Investing in Tools for our Daughters Posted on September 20th, 2013

Illustrating and Editing

When our daughters were little they had way too many toys – too many to count, actually. But that started to change as our ideas about family economy and industry in the home changed. Instead of buying toys, we began to invest in tools for our daughters, even at their young ages – tools that would help them cultivate interests, develop skills, and hopefully be a blessing to the home and economies of their future families…. Read the rest of the story over at Raising Homemakers.



Children’s Titanic Paper Dolls Giveaway 101st Anniversary Posted on April 12th, 2013

The story of the Titanic is such an amazing story of bravery, sacrifice, and love. Our daughters made a beautiful paper doll book featuring several of the passengers and the story of the Titanic last year. It was truly a labor of love to bring to life the real story of the Titanic and to tell the story of those who showed amazing bravery and sacrifice in the face of such a terrible event.

Our dear friends over at Deep Roots at Home are featuring a giveaway of a copy of the Children’s Titanic Paper Doll book. Hop on over to see the beautiful pictures of the book and sign up to win your own copy. It is truly a work of art. You will be blessed.



Letters from Home No. 5 Posted on April 2nd, 2013

Dear Laura,

This past weekend I saw your latest picture of you and your little girl. What a darling girl you have! There was so much happiness beaming from both of you. I imagine the hat she was wearing is of your making since it is so unique and lovely. Your desire to continue to learn new skills in sewing and other areas are evident. It brings me much joy to see you pouring yourself out into your family. They are certainly blessed by your care of them.

Yesterday we heard some very sad news of an acquaintance of ours who passed away unexpectedly. She had been married for over 30 years and had many children. Her family is testifying of her love for the Lord and their trust in Him to see them through this difficult time. She was much loved and obviously poured her life into her family. Her children are rising up and blessing her, and her husband is praising her.

I find this woman’s life inspiring and in quite contrast to a story that I learned of while going through more of my family’s history. There’s a picture from the very early 1900′s of my great aunt, her husband and two very small children.  Apparently she took her own life shortly after that picture had been taken, and she was only 21 years old. Growing up I don’t remember anyone ever speaking of her other than there was another sister who died young. What a sad legacy.

These two stories make me think of Proverbs 14:1 – “The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.” May the grace of our Lord fill you and me with the wisdom that we need for all our days.

Give your family our love and hugs. May the Lord bless you and keep you!

Love,
Robin



Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit: Self Control (+ free embroidery pattern) Posted on January 25th, 2013

Self-Control

The final post in the Fruit of the Spirit series is up at Raising Homemakers. You can download the free embroidery pattern that is included in the post until February 8th.

Looking back over the past year, I realized it was probably one of our family’s busiest years. So needless to say, this blog suffered for it. I hope to be more active here and not neglect it, busy or not!

Have a blessed day!



Good Reminder Posted on June 26th, 2012

Have you ever read or heard something that was simple, to the point, and really stuck with you?

Here is the latest one for me.

“Don’t be disappointed in the results that don’t happen, because of the things you didn’t do.”



Cultivating the Fruits of the Spirit: Peace (+ free embroidery pattern) Posted on May 24th, 2012

"Peace" by Clementine Patterns

Head over to Raising Homemakers to read my third installment on The Fruit of the Spirit series. It also features this month’s embroidery pattern PDF download of PEACE. It will be available free through June 9.

If you have missed the previous two free embroidery patterns for LOVE and JOY. You can purchase the PDF downloads at our etsy shop.



Cultivating the Fruits of the Spirit: JOY (+ free embroidery pattern) Posted on April 27th, 2012

Join me today for the second installment of my nine-month series on The Fruit of the Spirit and its cultivation in our lives. You can also get our Free embroidery pattern PDF download featuring JOY through May 12.

If you missed the free download for LOVE from last month’s post, it is available for purchase as a PDF download at our etsy shop.