Our daughter found a two pair pack at Ross, I let her have first dibs and she picked the off-white, so I kept the black, I wear a lot of black and figured the black would stay cleaner looking anyhow right? : ) The black is so very elegant.
I found a small roll of tulle at Hobby Lobby on sale for around $1.99. I made a little "bunch" actually a nice size, slightly eccentric looking, ; ) gathered bunch, which made a flower, if you will, and sewed it upon the top....too cute. I didn't cut the bow from my shoes first, that would just kill me to cut that cute little bow off. I sewed my outrageous tulle flower over the little bow. So I have a big netted off-white flower upon my black slippers, pretty snazzy I say. I've also added an elegant black velvet bow upon each off-white tulle puff, you could do these cutsie or elegant what ever your druthers. ; )
I also found that the author of the site for the slippers has graciously put up a sewing tutorial this week. The author is adorable, and comes up with some some really creative goodies we could all make. This tutorial would be good for young ladies who don't know anything about sewing. It's sad but true, there are young ladies out there not being trained in homemaking.
It's Movie Time!
Pride of the Marines (1945)
An excellent movie with John Garfield, unconditional love is clearly shown as a soldier goes through an intense trial most of us would not do so well with. A really great movie. I will give you a clue, it has a nice ending. ; )
Also if you haven't seen Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, you are missing out indeed...
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
The story of the Doolittle Raid. Many, many classic stars in this movie such as Spencer Tracey, Robert Mitchum, Van Johnson and that cutie pie Phyllis Thaxter. This is a fantastic movie and another example of that unconditional love to a severely wounded and disabled soldier. I have an antique copy of the book which contains letters from the missionaries who ministered to the soldier who lost his leg, written to the soldier's mother back then. The book I have is actually written by the soldier who lost his leg due to injury in the Doolittle Raid mission. When I found the book in an antique store it was like finding a treasure for me.
Found the trailer here:
Don't you just love that ending part...the sweet exchange by husband and wife, played by Van Johnson and Phyllis Thaxter?
Here is Part I of Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo to get you started. It appears all parts are there so grab it in entirity while you can. : ) Enjoy!
Air Force (1943)
Following is the trailer of Air Force; the opening is so much of what America was made of back then. You have to just love that Air Force theme song, if that doesn't touch your heart what will?
There are some very real war scenes in this movie, some amazing, some cruel.
Some of it reminds me of when I was a little girl and my dad was flying, even though he was in the army, he loved flying... that familiar roaring buzzing gunning noise... My mom in her 50s dress pushing me in my tot swing as Dad would fly over, I still remember it til this day.
One of my favorite parts of the movie is the little dog the soldiers take under their wing...oh how so very precious. The little dog is actually seen in the movie on a mission on the plane. What a contrast, the innocent little dog on such a life and death mission. John Garfield also stars in this movie as well.
I'm not so sure this trailer does the movie justice, but here it is, I hope you will enjoy it. : )
And last but not least this is my mom and dad, this is taken in probably 1953 or so. They will both turn 80 this week. This is definitely one of my most favorite photos of my parents with my dad in his uniform.
Blessings to All, and may God have mercy upon our nation.
Pour yourself some coffee and come on by my other blog if you get a chance, Vision For a Godly Home Be blessed and edified. : ) Have a sweet week!