"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

A skirt and a wood shed

My daughter asked for an ankle length skirt so I cut one out for her from a skirt I had recently bought for myself at a local thrift store. Unfortunately I had never had enough time to try it on in the store and sure enough when I got home - it didn't fit. I used the existing hem and put in an elastic waistband. I easily cut and sewed it within a hour - or at least it felt like that-on my treadle sewing machine. She was delighted with it and it brought me joy watching her wear it. Spring is here and there are blossoms, leaves and rain showers. We've been spending more time outside and I've been back working on the woodshed I am building. I now have three of the four 6 by 6 pressure treated posts cemented into place. Being alone isn't easy. There are plenty of tasks which seem to be physically impossible- like lifting 80 pound posts- but God gives me strength. There are other tasks that need doing. I do not know how I am going to tackle those but I know that God isn't going to abandon me. God loves me far too much to treat me that way. I know I don't deserve all His grace and so I marvel at His love. It lifts me up inside and I long to know Him more. Check out this verse. This is how I read it. "The Lord Himself goes before (put your name here) He will never leave me nor abandon me. Be not afraid nor discouraged."
Deut. 31:8
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  1. You are an amazingly talented woman, Ronda. I do not posses the sewing, weaving or building skills that you do, I don't have the physical strength that you do (80 pounds? No way!) and I certainly don't have the fortitude that is required of one to live alone in your rough terrain. I admire your faith and know that will succeed in whatever you put your mind to. Thinking of you and sending your smiles!

  2. Kim your very sweet. Thank you for your kind words. Your comment made me laugh and I had another laugh when I realized I did that work in an ankle length skirt. Funny I never thought to put on pants....thanks for your visit. Ronda

  3. Great job on the skirt! A treadle sewing machine, wow! So awesome that you were able to create this skirt for your little one out of something that did not fit you, a real joy for sure! And oh the woodshed project - my heart goes out to you! I will be praying that the Lord will send some help for you... if we lived closer we would be there to help you! I will pray for you that help will come, and that the Lord will bless your heart in all you do! Much love to you today Ronda!

    1. Thank you I value your prayers a lot. Yes the treadle sewing machine sews beautifully and makes sewing a dream. Hugs to you! Ronda