To revive, reclaim, & enjoy traditional feminine skills - domestic arts - such as sewing, gardening, cooking, baking, homemaking, mothering, & truly enjoy it without any apologies!!! ♥
My mission is to inspire women and girls of all ages to engage in, and enjoy the traditional feminine arts of the women before us. And to be womanly and feminine, and stand out in a world so opposed to this. Enjoying our feminine roles with no apologies. Join me and explore all of the traditional feminine ways, occupations, pastimes and the domestic arts of women throughout history. And find through these examples the roles that can help you be the feminine woman that you want to be!
Here's a few of the topics, feel free to email me for suggestions, articles, etc.:
♥ Cooking - ♥ Of the Home ♥
♥ Cooking - Comfort Foods
♥ Pastimes - Teatime
♥ Provisions - Gardening
♥ Rearing Children - Babies
♥ Making a Home ♥
♥ Sewing & Crafts
♥ Virtuous Woman ♥
10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
King James Version (KJV) Public Domain
I love the description given by Matthew Henry in his Complete Commentary on the "The Virtuous Woman":
More coming soon...
"Her very soul is in home, and in the discharge of all those quiet virtues of which home is the centre. Her husband will be to her what her father is now--the object of all her care, solicitude and affection. She will see nothing but by him, and through him. If he is a man of sense and virtue, she will sympathize in his sorrows, divert his fatigue, and share his pleasures. If she becomes the property of a churlish or negligent husband, she will suit his taste also, for she will not long survive his unkindness."
—SIR WALTER SCOTT--Waverley.
1 Peter 3:1-2 King James Version (KJV)
1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
"And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." Deuteronomy 11:19 (KJV)
♥ Farmgirls ♥
I have a page dedicated to, "FarmGirls" highlighting some famous women who had the determination to change their life to that which they longed for and believed in, and some who were changed by certain circumstances.
One of them is Tasha Tudor, whom I have admired for years and years, after first reading about her in Victoria magazine in the 1980's. She is/was truly an inspiration. There was a film made about her called, Take Joy! The Magical World of Tasha Tudor. Click the book which is a link, or you can look for it elsewhere online. It is a glimpse into the private life of Tasha.
"Well, now, there is one very excellent, necessary, and womanly accomplishment that no girl should be without, for it is a help to rich and poor, and the comfort of families depends upon it. This fine talent is neglected nowadays, and considered old-fashioned, which is a sad mistake, and one that I don't mean to make in bringing up my girl. It should be a part of every girl's education, and I know of a most accomplished lady who will teach you in the best and pleasantest manner."
"Oh, what is it?" cried Rose eagerly, charmed to be met in this helpful and cordial way.
"Housekeeping!" answered Dr. Alec.
"Is that an accomplishment?" asked Rose, while her face fell, for she had indulged in all sorts of vague, delightful dreams.
"Yes; it is one of the most beautiful as well as useful of all the arts a woman can learn. Not so romantic, perhaps, as singing, painting, writing, or teaching, even; but one that makes many happy and comfortable, and home the sweetest place in the world. Yes, you may open your big eyes; but it is a fact that I had rather see you a good housekeeper than the greatest belle in the city. It need not interfere with any talent you may possess, but it is a necessary part of your training, and I hope that you will set about it at once, now that you are well and strong."
Excerpt, from the book, Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott.
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