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Little Women Home Companion-November 2002

Little Women Home Companion
November 2002
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their children,
to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands,
that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Titus 2: 4-5
People who hire all these things done for them, never know what they lose for
the homeliest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them, and Meg found proof of this,
that everything in her small nest, from the kitchen roller to the silver vase
on her parlour table, was eloquent of home love and tender forethought.
Lousia May Alcott
A Visit With Marmee
Sharing A Mother's Thoughts
Dear Mothers and Daughters,
Ahhhh...Autumn. I so enjoy the crisp air, the sound of the leaves as they crunch under my feet and the sight of the beautiful reds, golds, and orange of the tree leaves. Autumn also makes me think of familiy and the coziness we enjoy in our homes together.
Thanksgiving was always a special time for my family as sevarl generations would gather together for big dinners and lots of conversations and sharing about our lives. My grandparents homes would nearly burst with all the mommies and daddies, aunts and uncles, children and babies and good food.
Grandma would make egg custard pie that all of her children would hide from each other. There was warmth and love overflowing in these homes and a thankfulness to our Lord for his gracious care and love for us.
I hope that love and thankfulness to our heavenly Father overflows in your home this Thanksgiving.
From my home to yours,
Poetry Thyme
Grace and Thanksgiving
We thank thee, Lord, for quiet upland lawns,
For misty loveliness of autumn dawns,
For gold and russet of the ripened fruit,
For yet another year's fulfilment, Lord,
We thank Thee now.
For joy of glowing colour, flash of wings
We thank Thee, Lord; for all the little things
That make the love and laughter of our days,
For home nad happiness and friends, we praise
And thank Thee now.
Elizabeth Gould
The Work Basket
Bring in the Light
This is a sweet idea for a way to add a little light into your home. We have made these for years and really enjoy them but must add a word of caution that they must be watched carefully because the raffia and potpourri could become too hot from the flame and could burn. Also care must be taken when buring candles around little children. The hot wax can make for a very bad burn.
Fill a quart canning jar most of the way with colorful potpourri. Use a small glass votive holder that looks like a small flower pot to place in the jar opening. Tie a raffia bow around the jar neck down below the votive holder. Add a painted star or heart to the bow and plave a votive candle inside the votive holder. When your candle burns about 3/4 of the way I would suggest blowing the candle out, waiting for it to cool and replacing with a new candle.
This is a great gift idea for those that like to make their gifts ahead of time. We always begin our gift making early.
You might want to get those Christmas cards addressed early in November!
Thimbles and Threads
Victorian Dried Flower Wreath
My daughter and I made these lovely little wreaths out of flowers that we have grown and dried. You can do the same with those that have been purchased.
You will need:
3 inch grapevine wreath
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Bay Leaves
Spanish Moss
These dried flowers:
Globe Amaranth
Start by gluing the spanish moss onto the bottom and one side of your wreath. Add bay leaf to the top of this. Add golden rod and lavender to the top of this. To cover the stems of the golden rod and lavender glue on the statice. To hide these stems glue the globe amaranth on top. Add a ribbon to the top of the wreath to hang it with . These would make nice Christmas gifts or look lovely hanging on the wall or on a tree.
From Jo's Writing Garret
Sparrow Post
A Journal Entry by Beth March
November, 18__
My Blessings
I am blessed by a marmee and father that loves me so.
I am blessed with my dear sisters; Jo, Meg, and Amy.
I am blessed with dear friends.
I am blessed with the strength and health to help others.
I am blessed with a warm home and food to eat.
I am blessed that God watches over Father so far away at war.
I am blessed with good neighbors like Laurie and Mr. Laurence.
I am blessed with a love for music and a piano to play my music on.
And Father I thank you for these blessings.
Our Window Seat
Book Reviews
A Time To Keep
The Tasha Tudor Book of Holidays
By Tasha Tudor
If you long for the simple joys and life of the past you will enjoy this sweet children's book by Tasha Tudor. It begins with a little girl asking her grandmother to tell about her mother's childhood. Back we go in time, month by month enjoying the special activities that this family enjoyed through the years. From bonfires, sledding, and maple sugaring to the lighting of the advent wreath we learn more about the lives of those before us.This little treasure is illustrated with Tasha tudor's lovely folk type illustrations and is one of our favorite books. We hope it will become one of your favorites too!
The Rose Garden
Websites that you may enjoy. We may not agree with everything that you find on these pages!
Marmee's Nature Journal
I love the beautiful autumn leaves, russet, gold and pumpkin brown, falling slowly to the ground.
In the distance I hear the honking of the geese as they make their journey where they please.
The little squirrels and chipmunks gather their proveisions for the winter months,
And I sit watching, thankful to the mighty God who made it all.
Till Next Thyme
We hope to have the December issue of Little WOmen Home Companion out by Thabksgiving. It will be filled with links and ideas for Christmas crafts and for making and giving.
We hope that you have enjoyed this issue. We look forward to our next visit with you.
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Jenny and Caiti
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