Monday, February 27, 2023

Linens and Handiwork of the Home

Hello Ladies,

There are approximately 25 references to snow in the Bible.  Snow provides nitrogen and sulfur for the earth, and fertilizer, and it absorbs a huge percentage of noise, which we all need a rest from. 

I hope you are doing well in your current situation, with great plans for improvement.

Today the broadcast is about the the hand made items of the home.

Indoor stealth sipping today:
Miss Lillian’s blog is updated 

Please enjoy your home while you listen:

Miss Lillians sewing blog is updated HERE

Monday, February 20, 2023

Winter Dressing, Handiwork, Parents Watch for Your Souls

I hope you are all happy at home, guiding and guarding it (Titus 2)

A little stealth sipping this morning set me up for the day using our old mailbox that was replaced by a new one. I have great plans for using this as a yard ornament with trailing plants.

In the broadcast I talked a bit about :
-Time for little things, time for handiwork
-Benefits of sitting in your house
-Not allowing homeschooling to become stressful
-Manipulating people's answers to questions
-Purpose of scrapbooks in earlier days
-Value of Jane Austen to young women
-My old wicker couch

Please enjoy being home while you listen today:
Please have success at home today!!

The modest clothing for teen girls is HERE. It is in Oregon.
Jane Austen audio books are HERE
Miss Lillian has a new sewing post HERE

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Time, Sleep, and Other Things

Above: From my rock collection

Stealth sipping today:

I hope you are enjoying your current circumstances and have great plans for improvement. While you are doing things around the house, or if you are resting, maybe this broadcast can keep you company.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Tea With Jane Austen, Stepping Heavenward and More

Greetings Dear Friends,
I think often of content you might enjoy hearing while you go about your home. 

I read from Tea With Jane Austen by Kim Wilson.
I also read a few entries of Stepping Heavenward, which is done in diary form.
Also, I continued my observations of the many things concerning character in "Princess Cut." I am not sure if this was ever a book but the script was evidently carefully thought out, covering many basis I have observed personally with my "vital" experience with parents and their grown children over the years, and you probably have, as well. I suggested you use it as a teaching tool, pausing the movie to observe and discuss. Perhaps you can watch it all the way the through first, and then at another time, watch it in segments to get the full meaning.

Things are quiet but busy at The Manse today.

Secret sipping from my windowsill instead of outside in the rain.  You know all about this tea thing from previous posts. 

Please enjoy what you are doing at home while you listen:

I enjoyed hosting you in The Manse today and hope you will come again.


Wednesday, February 08, 2023

Leisure vs. Labor and Other Things

In this broadcast, designed to listen while you do something in the home.

I cover some of the previous subjects:

--From "Stepping Heavenward", the quote:
"Life was not meant to be a treadmill,"--a good thing for a homemaker to keep in mind.
--Homemakers are care-givers.
"Even if all she does is live her daily life, the homemaker is making a great contribution to her family and their stability in life.
--If it is possible, avoid "meetings" that take you away from your comfort zone of the home.  
Please enjoy something in your home while you listen today:


Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Dress Designs

Miss Lillian (Western Lillian Designs) has a new post here  She appreciates you posting your comments over there on her blog link.


Monday, February 06, 2023

Respect Your Own Authority in the Home

I am so grateful you are here. I sat in the room where I do my ironing, and talked to you. Iron boards make such nice decorative tables. 

Today I spoke more about:

 ~Respecting yourself as an authority in the areas God has given you-- that of homemaker, mother and Christian woman.
~The phrase "make a difference" often causes us to seek fulfillment outside of being guide and guard of the home, but you can make a difference at home.
~I read a statement written in 1913 about the philosophy of public education written by the business advisor to John D. Rockefeller Sr. 1913
~I read more from Stepping Heavenward, chapter 9.
~On the subject of Princess Cut, I discussed several more things brought out concerning courtship, involving parents, siblings and other people.
~Here is the poem, "Hurry the Baby" the point being--allow children to be children, enjoy childhood, because it is so fleeting and soon gone; let them develop good memories from it. 

I have been changing things around in The Manse. Below: the "ocean room," using Grandma's old chenille bedspread and an ocean picture. 
As usual, please enjoy your home while you listen to the broadcast.

If you want me to post a comment you can use my email ladylydiaspeaks at, or if you want to leave a personal message. Thank you for all you do for me!!!!

The courtship movie I have been analyzing is HERE

Thursday, February 02, 2023

Several Subjects

Hello Ladies,

I was beginning to wonder if I would ever sit down again to talk to you. However I found half an hour between responsibilities, and tried to pack it with food for thought.

I covered these things:

~What language shall I borrow~
~A hint for keeping your freedom in social situations~
~History in Linda Lichter's book "Simple Social Graces"--women weren't "just a housewife" and the home was not a hotel.~
~A deeper look at the faith-based movie "Princess Cut"--going to friends and authorities other than parents
~Parents need to have more confidence in their own responsibilities to their children, young or older, and not outsource this ministry to others.

I crept out to have a secret sip, so I feel quite accomplished. 

I hope you will enjoy your home while you listen today.