Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sew-So-Fun! & The Doctor & The Girl (1949)

Definition: So-Fun

This is my little word I use when I think something is just that! So-Fun! My 27 year old used to use it when she was little, and I thought it was so cute... She would say in her little girl voice: "We played outside with pots and pans and made pretend food out of things we found and it was just so-fun! Just so-fun!"

Look what I've been up to! One of my Sew-Fun projects which is SO.....FUN! So-fun!

I have re-wardrobed this beautiful Victorian print blouse...I saw this blouse a year ago at a resale shop, I loved the lovely Victorian rose print and the vibrant burgundy background, but it was a quite boxie cut, even being a size larger than I normally would wear.

I pleated the shoulders at the front and over to the back a few inches down as well as the front waist area, around 6 inches or so... to make a pretty and feminine fit! I also cut off the cuffs plus a few inches to make a lightweight quarter sleeve.

This was a fun and fascinating project!

I am really enjoying this book, New From Old. This is where I found this neat idea! Now please know I am not an expert seamstress, I keep my projects very simple. And remember, take it from me, perfection is evil! ; ) This does not have to be perfect! Just have fun and experiment, if it's not perfect, so what! : )

Let's see now, what else? I made this too: A....Scarf Holder-Organizer. So-fun! Easy to do and practical too! I'm using mine a great deal lately, after all...scarves are a great pick-me-up for a blouse or tshirt.

I've also made a very neat skirt & ponytail scrunch out of a most charming green & cream colored farm print toile from this patten: I use skirt 'A' on Simplicity Pattern #4881 This is a great little pattern for beginners or for people like me who like to keep it simple. Sew fun! So-fun!

Another great and so-fun book I found from another blogger is Mrs. Sharp's Traditions. This book is so adorable, lots of fun & practical ideas for your family to make life even more of a sweet party!

I made a recipe of Irish Soda bread last week, it was quick and easy from Mrs. Sharp's book. There are very cute little witty articles, crafts and monthly whismsical ideas, Victorian illustrations galore. Just great eye candy....A beautiful book indeed with wonderful suggestions for making family life so-fun!

Movie Suggestion...

We recently viewed this movie, it was sobering but such a neat movie. A precious story of a doctor from a well-to-do family, he starts out as somewhat of a jerky snob, his father being a well known doctor... but watch and see what happens. Love conquers all and God uses it in a major way. Also the result of sin is shown. The movie does have a scene where a little boy with Diphtheria is given an emergency tracheotomy in his home. The doctor has a single wayward sister who becomes pregnant due to her carefree ways. It's so very sad and sobering what becomes of her and teaches a very strong life lesson. As a whole, this movie was wonderful and uplifting to see a doctor who really cares as his heart is challenged and changed. The ripple effects of his change in character reflect beautifully in his family and community.

I love the old actor, Charles Coburn. He plays the patriarch doc of the family. In real life he became an actor later in life, I belive in his 50s and I think that is just the greatest. Also Glenn Ford plays an excellent part as a caring doctor and husband. Glenn Ford is another one of our 40s actors who left his career, volunteering to serve for our country during WWII. Greatness indeed.

Made in 1949, I present: The Doctor and the Girl

Edit 5.20.10 The video parts have been deleted from youtube but here is a link.

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I hope you enjoy it, you be the judge as far as mature subject matter and the ages and maturity of your children. My husband, daughters and I were very intrigued though by this movie. Very intrigued. Give us more doctors like the part of Dr. Michael Corday.

And may I say that sin is not glorified in this movie, the consequences are very clear in a tasteful way as typical of the 1940s when the country had a healthy fear of God.

Let's pray for our country, the battle may have been briefly lost but the war is far from won! Let's speak out with wisdom but let's always remember...the Victor's Wreath will be won in our prayer closets. Let's prayerfully speak out with boldness and discernment as needed with the Biblical weapons of our warfare as Soldiers for Christ.

Let's keep our homes peaceful and sweet. I have more of a serious article on Roe Vs. Wade, What Has Become of Us? on VisionForaGodlyHome.Blogspot

Joltin' Joe has left and gone away but Sunday's coming folks, I can guarantee...

Take care all, and if you like...Come drop a line and let me know... What ya been up to! : )


Monday, March 1, 2010

The Fighting Sullivans and The Fight for The Family

Oh my, lately I'm seeing so much, just so much, just so much in the way of young people going the way of the world and the parents going the way of the world too! Lately there has even been a movie of Christian genre that has things being said in it, and we just could not go there. Oh parents, please let's make sure and let's do our homework on such things. Plugged In from Dr. Dobson's ministry. Focus on the Family is a supurb way to see what a movie contains in language etc.

But I don't want to dwell on so much of that.

What I do want to exuberantly proclaim is there is so much better out there!

Here is one movie our family greatly enjoyed and this one is a dandy! It's the true story of The Sullivan Brothers who fought in WWII. This movie takes you from their precious young lives as young lads in the Great Depression...oh so precious...This family was rich in love for each other and a had a healthy respect and love for God which is clearly shown in the movie.

Sometimes I see the plastic world out there and my heart aches...Let's go back to when simple was good and right. Let's go back to what is truly important. Let's not buy into the culture around us.

This movie is GREAT in this mom's opinion...Our entire family loved it. At first you may wonder where the movie is taking you; but never a dull moment. ; )

These young men turned out to be great heroes. Great heroes. Here is a clip, I affectionately share with you this week. :) Just typing this up and watching these clips bring tears to my eyes. When the movie ended there was a quietness in the room, you'll see why if you watch this sweet movie in entirity. It will gently shake you to the core.

One thing you may notice about the movie is that not only is this a true story but you may not recognize many of the actors... Why? Because many of who were considered more famous actors were at War fighting and defending our country during WWII.

Also...Take note on the young people's dress even at casual events. How refreshing.

Enjoy and be blessed: The Fighting Sullivans (1944) Oh that they would make movies like they used too!

Here is also an inspiring account of the true Sullivan Brothers as given by Al Sullivan's grand-daughter.

In the movie you will see that the boys had a darling dog given to them, they called it a genuine mongrel. ; ) It is so darn cute....But as the young boys grow into young men, if you look closely and notice, you will see a beautiful drawing; a portrait of the dog's face in the younger brother's room as he is then a young man. It spoke volumes. But you'll have to look for it.

Speaking of our doglets and pets I have found a neat book I've been gleaning from:

Dr. Pittcairn's Complete Guide to natural health For Dogs & Cats There's some great advice, recipes etc. for dog food, treats and even what vaccination is needed. And ya know? I think some of this info may not be so bad for us humans either. ; )

Enjoy your week all, let's take notice of our surroundings and discern and thank God for the Beauty He gives. He is there, in a bird's sweet song, in our precious dog's wagging tale. He is there.

I still have an entry on Our Plan or God's Plan and recently posted Roe Vs. Wade, What Has Become of Us? on Vision for a Godly Home if you would like to read that one. : ) May God be glorified. May we all be found faithful.

We are Pilgrims on a narrow road. May all who come behind us find us faithful. His love endures forever, give thanks for He is good.