Saturday, July 10, 2021

Courage at Home




The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. ... Courage originally meant "To speak one's mind by telling all one's heart." Over time, this definition has changed, and today, courage is more synonymous with being heroic.


Here are some samples of the "free-hand sewing I talked about." This is done
without patterns, zippers, facings,  interfacing, buttons, ironing, and no pre-ruffle preparation.




8 comments:

Lynn said...

Pictures I'd really like to see enlarged...but they won't .

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I recently purchased a new sewing machine and have been anxious about starting more difficult items. I loved hearing about your granddaughter and now I am just going to go for it!
Michell

Lydia said...

I’ll try to enlarge them today

Laura Jeanne said...

This was a pleasant talk, as always. I really appreciate your reminders to take care of our health by making sure to do stretching, drink more water, and so on. Of course I know all these things, but as I'm sure you know, a homemaker often becomes so preoccupied with caring for others, that she forgets to care for herself.

The weather on my part of the continent (southern Ontario) is much different from what you are all experiencing out West. Here it has been cool and rainy for over a week. The humidity is staying constant today at 100%! Surfaces in the home feel sticky, the covers of paperback books are starting to curl. I have herbs hanging to dry which won't finish drying because the air is too damp! I would love a touch of the dry heat that others have right now.

Janine said...

Very interesting! I enjoyed hearing about your granddaughter's sewing, butlering, and all of your helpful health reminders.

Toni said...

These garments are lovely, your granddaughter is very clever! I have a 13 year old niece who sews just like that! She makes pajama pants, skirts and dresses in the same way!
And you're right, we did learn such a tedious way to sew. I'm like you...I want to try it, but am too afraid at the moment!

Lydia said...

Toni, these girls make whatever they need in a much shorter time and they don’t create hard factory type labor with sewing!

SharonR said...

You have a talented granddaughter. Probably at some point, she'll need the more detailed sewing learning, but still - doing is better than not doing. I have the butler book you read from. I'd forgotten about it. Maybe I'll find it and read it again. I really like the book. Thank you again for the video. Part of the time, I cleaned out my refrigerator. O my!! It had really gotten out of hand. I think that's one of his points, right? Punctuality, organization and CLEANliness.? I'm working on it, with your homemaking radio alongside. 🙂