Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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 Now that life for us has returned to uneventful, I have great plans for sewing:

-More mother-daughter garments
-Lace curtains for the bathroom
-Toile print couch and chair covers
-A coat from a vintage pattern
-A home sewn decorative rug
-Theme sewing for the kitchen -more about that later

I also want to make new curtains for the dining room. This, from Pinterest, looks interesting:

Also I am trying out ideas for my mantel decor and for other rooms, with a goal of preparing for a blog Christmas home tour of my own. I'm not good about deadlines so I never join the blog tours.

This is from Pinterest, and I like the lush full look of the greenery.

Lanterns are also an interest of mine and I'm hoping to have one in every room, hall and corner:

Of course there are more important things in life to be concerned with, but beauty in the home is one way to minister to others and show gratitude for shelter and sustenance.

I will be busy getting things ready to share here.

Thank you for your prayers, and to the 3 dear ladies this month who put donations in my PayPal on the left.

There is a new blog added on my blog roll about everyday life that I am enjoying very much.


Jaclyn Juliette said...

I came here today expecting to see this post! Hooray! I’m glad to hear that Stan is home and on the mend. He’ll be in good hands with you now. That’s a load off your minds before Christmas.
- Jackie, NYC

Lydia said...

Jaclyn I hope to finally review that ebook you sent;

The Retro Homemaker said...

Hi Lady Lydia! I received Yorkshire Gold tea from my good friend from England! I know you enjoy this kind of tea as you have talked about it on your blog! Praying for your husband!

Lydia said...

You are rich if you can find that tea!!!

Nicole in MD said...

Dear Lady Lydia, I hope this is allowed. I don't work for this company, but I have ordered from them. The company carries Yorkshire Gold tea. I thought you and some of your readers might like this information.

Lydia said...

Thanks so much

Lydia said...
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Lydia said...

I will be ordering!

Feminine Belle said...


Please tell Nicole thank you.

I found Yorkshire Gold tea also on Amazon, and The Vermont Country Store. However, it had a warning for those not connoisseurs of tea. ;-)

Check carefully before ordering: there actually are two or three different varietals of Yorkshire Gold being sold. I do not buy THIS one; we prefer the one that has more lavender in tea pictures on the box and clearly states on the front that it is "3 leafs from the top 10 tea gardens in the world".

I understand the tea was watered down for American taste if purchased here. However, I would rather the full flavor most comments are raving about and like you will be ordering from the UK link given.

Thanks for sharing it with us!

Feminine Belle said...

Here is another place your readers might enjoy!

You really get allot of bang for the buck and free shipping! It reminds my children of the stories of Narnia. (Please feel free to post with your discretion.)

Turkish Delights:

ps. ordered my tea!!!

The Retro Homemaker said...

My gift tea is from the company Taylors of Harrogate and is quite delicious!