Wednesday, April 30, 2008

more sewing

I made a new headcovering this morning to match my newest dress.

I didn't have one that looked good with it, at least not in my eyes, so I pulled out this fabric and made it.

I made it in the "D" shape that makes it more full and that way it doesn't have the wings that some of the shorter ones do.

I added ties to the bottom front so I could keep it on my head since I don't do well with elastic. It makes me itch or it squeezes my head, or both.

In a burst of creativity, I added a "brim" made of cotton quilt batting and another piece of fabric underneath and once it was all in one piece, I did some simple stippling on the brim to make sure the batting doesn't slide around.

I took off my glasses for this pic because the glare that shows up on pictures bothers me. You'll have to excuse the bags under my eyes. It's a mixture of lack of sleep and allergies.

I like how this covering looks. Maybe I'll make a few more in different colors.

I'm noticing how the longer I wear the headcoverings, the less I care about what other people think or say when they see I'm wearing one. I tend to get a bit more courtesy from most people, like doors held open and "excuse me" from people who cross in front of me and stuff, but I'm not asking for it. It's just happening. I don't know...maybe they think I'm a nun or something.

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Today I took Becky and her kids to the mall for a while. We walked around, then stopped and had pretzels as usual. I bought her kids each a new outfit at Penney's. I got a couple cute new cards to send someone when the urge strikes. I found more than a few things I would like to buy, but I am trying to be a bit more frugal with our money so I didn't do it. It wasn't all that easy because back when I was working I pretty much spent what I wanted, when I wanted. However, our family finances come first, and it's a bit tight lately because hubby didn't have overtime for almost a month so we're still catching up. Oh yes, and then there were the truck tires, and the 1/2 cow and the butchering fees, and the chicks, and more chick food, and the stuff for the garden, and gas for the mowers...

Now we have a bearing gone on one rider mower, and hubby thinks the pulley needs to be repaired as well. On the other older one, we have a problem with it liking to eat belts, and they are almost $30 each. Fortunately the first yard mowing of the year is almost totally done and hubby says the rest can be done with the push mower so we can wait till my disability comes in to fix whichever rider mower is cheaper to fix for now. The older one needs a newer, smaller deck, and that's going to be around $1500 with labor and all. It also needs new blades.

I am thankful God provides for us and watches over us and makes sure we are not overwhelmed as long as we remember that He sees and knows all we are going through and He is there with us - all we need to do is call on Him.

I pray peace and blessings on all of you, and have a good week.


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh that is a lovely cover. great sewing as always! I just hate when you get hit with more than one repair at once! Mercy! Huggles hon!

LisaM said...

Just wanted you to know that I posted a link to you at my blog, small exposure though it may be. I'm impressed with your simple headcovering and your desire to share with others. Grace to you!

thesunnyabyss said...

you are beautiful, glad to hear you had a nice day with your family, thinking of you, hugs

Mary Rose said...

Found your site through Lisa M's site. I think you look beautiful in your headcovering! I also like the blue very much.

Another friend of mine (who used to wear a headcovering all the time) said she also received more polite treatment from others. You are a wonderful role model for the children, too.

God bless you!

Rebecca said...

I've never been taught that I should cover, yet recently, I have been studying I Cor. 11 and have been more and more convinced that I should cover. Now, what to wear! My husband is not convinced that it matters. I want to please him as well as God, so I was looking on line for ideas and came across your site. How do you measure to determine the size? I'd like to make some for myself.
Thanks so much for sharing!