Mar 26, 2010

Kindred Spirit Award

Hello Dear Readers!!! I obtained this award from (you can find the rules there) and thought that some of my fellow bloggers would enjoy one.
So I want to award this to Bess from Bess's Bag, Johanna from an Old Fashion Girl, Leah from Narrow Path, Lindsay from Content in Christ, Celine from Iradessa, and Miss Sarah Elizabeth from Altogether Joyful.

You girls deserve it!!! And I also wanted to thank each of you for leaving such sweet, encouraging comments and for becoming blogging friends!

Hope that everyone has a great weekend.

In Christ's Love,

Mar 25, 2010

Composition and Sewing Projects

Hello again, Readers!!! I forgot to post my sewing projects :), and I wanted to post this composition that I had to write for school and thought you might enjoy it:
In the Baker's Window
A shy little street girl street girl stood on her tip-toes staring hungrily into the baker's shop. Every time a customer entered or exited the bakery, her heart would pound when she caught a delicious whiff of baking bread. She crinkled her brow and was determined to obtain a heavenly loaf of bread.
A woman passing by happened to stop and observe the baker kneading the dough. Memories flooded her mind and looked sympathetically at the street girl staring into the window. A shiver went down her spine, partly because of the crisp autumn wind; and partly because of the memories that she was reminiscing. She knew all too well what it was like to be on the street with people turning you down at every corner and angrily shoving you in their haste off the sidewalk into a puddle. It was not that long ago she was in the same position. She would have prossibly be in the same disposition if it were not for a kind baker to take her in.
"There now, deary, would you like a bite to eat?"
The girl blinked; too astounded to say words and could only nod willingly. It was the first time someone had talked to her with kindness and cordiality.
The woman entered into the shop; the warmth greeted her eagerly; the bell in the door jingled cheerfully; everything was so familiar. The baker was just taking a braided loaf from the crakling coals in the clay oven. The elderly Italian baker looked up from his work and smiled broadly, wiping the some excess flour off of his brow.
She purchased the newly baked loaf and a cup of cider and took it to the girl. "Oh, that is good," the street girl murmured in between sips of steaming hot cider.
"Thank you," she said softly but her gratitude was very evident in her meek voice.
The woman smiled, sighed contently, and continued down the sidewalk.
Sewing Projects
I finished this yesterday; I suppose you could call it a baby bonnet. It is now is tucked safely in my hope chest.
I purchased six of these lovely linen napkins from a flea market for an unpassable price. I have been embroidering them with French knots for my hope chest too!
This is one of my finished embroidery projects. It was fun to imagine what the Eiffel Tower is like in Paris. One of my top ten places to visit if I go to Europe.

Love always,

The Year's at Spring!

Hello Dear Readers!!! I have not blogged in a very long time. Hope that everyone is enjoying the blooming of springtime!
Last Saturday, my friends and I went a picnicking in a field full of wildflowers and I thought you might enjoy a few pictures:

Who will volunteer to step into Narnia first?

A cute little hobbit knoll for a sweet little hobbit...

Book from my "library:"

Have you ever heard of the Duggars? This book was given to me by my parents for Christmas last year and it is awesome! It was so fun to learn of their family and of how their family grew from one to nineteen!!! I always look forward to watching 18, I mean, 19 Kids in Counting on TLC every Tuesday night after a long day of violin and ballet lessons! It was a joy to read.
Poetry Corner:
The Year's at Spring
Robert Browning
The year's at spring
The day's at morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His heaven-
All's right with the world!


Mar 18, 2010

Two Giveaways!!!

An Old-Fashion Girl is hosting a giveaway!!! Here is her link:
Some of her prizes include:
A Cute bag And reeeeeally cute apron!!!
Antonia from Outside Into Life is also hosting a giveaway. Just visit her blog at
At her blog you can win a:
Handmade box...

But wait! What's inside?!
A cute tote bag!!! Wow! Two giveaways in one post!
So go over to these two lovely blogs and enter these giveaways. Giveaways close by the end of the month, so hurry.

Mar 17, 2010

A Field Full of Wild Flowers

Hello Dear Readers! Hope that everyone has had a nice week so far. We have been having very pleasant spring weather (what a nice change from the rainy weather we have been having) which should continue for the rest of the week! Yippy!
My family and I decided to take advantage of the clear weather and visit the fields of wildflowers that we had heard so much about after Sunday's service.
I thought you might enjoy some pictures that I captured with my camera:
It was so nice to sit in the field and listen to the birds chirp and the sweet serenity. People brought picnics which inspired my family to make plans to visit again this weekend. I think that I will bring my watercolors along too!
California Poppies! In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row....
-In Flanders Field by John Mcrae
Book from my "library:"
You have probably seen the title on previous posts and on my profile. Exceptionally good book. I have read it twice, and always glance at my favorite quotes or chapters again and again. Recommend it to girls who are Jane Austen/Charlotte Bronte fans. It is a book about mystery, the complex rules that the main character has to follow to act like a lady, and with a sprinkle of Regency era courtship and romance.

Poetry Corner:
My Heart's in the Highlands
Robert Burns
My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go.
Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North,
The birthplace of valour, the country of worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.

Farewell to the mountains high cover'd with snow;
Farewell to the straths and green valleys below;
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods;
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.
My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go.
P.S. Stay tuned for a new story that I am working on. Hint: another fairytale

St. Patrick's Day Greeting

Hello Dearest Readers! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! Would love to hear what St. Patrick's Day activities and traditions you do to celebrate this green holiday.
With Love,
P.S. Want to thank all my new followers for becoming followers. It is so nice to know that others are enjoying my blog. May the Lord bless all of you and all my friends who come to visit my blog as well.

Mar 14, 2010

I Was Awarded this Award from Bess!

Bess from Bess's Bag gave me this sweet award. Check out Bess's blog by clicking on the link on my sidebar. Thanks, Bess for giving me this award. Here are the award rules:
1. List eight stories you would like to live in.
2. List eight (or less) other bloggers who deserve this award.
3.Comment on their blogs to let them know you have awarded them.
Here are the eight stories I would like to live in:
1. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. (What would it be like to wear those cool dresses?.....)
2. The Apothecarie's Daughter by Julie Klassen. ( I would love to see a real apothecary shop.)
3. The Last Battle by C.S.Lewis (that would be so cool to wear one of those flowy dresses and go to Narnia heaven:)
4.The Secret of the Golden Pavilion by Caroline Keene. (So neat to work side by side with Nancy Drew!)
5. Dr. Oma by Ethel Herr (so cool if I could be a princess and an apothecarie's aprentice. Can you tell I love herbs?)
6. The Lacemaker and the Princess ( I do not exactly know who this book was written by but it was really good:)
7. A Little Princess (would be fun to see the "queer little eyes" of Sarah's that the book mentions so often)
8. Haddassah: The Girl Who Grew Up to Be Queen Esther (What would it be like to meet Queen Esther?!)
I am awarding this award to...
Lucie from Lucie Land, Peyton from Apples of Gold.


P.S. Be sure to visit these awesome blogs.

Mar 5, 2010

Spring is in the Air

Hello Readers! Hope you enjoy your stay on such a lovely spring day! I am so sorry that I have not updated my post in awhile. I had very bad allergies from the pollen and had to go to the doctor, but I am well again and enjoying the nice break we are having from the rain. I have planted a few things and have started my own vegetable garden too.

I was inspired to try to make some dish towels to be put away for the future. The best way to obtain them is of course to make them myself. I crocheted this one with a double crotchet stitch. I am now trying to make a baby blanket for my hope chest.
Here are some evidence of spring:

I wandered lonely as a cloud
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of daffodils -William Wordsworth

Peach Blossoms
A few weeks ago, I went on a school field trip to a nursery that is not open to the public. The people there let each of us pick two six-packets of plants. I choose marigolds and strawberries which I planted to-day.
I have never shown you my beautiful violin. It was crafted in Poland, and its tone is so pretty.

This is the current piece I am working on. Concerto in G Minor is by Vivaldi.

Book from my "library:"
Wings Like a Dove by Christine Farenhorst is the story of Jeanne D'Albert who is destined for the throne. Set in 16th Century France, Jeanne courageously hides the French Huguenots under her wing from the cruel Catherine de Medicis.
I highly recommend this book to any girl who loves historical fiction and royalty.
Great Christian book; teaching girls to be brave enough to stand up for what you know is right.
Queen Jeanne D'Albert said this when she was given the opportunity to turn back to the Roman Catholic faith: "If I held my kingdom and my son in my hand, I would rather throw both into the bottom of the sea than attend Mass."
Poetry corner:
The Summer Sun Shone Round About Me
Robert Louis Stevenson
The summer sun shone round about me,
The folded valley lay
In a stream of sun and odour,
That sultry summer day.
The tall trees stood in the sunlight
As still as still could be,
But the deep grass sighed and rustled
And bowed and beckoned me.
The deep grass moved and whispered
And bowed and brushed my face.
It whispered in the sunshine:
"The winter comes apace."
Hope that everyone has a lovely weekend.