Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Better Than Your Best, Turn Your Worry Into Work, Speaking When Spoken To

Note: The video playlist is now at the top of this blog on the left side. When you get to the Youtube link, click "sort according to newest posted" and it will start with the recent one.

Hope this listen-as-you-go helps you get started today. Please leave a comment!!

Here is the poem I mentioned in the video

How To Be Happy

Are you almost disgusted with life, little man?
I'll tell you a wonderful trick
That will bring you contentment, if anything can,
Do something for somebody, quick
Are you awfully tired with play, little girl?
Wearied, discouraged, and sick
I'll tell you the loveliest game in the world,
Do something for somebody, quick!
Though it rains, like the rain of the flood, little man,
And the clouds are forbidding and thick,
You can make the sun shine on your soul, little man,
Do something for somebody, quick!
Though the stars are like brass overhead, little girl,
And the walks like a well-heated brick,
And our earthy affairs in a terrible whirl,
Do something for somebody, quick!

Tea cup by Meritage

Patti Reed vinyl bag 

Patty Reed "Daisy Kingdom" patterns

This Patty Reed design is available at Grandma's Patterns, one of the blogs on the blogroll on my sidebar.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Use Your Interests and Talents to Enrich Your Home Life

Grace's China (Homegoods $6.99)

8 cards and envelopes (Dollar Tree $1.00)

Penmanship Book: Victorian Trading Co.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Feel Prepared, Clutter is a Magnet, "Pioneer Ribbons" Ep.2 (Allison on the Oregon Trail)

Here is a fancy dress I recently finished for one of my granddaughters.

The dress is lined with a soft cotton lawn, and all the materials and trims came from Walmart. The fabric is Waverly 100% cotton with a linen-like weave. The rosebud accent at the collar is also from Walmart.  Total cost for 3 yards, the lining, and the sleeve elastic, lace trims: $16.00. 

Here it is with the underskirt trimmed in wide eyelet lace, which I made to wear with it:

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Dress Well at Home for More Purpose, The Homemaker's Glass is Full

Native American (First Nation) Long House

Prints of paintings on the walls behind me are:

The Recital by Sandra Kuck 

This is a commercial picture I got at Target way back in the early 1980's.  I have never figured out the artists name so I am putting it here to see if any of you know who this is or how to find this painting or others by the artist. It is depicted in the first photo at the top of this post, behind the group of flowers.
Here is the name up close:

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Homemaker Radio: Instant Change, Do One Extra Thing, Make a Card, Your State of Mind,"Pioneer Ribbons" Ep. 1 (Allison Campbell on the Oregon Trail)

Lovely dimensional rose art stickers from Dollar Tree:

Sleeve protector pattern: McCalls 7487, possibly from the 1980's. There is no date anywhere that I can detect, on this pattern. Would be great if this were reprinted.

Please remember to leave a comment and tell me what you accomplished while listening!


Saturday, February 08, 2020

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Listen While You Work: The State of the Union (Your Home)


Hello Dear Ladies,

I hope you enjoy today's broadcast and you get a lot done at home. Please leave a comment and let me know how you are doing and what all you accomplished while listening.