Wednesday, March 5, 2014

On Wednesday

 It's the beginning.  Of Lent.  We look ahead to Easter.  My mother always shopped for or made Easter dresses for her girls.  One year she made a dress like my drawing above.  Soft yellow print calico, a tulle skirt, a tie in the back.  I can remember many of my Easter dresses, and THIS was my favorite.  I like fitted waists even though I have never had a small waist.  Ha!  I love the reverence suggested by Christmas dresses and Easter dresses, the acknowledgement of "special" and "important".  

 In the new Simply Knitting (UK) there is an Alan Dart pattern for a gnome!  The hands look tricky, but I think I can follow the directions.
 Floss is hosting A Pause in Lent again.  If you wish to participate, you should pop over and tell her.  It's a sweet community and a yearly treat.
 Flowers and the earth's bounty do not gather dust or demand a storage spot for long.  I've been eating tangelos and the orange peel is so very fire-bright and supple.  Why not put one in your bag and give it away today?  


 I stitched this little piece of cloth over twenty years ago.  I still love it.  The trumpets.  There is something about trumpets.  Smile.
What are you dreaming about as you anticipate Easter?  Spring?  The feeling of eager excitement gives us great HOPE.  Hope has no price tag, no payment plan, no heavy burden.  Hope is there.  I just might ask a few people at school today, "What does the word HOPE make you think about? What comes to mind?"
Thank you so much for stopping in and checking on me.  

18 comments:

Nancy McCarroll said...

Great idea to give away a cutie on whim.

You always make me smile when I read your posts.

ann said...

I would say that I am always hopeful that things will turn out favorably. I remember only one Easter outfit. She my best friend's mom made matching outfits for us. We loved pretending to be twins.

Farm Girl said...

What a wonderful happy post. When I read your posts they give me hope and make me happy.
I hope you have a lovely day.

Lisa Richards said...

Hope makes me think of what's ahead for all of us who love Jesus. Nothing that happens to us on this earth can keep us from our appointed destination in Heaven with Him and all those that we've loved in this life. :)

I can't wait to see your knitted gnome!

Looking forward to going outside and playing in the dirt. Of course, I can't really plant my garden until late May.

XXOO :)

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Pom(:)
love the dress idea..the sketch is darling ..(:)
happy days!!!
hugs,Patty

Jeannette said...

HOPE

'tis the biggest of little words!
It is so important where, upon whom, we place our hope...

GretchenJoanna said...

What Jeannette said about Hope.

And trumpets - I love trumpets, too. Do you like Wynton Marsalis? There are some old hymns that really go well with the victorious sound of the trumpet...

Angela said...

Hope is the anchor of the soul!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

My mom always made my Easter dresses as well. I remember one with those raised polka dots--what are they called? Do you know what I mean? I think the dress was a light blue, and I'm sure it had a sash. I would have probably worn it with white maryjanes.

I'm hopeful that Spring will come and my garden will be beautiful.

xofrances

GretchenJoanna said...

LHH, is that Dotted Swiss?

Betty said...

your post is so cheery, I love your cross stitch, a lovely keepsake for your home. I like Angela's comment. have a day full of blessings. betty

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Your are so sweet PomPom, the yellow calico print dress look so pretty. What an amazing memory you have but a gift like that is something that stays in our memory forever. That gnome in the garden is something special, an eye-catching character in the garden. Hope you had a good Ash Wednesday. And yes Hope is a big word. Where there is hope there is life.
Enjoy the upcoming weekend

Aisling said...

Love thinking off all those dresses from girlhood days. I still have a few of them tucked in a "memory box." I may have to pull that box out soon and stroll down memory lane.

Loved checking in and finding such a cheery post.

M.E. Masterson said...

Love the yellow dress reminds me f my handmade dresses from when I was little....

Thistle Cove Farm said...

outside of Jesus, hope and chains.
with Jesus, life everlasting.
spring...I've heard of spring... some say it's coming...but when?
LOL
another storm tonight...sleet, icy rain and snow.
oh joy.
not.

wayside wanderer said...

To me, hope is based on a certainty not just wishful thinking.

Gumbo Lily said...

To me, hope goes with faith. "Faith if the substance of things hoped for."

Love Easter dresses for little girls. Yours was sweet and what a good memory of your mother's gift of sewing for you.

M.K. said...

Hi, dear Pom. I love how you post pictures of the vegetable shelves at the grocery during the course of the year. It's darling! The colors are so bright and attractive. This year I'm eagerly anticipating Easter. Each year it seems to me the wonder -- the eternal miracle -- of Jesus's atonement for us grows in my mind. It dominates the universe. Our church will hold a Seder Meal on Thursday before Easter in order to help everyone understand all the significance of the meal and its parts, so we understand the Easter season more and the Lord's Supper too.

Followers