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Friday, April 27, 2007

"She looketh well to the ways of her household..."

Okay:-) As oppose to cluttering lists and mail boxes I'm posting these things I have for sale here and if interested I will be happy to answer any questions at all:-) I'm posting my woodstove also, in hopes that someone in the TN/AL area may want one:-D This post and these pics will either be altered or deleted as things hopefully sell:-)

Here are some headcovering and clothing patterns I have , all except the Hiding place patterns are uncut and unused ,I am asking $5ppd for each, if you'd like close up pictures of the veiling patterns, just email and I'll be happy to send them...from Friends patterns I have:"Heart Shaped Covering", "Traditional Headcovering" ,"Jewel Headcovering" , "3 piece Ohio Dress, size L", "Contemporary Mennonite Dress size P/S" and "men's zipper front pants size 38"... From "The Hiding Place" , "Leah hanging veil","Lydia hanging veil", "Elizabeth hanging veil", "Abigail hanging veil" , "Mary hanging veil" and "Tabitha hanging veil"... other patterns are : Hanging, Flowing, Charity,Gathered Bonnet, Round Chapel, and Missionary... Here's my woodstove:-) I hate to part with it but must:-/ Although it IS an antique, it works ,heated our home and cooked our food for quite awhile. It does though need some refurbishing..If you want more info about the stove just let me know:-) It's in our outbuilding and you would need to be quite strong (you and a couple more like you:-). My husband and I moved this with a moving dolly by ourselves though, so it's possible. We are asking $750 or best offer. We'll entertain all offers though.:-)


This is a childs mesh covering with strings...so cute! :-) I'm asking $10ppd


Shannon's hair is HUGE under this but I'd say it's a med/large ...asking $10ppd

This seems like a large to me...$30 ppd
This one is a small $30ppd
This one is a sm/med $30ppd

This is an amish maternity/nursing dress, with detachable bodice and apron (pinned). I would say since it's so adjustable it would fit anywhere between a size 6 and a 14/16 depending.. Asking $25ppd for it.

Here are the nursing slits.....and the waist is pinned to account for a growing belly:-)


This dress is a girls dress ,handmade by Ruby Roth for my daughter when she was 11. I would say it's about a size 12..asking 20ppd




This green silky dress is a cape dress with detachable bodice and apron , it also comes with this opaque covering (dear daughter here has a GIANT amount of hair under it so if your bun is less than 20lbs,lol, it'll fit closer on you:-)..I'd say it's probably anywhere between an 8 and 12 but you know how hand made it...I'm asking 35ppd.


"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates." Proverbs 31:10-31














Sunday, April 22, 2007

Git up n' go needs to git a little faster:-/

Well, it was made abundantly that we need to be headin' off down the road a bit faster than we first anticipated.:-/ I believe we will be headed to Nashville where Bob can pursue his career . As long as we're together, we'll be fine though.:-)
I have moved so many times in my life that you would think I'd be used to this...but alas, as I get older I also get more tired, so these moves become more and more difficult to pull off. I have hopes that one day I will be plopped in the absolute perfect "forever" place (other than heaven:-) and there I will stay, doing all my homesteady granola mom/grammy things:-) Sitting in our rocking chairs , facing west with Bob whittling at my side and me singing a mountain hymn with a joyful heart and hopefully new teeth:-) ...This pic below is something I look at all the time and think "hey, it could happen...." :-)


But I'm not going to indulge in too much wishful thinking and begging ,lol, I've done that before and gotten myself into a pickle...rather I'll pray this....
But godliness with contentment is great gain: for we brought nothing into the world, for neither can we carry anything out; but having food and covering we shall be therewith content 1Tim.6:6-8
Oh Lord give us your strength and your speed, lead us to a good pasture where we may raise our children, dote on our grandchildren and get some much needed rest...amen:-)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Home to the Smokies , but for a day.....

Here I am giving a big thumbs up to the Thunderhead!! That's Bob next to me ,enjoying my hijinks, my sister Erin right behind me apparently catching snow flakes on her tongue?lol..and Shannon next to Erin looking totally exasperated at what a dork her mother is,lol...:-D

Sigh...how I wish I could stay, but the soothing sight of my mountains was enough to sustain me for awhile. How grateful I am that I am only 3 hours from God's sitting room.:-) He surely dwells there for rest and relaxation.

Yesterday morning at 6am we took off in the car for a day at Dollywood. It's what Jake wanted to do for his birthday so that's what we did. We get yearly passes because after a couple of visits it pays for itself and it's good clean fun. I love walking around that park hearing the sounds of sweet mountain gospel music coming from the little speakers hiding in the bushes:-)

What made this more fun is that my sister Erin's family came in from Charlotte NC to spend the day there with us. We always have a good time with them.:-)
One thing that is a near obsession of our family is roller coasters! We went on several including our favorites and also the new one Mystery Mine! That was weird , scary and pretty innovative! Somethin' else, hard to describe so if you're inclined to get there, then get on that thing and you'll see!:-)
We're tired today, as 6 hours of driving and 8 hours of walking takes it out of us old fogies,lol... But the sight of the mountains as the sun was setting, and promising them that I would be back soon, has cheered my spirit and made me to worship the Creator of such beauty with all my heart!
"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD,which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore." Psalm 121

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Just some stuff:-)


Anyway, yesterday, our youngest turned 11.He is such a hoot and a wonderful boy:-) This birthday for some reason was such a bittersweet thing for me...I guess, when you want so much to have more children but can't, that last precious child becomes even more precious and his days even more valuable than you remember them being just last year. We had a good time though and he is a joy to have for a son.:-) Just as the other two and now the grandchidren are beyond what I ever deserved in my life. I am filled with blessings. If only I could keep that in mind as a stumble around in my frequent pity parties,lol...:-p
In case you can't tell..I am quite down these days:-/ I have become so weary over the trials and traumas of the last several years. More than I can ever write down in a few posts, but suffice to say, I'm wayyy tired. It's not JUST the fact that living in the south has been an exercise in extracting a dripping with honey knife from your back every time we turn around (bless your heart!") Or that I have witnessed the utter and horrible degradation of Christ's church to the extreme through the life of a crazy IFB preacher (uh, if you'r interested, google Dr. Peter S. Ruckman and behold the craziness that was our church...thankfully that's past tense)... so much more though... I thank God though that He has balanced the "awful" with the "awesome" and helped me know to turn to Him through it all. I am forever grateful for that.... He is a wonderful Father and a merciful savior. Even more so I'm grateful that He continues to put up with me and work on me:-) Thankfully the cure for what ails me is death on the cross:-D


On to more/less important things.... Let me preface this by saying I watch very little t.v. but the rant below kinda tells ya why...how can people sit and watch this stuff?
So, being tired of all the junk I have to do,I turn on the t.v. this morning and there is the waste of expensive air space show "The View"...good grief. Aren't there more than enough networks devoted to promoting gay and lesbians as somehow wiser than all of us stupid heteros? Like maybe HGTV?! So anyway, this rant isn't about the seriously demented ,out of control Rosie, but more about the poor excuse of a conservative Elizabeth Hassel-something-or-other.... So they're talking about the no brainer upholding of the partial birth abortion ban--read: murder. Rosie is of course a promoter of all things heinous so she is up in arms at not being able to choose to murder an unborn human up until 40 weeks gestation...And of course Elizabeth weakly pipes in a few times saying "well, I don't agree with that...." snivel snivel.... She ends up saying something along the lines of ,it shouldn't be legal to have partial birth abortions...duh... Rosie in all her weird glory yells..."these fetuses are deformed or dead usually!"... Now does Elizabeth say "WHY SHOULD IT BE LEGAL TO KILL DEFORMED CHILDREN?!" No....she says " if I were pregnant with a deformed baby, I wouldn't choose to do this".... Of course Rosie says like the good pagan she is..." THAT'S YOUR CHOICE, OTHER WOMEN SHOULD HAVE THAT CHOICE ALSO!!" audience erupts into ferocious clapping fit here.... My goodness, the audience on that show would surely throw Rosie a ticker tape parade if she burped the alphabet or something. Every horrible aluminum pyrite nugget that comes out of her mouth impresses them like she's Gandhi or something.
My problem though, is not with the utterly predictable Rosie or why she is being given this forum...but with a woman who professes to be a Christian and a conservative. I wonder if she'll ever figure out that it's her clear impotence as a conservative Christian that provokes ABC to keep her on as the token she clearly is? She is far more infuriating than the crazies they have surrounding her at that table.
I know this all sounds caustic and cynical but I guess I just needed to get it off my chest:-/

So o.k., that's all I have to say about that:-)
Better be gittin' and on to the ever looming house fixing...
Lord get us out of this town , please help us sell our home and move on to a better location. You know our need....AMEN.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Well, try as I may, to resist the blog craze, I have succumbed to this phenomenon...I don't really have much to say really, at least not today, but I may tomorrow.:-) Some days you really just can't shut me up (just ask Bob;-) I babble like a baboon on speed.. (you can tell I'm no shrinking violet from our pic,huh?:-) but today, I'm reflective, introspective and not my usual groovy self. So because the proverbial well is dry, I won't force the issue and try another day.
I'll be back!