I do think that some of the fashion styles from the past are more feminine. I do love vintage fashion although presently own little. It is my aim to buy more Vintage Reproduction wear. The pictures from the link below really speak to me. I think they are so true.
Not far from where I live is St. Edburgha’s Church
Tonight they opened their doors to view the church by candlelight.
Oh and yes there were refreshments. Had a pleasant time supping mulled wine and listening to some wonderful piano music.
Got to do with Advent and the count down to Christmas?
The thing I love about this time of year is that all the Churches have different services on offer. There is usually a few Churches Together events too. Tonight was the Advent service.
The Vicar who gave the Sermon is fascinated with the Real Time bus stops – these are the stops that tell you exactly when the bus is due. Why is this type of stop like Advent? Well if you have an Advent Calendar then you count down the days till Christmas Day. At a Real Time Bus Stop you count down the minutes till the bus arrives.
There is a second meaning to Advent – the looking forward to Christ’s Second Coming. We do not know when that will be. This is like waiting at a normal bus stop with no markers telling you when the bus is due. You know it will come but when? How long will you have to wait? You also have to keep watching and waiting. You can’t pop into the Newsagents near by as it could be that moment when the bus turns up and you’ll miss it. So you have to keep waiting for it to show – and normally in life what’s the betting three will turn up at once?
Today 1st December is the start of Advent. Many of you may have opened the first window of your Advent Calendars and if you were lucky may have received a chocolate! Some of you may have lit an Advent Candle. The tradition in our house is to do both.
The Sermon that I heard at Church today focused on Joseph – Jesus’ stepdad, on his reaction to the news regarding Mary’s pregnancy. To make us think chairs were used to show how we see our faith in God and how we react to when God asks us to do something. You don’t think about sitting down on a chair you just get on with it. But when God asks you to do something I.e to sit on the chair most of us would chose to remain standing. Some may go round checking the chair making sure it’s safe before taking a seat. Some may go up to the chair and then tentatively sit down. Do any of us just go and plonk ourselves down?
We have trust in the chair and never question it. As a Christian I often question my trust in God when I should just trust Him completely and sit in His lap.
It’s not often that you play tourist in the place you live. Yesterday I did just that and here are some photos.
As ever I don’t get paid for this. It’s just my thoughts on the products I find.
When I was growing up one of the “cult” snacks for children/teenagers were Pop Tarts – little pastry pockets filled with sugar and fruit. Of course being a Coeliac I could never have them ……. Till now!
Today I discovered Udi’s have brought out Toaster Pastries – basically a Pop Tart but I guess due to copywrite issues they’ve had to come up with another phrase.
I’m not a big fan of Apple flavoured things – a bit picky that way! This is what they look like. Excuse the crumbs….. This is my second one as well I ate the first while blogging….
Obviously yummy! I know I can be a greedy pig but I wouldn’t eat anything again if I didn’t like it! The taste isn’t I feel too sweet or even applely (OK so it’s not a word but you know what I mean). Nice as an afternoon treat on a cold afternoon!
If you were to pop round to my house you would be surprised to see my lounge looking a bit depleted of furniture and you would see a fireplace in front of a fireplace. I would explain to you that the furniture had gone to a good home and about the building works and decorating that we are going to be doing. Whilst I went and fixed you a drink you would then cast your eye over to a tub of Cadbury Heroes. You would think that it was left over from the trick and treaters from Halloween. You possibly may have been tempted to open it to take one or two without asking. Honestly it would be fine! Help yourself!
……Except depending on how you roll you may be slightly disappointed in what you would find.
It’s my box of tricks for my latest project! Well it’s not my latest project – it’s a slight change to the method of a project. Dear Reader you may remember me writing about making a KING SIZE QUILT. This has not been going so well and has seen me in tears over my love/hate relationship that I have with my dear sewing machine. Also it has been real s l o w going. Over the year I have been admiring some quilts that have been made using the English Paper Piecing Technique As you can see it’s all done by hand. After doing a bit of research and using this book here I thought I would give it a go! As part of the prep for getting the bits ready for the big quilt I had a few small bits over perfect to use for the pin cushion project (see the book)
As you can see uses up small bits of fabric so not much waste. The result? IMHO a beautiful pin cushion!
I’m very pleased with it and can’t wait to start the rest of the project!