victory!
Faith is the Victory!
Oh, glorious victory
That overcomes the world.

So, what do you think?