Thursday, January 29, 2009

Scratch That

Okay, scratch the whole polonaise thing. Maybe I'll get around to it someday, but now I am making a BEAUTIFUL regency gown in the rust colored linen. If you have seen the Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley, it's the dress she wears when they dine with Mr. Collins, and when she goes to Pemberly to meet Georgiana. I can't wait! I love these "princess" dresses.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Pics

This is me and some friends at a site called Mansker's Station. This is the one we re-enact at the most. This is in October, early in the morning, and we have our wraps on as it was very chilly. Form left to right we are: my sister Janessa, my friend Allison (the photographer), my friend Samantha, and Me. I am not smiling very much in this picture, because Iwas trying to hide my braces. Now, though, I have given up on that since they will be off in March anyways.
This is my family, (minus my two older brothers who don't re-enact) at an event called Red River. We run a resturaunt there and the tent behind us is it. From left to right we are: Janessa, My mother, My dad, and Me.

This in the Spring of 08. From left to right it is: my friend Kelsie, Janessa, Allison, and Me. This is in the doorway of the main block house at Mansker's Station.

This is me and Allison. It was in Septmeber, and remarkably hot, so I had taken off my stockings(Shame, Shame!!). But Allison, being the modest girl she is, kept hers on. This is in a loft of one of the cabins at Mansker's Station. I think we were handing laterns down from the loft, and when we were done, just sat and talked. My mom took this picture for us.

This is Me, with my glasses on, Allison in modern clothing, and Janessa in October. This is at Red River. This pic is my favorite.
Sorry for being gone so long. I was what you could call "fasting" fromt the internet, TV, and going to movies for a week and a half. I was actually able to get a lot done that I had been wanting to during that time. I have fabric for my polonaise now. It will be a rust colored linen with a chocolate linen stomacher. The stomacher will have crewel work in the pattern I blogged about last year. Hope to have some pics of that soon!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Giving Up

In response to something Chad said last night, I am going to taking a break from the internet for two weeks. Until then, be content with what posts I already have up. :) Have a great week.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

For this is love...

God has called us to live a life so far above the standards of this world. A life above names on plaques and buildings. A life more honorable than Pultzer Prizes or Golden Globes. He has called us to a life of LOVE. He wants us to live a life of love, uncontrollable love. We've been called to love people. Not to Bible-bash them over the head with condemnations and admonitions. To love His people is a greater calling than we could ever imagine. That is all he asked of us. To love Him, and to love His people. I didn't say to "save" people, or to "lead them to Christ". He asked us to love them. Personally, I don't know any people I have led to Christ. But I know a lot of people who He has called me to love. By loving them, I have recieved love in return.
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' -Matthew 25:40

By loving God, we will want to love people. And by loving people, we are showing love t oGod by being obediant to His will. My heart has been filled with love that has been given me by the Greatest Lover. Filled so high, that it spills over into the lives of others. Love is a gift that is supposed to be given away, not horded. Spill your love over into the lives of those around you.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Something to Chew On

This morning I was taking down pictures and curtains in my room since we are painting it tomorrow. My windows face the east, so the sun rises right into the room, flooding it with light. it was absolutely beautiful. Later as I was reading a book about 18th century poets, I came across this piece which I think you might find thought provoking.
It is a beauteous evening, calm and free,
The holy time is quiet as a Nun
Breathless with adoration; the broad sun
Is sinking down in its tranquility;
The gentleness of heaven broods o're the Sea:
Listen! the mighty Being is awake,
and doth with His eternal motion make
A sound like thunder--everlastingly.
-William Wordsworth

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The End in Sight

Well, I guess this wasn't what I expected to blog about this morning, but circumstances seem to have preordained it. One of my closest friend's father died this morning to go and be with his Savior. He had fought a long and arduous fight against cancer. This was either the third or fourth time it had come back. This time, it took every bit of him. Please pray for my friend and her family as they go through this very hard time.