After a bit of reading in Karen Andreola's A Charlotte Mason Companion last week, I skipped ahead to the chapter entitled "Mother Culture" for a little more encouragement:
A fresh wind of change will revive you when you participate in Mother Culture. Some may say, "I simply have no time for myself." Others, "I don't think it is right to think of myself." Such mothers are stuck in a rut of self-sacrifice to the extent that they are starving themselves spiritually, mentally, and, consequently, emotionally.and...
Mother must have time to herself...We need persistence to find time for ourselves, especially if our lives are hectic, hurried, and we have learned how to live on adrenaline in place of that highly practical virtue, fortitude.Then is shared this quote by William Penn:
In the rush and noise of life, as you have intervals, be still. Wait upon God and feel his good presence; this will carry you evenly through your day's business.Permission to set aside a portion of my day to indulge in a little knitting, reading, or thinking upon the things of God? I'll take it. Especially if it'll help me finish up Jessica's scarf!
As for the picture frames...
The frame on the left is an 8x10, and on the right is a 5x7; both thrift store purchases! I really enjoyed making these and will be making several more to sell, Lord willing, at my upcoming holiday bazaars (Oxford fund, remember?). If you're interested, you'll find instructions on how to create your very own crocheted jewelry display here.
Sharing at Ginny's Yarn Along :)
Also sharing at Fiber Arts Monday!