At the end of this post, I've randomly selected a winner for the Amish Peace book. Keep reading to find out who won.
Before that, my post on Tuesday about the daily homemaking tasks, got me thinking about old fashioned homemaking values. Which led to remembering my junior high home economics class. I can still picture the room. Sewing machines on one side and kitchen set-ups on the other.
What 7th grade girl today would wear a shirt with big green frogs patterned across her front and back? Even then I was unconcerned with other's opinions. And kind of a geek.
There's a reason I remember that fabric so well. In my haste to get it done, I neglected to check the direction of the pattern, and all my frogs were upside down. I still wore it. :-)
Tomorrow my mom is coming over to help my two girls with an embroidery project. She taught me simple stitches when I was a girls, which I used to embroider designs into my dad's handkerchiefs. I asked if she would be willing to help my daughters embroider their initials into pillow cases. I think they'll love doing handiwork with their grandmother, and treasure those pillowcases.
Working with other women to learn homemaking skills are some of my best memories. And it challenges me to be more intentional to pass what I know on to my own children - not just the girls.
Question: What homemaking skills did your mother or grandmother teach you?
I'm happy to announce that "Journal for my Daughters" won the Amish Peace book. I've sent an email requesting your mailing address.
Have a wonderful weekend!
In His Love,