Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween....Not So Harmless

I was raised to believe that Halloween was a day that glorified Satan, witchcraft, & sorcery. But as I have been gaining in years I see more & more people, even Christian, who allow their children to parade about in costumes of witches, wizards, demons, ghoul, ghosts, etc. saying it is only a fun diversion for the children & they will feel left out if they can not take part with their friends.
Halloween has been commercialized to make it feel like just another harmless holiday, but why should children be allowed to participate in a day that gives Satan & his evil spirits honor?
Why must parents be asleep to the truth of what they are really allowing their children to do?
Most parents would be appalled if their child wanted to smoke, drink, use drugs, or have intimacy before marriage because they are doing things that are harmful to their bodies.
Some of those same parents allow trick or treating on Halloween. Why should the parents care any less about their child's soul? I think people need to take a step back & reevaluate their decisions concerning Halloween.

Take today & celebrate Jesus Christ the giver of life, not Satan. My family calls today Hallelujah day & we use today to pray for others & against Satan & his demons.

Have a God blessed Hallelujah day,
Sarah Grace

Saturday, October 22, 2011

He Is Always Near

Sometimes when everything around me seems to be falling apart at the seams, I tend to forget that I have a friend who will help me to repair those seams & put the pieces back together or just plain start anew.
When the day is long & I am worn through, my friend will be there to uplift me & give me strength to continue. My friend will stick by me closer than a brother ever could.
Who is this friend?
My loving Redeemer, Savior, & Friend, Jesus Christ. He will always be near my side through thick & through thin, for He said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. I know that my Lord never will lie & that His Word is true. So when I need a shoulder to lean on, He is always near.
My Mother loves the poem Footprints in the Sand, which I think is very true.

God bless & have wonderful weekend,
Sarah Grace

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall In Love With The 1930's

A few weeks ago I did a post on 1940's styles that would be lovely for autumn & I know that the styles of the 1930's would be lovely for this time of year also. So below I have a few photos of the fall/winter styles that I think would be wonderful to recreate.

A simple, yet lovely frock with an equally lovely coat. Very nice if made up in a tropical weight wool for the frock & a medium or coat weight for the coat. The frock would be nice made in a silk for a special occasion gown, just lengthen the hem to floor-length.

This photo is from a catalog, showcasing some of their wool fabrics for winter. The colors are wonderful. It helps to understand what colors were considered fashionable at that time (not to mention that the two coats shown are simply elegant).

This frock would be a great fall/winter or even spring/summer piece, depending upon what fabric was chosen. The neckline is something I think would be very flattering & would draw the attention upwards to the face. A great addition to the wardrobe.

Another frock that would be a great staple in the wardrobe, perhaps the new Little Black Dress. If you were to add different accessories it could be made to look like an entirely different frock.

This coat is called the Swagger coat. I would assume because when you wear it, it makes you feel so smart & stylish that you swagger about,:). A wonderful coat to wear with casual or dressy outfits.

If I ever would want a nightgown that was form fitting, then I would make this clingy creation. Make it up in silk for luxuriousness, cotton or linen for practicality & constant use. It is a very flattering cut.

This coat is very stylish for the 1933-36 time range. The wonderful thing about this coat is the full sleeve with fitted cuff. The brown fur collar & matching muff are eyecatching.

A nautical inspired lounge or beach wear ensemble that would be great for the lady who wears slacks. Made in linen it would last for ages & stay cool during the heat of the summer.

A bias-cut 1932-34 frock with fabulous shaping by the use of the piecing. Lovely done in a medium linen or tropical wool. Lengthen the sleeves for truly frigid areas.

The green frock in this photo is my favorite of the two. The contrast of the white & the green is striking. When a white collar & cuffs are added it really sets an outfit off. I have a piece of fabric that would be perfect to reproduce the green frock. Maybe someday I will have the time to attempt it:).

This last photo is a good example of the transitioning of the style of the 1930's into what became the 1940's. With the double-breasted buttons on the blue it reflects military styling, but also is slimming. Worn with warm leggings, it could be an attractive fall frock.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend & enjoys the changing of the seasons.
God bless,
Sarah Grace