Monday, January 9, 2012

Update and an Announcement!

This is Country Mouse Musings’ 100th post! I can’t believe it. I didn’t think that I could have 100 posts in under a year, but I did ;)
We were blessed to have Jacob’s parents come and stay for the weekend with us. We had a wonderful time while they were here and ran into some old friends of theirs. My mother-in-law and I had a wonderful girls-day-out shopping—we love to go to thrift stores together and we found some really good bargains.brazilleandhickman
We were able to make it to the Texas Circuit Finals rodeo and Jacob was able to meet Trevor Brazile. For those of you who don’t know who he is, he holds the most world titles of any professional cowboy—16! He is the best of the best. He is also a very bold Christian, so that makes him even better :)
Me and my Jacob at the Circuit Finals
  Unfortunately, the weekend wasn’t all fun and games. A nasty cold has taken up residence here and I’ve been fighting it. Now it looks like Jacob is coming down with it as well. Does anyone have any cold remedies (other than all of the OTC ones?) I’m not against taking medicine, but if there is a more natural remedy I prefer to try it first.
Now, on to the announcement:
  Beginning next week, Country Mouse Musings will be hosting a Sewing Bee link up. I am very excited about it and I hope many of you will join in the fun.
Many years ago our great and great-great grandmothers would get together with the ladies in their communities for quilting and sewing bees. Many times they would help a soon-to-be bride finish filling her hopechest with pillowcases, tablecloths, curtains or whatever else she needed to set up housekeeping in her new home. 
Sewing bees allowed older women to pass on knowledge and skills to younger women and girls and presented an opportunity for them to develop friendships and bonds that would last for years.
Sewing—whether for the home or clothing—is quickly becoming a lost art and skill.  Sewing to me is an essential part of homemaking. There was a time when a homemaker very literally made everything in her home—from the quilts on the beds to curtains at the windows to the clothing the family wore. It was a given that a woman could sew and make what her family needed. Sadly, that is not the case these days. It still amazes me that there are some women that do not know how to do something as simple as sewing on a button!  Thankfully with today’s technology and resources, learning to sew or adding to one’s knowledge is fairly easy.  It is my hope that the Sewing Bee link-up will be a place for us to share what we know and learn from each other.
Here are some  ideas for the Sewing Bee link-up:
Tutorials and how-to’s,; sewing mistakes and fixes; altering clothing for something else;  “modest-ifying patterns and clothing; basic mending and repair skills; Sewing for your home; pattern reviews, pattern making, sewing technique book reviews, places to buy quality supplies….
In short, anything that has helped you better your sewing and you would like to share.

I am very excited and looking forward to seeing all that you share. Look for it next week!

1 comment:

  1. Rebecca,
    I am "sew" looking forward to your Sewing Bee link up next week! ;)
    Have a blessed day!