Monday, September 26, 2022

Homemaking Inspiration

I hope you can find something you have been avoiding doing at home, and go to it while you listen today.

I read a poem by William Wordsworth (England, 1770-1850) and analyzed it to explain the figures of speech.

Below: Batik cotton dress with autumn leaves print. (enlarge to view the fabric).
Cost of fabric plus zipper, piping trim and threat— about $35.00. Price of fabric has increased!

I also related an essay by Washington Irving (United States, 1783-1859) about the "shifting conditions of life." 

This broadcast is designed to listen while you go about your work at home.


Christal said...

Enjoyed hearing your video, lovely poem and readings. Have a very blessed week 🤗🙏🌸🌼🌺

Lydia said...

Hi Lydia,

I am grateful for the past 2 homemaker radio videos. I was encouraged by the content in the books you have been reading to us. Mrs. Andelin surely took her career as a homemaker and wife very seriously; she imparted a wealth of knowledge and wisdom in this area.
I enjoyed the little glimpses of fall in the background of the manse and seeing the beautiful dress you sewed with the batik fabric. I have come to sincerely appreciate your constant reminders to get dressed each day out of respect for those around us, our Lord, and the important calling God has given us as keepers-at-home. It truly sends a message to your brain about what kind of day it will be… productive or unmotivated. Thank you again for your help and encouragement in all things pertaining to the lady of the house.😊Holly

D said...

Good morning! I’m a retired widow who still enjoys the art of homemaking. There are several YouTube channels on this subject, however, most seem to be created by young wives and mothers.

I asked in the comments on several of their channels if anyone knew of a similar channel created by someone closer to my stage of life. Several replied they didn’t know of any, but the creator of, “Because it Matters” shared the name of your channel and that it might be what I’m looking for.

I could hardly wait to find your channel, and was thrilled to see your beautiful teacups. Are they antiques? Will you please share the maker names, where you find them, and how you store or display them?

You appear much younger than I, and refer to yourself as Mrs. Sherman, so would I be correct to guess you still have a husband to cook for?

I enjoy the aroma of home cooking coming from my little kitchen. The challenge of cooking for one is what to do with leftovers. Could you offer a few ideas for ways to change up “real food” leftovers like pot roast, ham, meatloaf, roast chicken, etc, for more variety?

I do hope you will reply. Since comments were turned off on your YouTube channel, how will I be notified if you reply to my comments here?

God bless you for inspiring those of us who still love the art of homemaking. I look forward to listening to your channel as I go about my day!

Lydia said...

Hello and welcome! Since I'm always looking for content for my videos, I might be able to answer some of these questions on the next broadcast. Thanks for visiting and I hope you'll become part of the dialog here! I have not seen many places online for widows but I hope to have a message that appeals to every age and situation. Stay tuned because I might have another broadcast today. If it matters, I am in my 70's and a few others here are also, but I think we the benefit of multi-generational feedback in our lives.

God Bless You,

Unknown said...

Hi. Watching the YouTube videos while housekeeping is like having a dear friend present to keep me company. Thank you for your ministry.