Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Thursday, July 05, 2012

with needle and thREAD

needle and thREAD

I am joining Elizabeth and friends for the weekly post on what I am sewing, and reading.

I haven't had a chance to sit at the machine since before last week when that storm blew through the Midwest. I have, however, done some hand sewing. I have also enjoyed the fruits of my labor by wearing some of the things I made earlier in the summer. I had this blouse out earlier today for ironing and snapped a picture of it. I like this pattern, though the neck is a little wide for me. Next time I will cut the yoke a little shorter and the arm a little wider to compensate (and hopefully that will all go well). I may see if I can find some nice ribbon to sew around the neck of this one to bridge the gap a bit. I dislike always trying to keep the edges of my bra strap covered. The fabric is also Lisette and I really like it because it is so light.

I have also been enjoying wearing the skirts that I made (from this pattern), using some more of the Lisette fabric. It's so nice to wear a skirt in the summer -- so much cooler than crops or even shorts. I cut them very long for modesty (and so my bad veins don't show) but even long, they are cooler than pants.

Today I was working on a scapular, enjoying sitting after standing a lot in the last two days (my feet hurt so badly I can hardly walk! I pulled out my wool Haflingers they felt so bad), and enjoying the nice cool air conditioning. I started Helen Keller In Love  this morning on my iPhone. It is a novel, based on a supposed relationship Helen had with a man who was her assistant after Anne Sullivan became ill. It starts out rather risqué, with Helen's supposed memories and/or imaginings of a love affair, so I am not certain I will end up finishing it. I am not really a prude but it's rather odd thinking of Helen Keller in a racy romance novel. Poor Helen.


  1. Helen Keller was a socialist, supporter of birth control, and had and association with Margaret Sanger. Look up her politics and her connection with Sanger and you will feel a need to pray for the soul of such a learned woman.

  2. Sad about Helen Keller, isn't it? I was just reading about her a week or two ago. Another childhood hero falls off her pedestal! All the more reason why we should try to be like Christ, His Blessed Mother and the saints who are already in heaven!

  3. I had no idea, though there were a few hints in the beginning of the book. Apparently her father died when she was young and left her out of his will. She went to college ( probably on scholarship or by personal charitable sponsors) and probably became a feminist/socialist while at Radcliffe.

  4. Holy cow, I had no idea about all that with Helen Keller! That said, the book sounds kind of strange. I'll wait to see how it turns out, or if you finish it.

    Cute blouse! Can you wear it with a cami or would that just make it too hot?


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