My favorite sewing forum is hosting another Week in Feminine Dress (WIFD) this week. I decided to document my week here on my blog. Although I wear skirts and dresses the vast, vast majority of the time I find that I don't often go to any great pains to look particularly nice. This week I will try harder to spend time on the things I've let go by the wayside since the babies came. :) Especially hair-do's and accessories like jewelry and flowers and ribbons and laces.
Today I wore my blue cotton print regency gown and Malachi dressed in his little striped dress and new baby cap to help me with photos!
I'm also re-reading the book Homemaking by Rev. J.R. Miller, originally published in 1882. . .there are some wonderful quotes. This part seemed especially to jump out at me today and I thought it was so appropriate for the beginning of this week! Something to think about and strive towards, with new resolution each and every day!"The wife who would always hold in her husband's heart the place she held on her wedding day will never cease striving to be lovely. She will be as careful of her words and acts and her whole bearing towards him as she was before marriage. "
"She will cultivate in her own life whatever is beautiful, whatever is winning, whatever is graceful. She will scrupulously avoid whatever is offensive or unwomanly."
"She will look well to her personal appearance; no woman can be careless in her dress, slatternly and untidy, and long keep her place on the throne of her husband's life.""She will look well to her inner life. She must have mental attractiveness. She will seek to be clothed in spiritual beauty. . ."
God's blessings to you this evening, dear ones!