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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Keepers of the Home Meeting for September..

  Good Saturday Evening... 
Hope you are having a great weekend.. 

We woke up to a lovely day here in N. B. and it was great to gather together in Salisbury at our little church fellowship hall for our first Fall Keepers of the Home meeting... 

We had several ladies of different ages but hopefully everyone found something to interest them.. 

We started out by cooking a simple breakfast for us all.. 
Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Toast, Juice and Coffee... 
Everyone helps out and we sit around and chat and catch up after the Summer.. 

We had a little group lesson on the Proverbs Woman  and her Fall Preparations for Winter.. 
It was fun and so nice to have everyone have a bit of insight into the Word of the Lord..

Proverbs 31:10-31New International Version (NIV)

Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

10 [a]A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
    and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
    and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
    for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

We found she was a busy lady..

Even though it was dark outside  she arose early and made breakfast for her household.. 
She liked to experiment with different ethnic food and let her family enjoy her home made meals.. 
She gathered wool and flax and did some work with her hands.. 
Perhaps making gifts for her family and friends..  
She works late at night getting ready for craft shows to make some extra money as she is a frugal woman..
She made winter garments for herself and her family ... 
Also... 
I think she liked change and had some new bed coverings made.. 
Probably warmer ones for the cold months.. eh??
She is a hard worker and is not idle .. 
And mostly she loves the Lord and walks in his way showing her family the importance of serving God.. 

This is one take on this part of Scripture with the view of
her Fall preps.. 
Can you see some other ones?  

We were pleased to have some old and new friends attend.. 

Then we learned to make a new Fall Potpourri..

And making Flavored Vinegars is so easy and useful, also..

An old fashioned way of placing tags on your pickles or such.. 

Just a piece of brown paper bag.. 
Dip it into milk and it will stick on so nicely.. 
When it is dry just put the name of your product on there... 

Also ... 
For Fall Decor.. 
A little rag bunting.. 

One could hang this on your door, under a window , on a fireplace mantel or even tie the rags on a some twinkle lights... 
This is found on Pinterest... 

Then my sweet cousin showed us a rug she is teaching to us next month.. 

She said all we need is an old sheet or two and a extra large crochet needle.. 
We are all looking forward to it... 

Then we made our Mustard Pickles.. 

Everyone helped.. 
We peeled and sliced cucumbers and onions.. 
Others cut out the covers and wrote out all the recipes to tie on the bottles...

And our sweet Pastor's wife cleaned up after us all.. smile.. 

That is all for today, my friends.. 
Enjoy your evening and remember that tomorrow is the Lord's Day..

Thanks for your sweet visits and comments. 
Hugs..


21 comments:

  1. What a lovely get together you all have, Faye. So nice to see the young girls coming along too. Thanks for the idea about the labels.

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  2. a lovely, lovely day Faye :0) mari

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  3. Looks like you all had a blessed time of fellowship, and learned alot from each other. God bless

    Kelly

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  4. Sounds like you had a lovely meeting - it is so nice to get together and fellowship with other women of faith. I love that rug - wish I could come to your meeting and learn how to make one! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  5. It looks like you had a successful Keepers gathering this morning Faye. My daughter made a basket with an old sheet from the thrift store. She tore it into strips and crocheted it into a basket for me. I'm not sure where she got the pattern though. It was a beauty of a day here wasn't it? We had our fall ladies breakfast at church this morning and it was lovely. Have a blessed Sunday.

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  6. Oh Faye...what a delightful way to spend a day! Your meeting looks like wonderful fun, and how lovely to learn new skills, fellowship with other ladies and enjoy a delicious breakfast!
    I truly enjoyed your post, dear Faye...may you have a splendid day...hugs to you!

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  7. How lovely to gather together like that. I have always wondered how rag rugs were made, and your cousin's looks so bright and cheerful.

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  8. Oh how I wished we had something like that here, Faye...things are so different up here in NY than they are in the south...sigh, it does make me sad.

    I loved your post and your photos, thank you for sharing. Blessings

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  9. So inspiring. We have been talking about mentoring each other here at Bethany Baptist Church in Boulder City, NV. You make it sound so easy!

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  10. Such a lovely get together and wonderful to learn some new skills too. A great tip for the label and I loved the Autumn rag bunting such a simple but effective décor idea.

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  11. Looks and sounds like you all had a good meeting . Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  12. Sounds like a lovely meeting. Great fellowship. Pam in Norway

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  13. I so enjoy my time getting together with the ladies of the church too, we don't do as many projects as you do though, how wonderful to share that all with them. I love the rag bunting, and would love to try that rug :)

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  14. I do enjoy your posts, all that you do with your friends is beautiful xx

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  15. I would love to attend the next Keeper of the Home meeting Faye. Looks like you ladies had some interesting topics, discussion and love the pickle and craft making. :)

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    1. We would love to have you, dear Krista... Call or email me...xo

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  16. lovely projects, everything sounds wonderful!

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  17. How nice it is to spend the day with like minded women, doing, talking, learning. You had fun.
    Amalia
    xo

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  18. I love your keepers meetings, Faye. You girls sure put on an interesting meeting.

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  19. Hi there,
    In our church we call that book of Proverbs, the "Ladies Book". Your life scripture is the verse of your birthdate. Mine is the 31st, so I have to be careful what my hands get me into :^). Looks like you folks had a great time, and yes, I am a bit jealous...I would have enjoyed the meeting so much!
    Blessings to you,
    J

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  20. Oh how sweet that you can spend such a joyful time with like minded friends.

    I wish you lived closer, I would have loved to pop in and share in your fellowship :)

    xTania

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