Here is a dress I made last month. I love it because I got to pick out the fabric and it was less than $6.00! I took my old, black (I can’t stand to wear black anymore) maternity dress and cut my fabric according to the shape of it. I didn’t even have a pattern. I do this a lot! The top part of the dress I bought for $1 a yard. The bottom part I bought for $2.99 a yard. I have a skirt on of the same fabric as the top that I wear underneath my dress when it is cold out. It is very practical to do it this way. I think I will do this with all of my dresses and the girls. I think all that’s missing is a pretty pocket that I’ll have to make once I’m feeling decent. I love to sew and love to make things to my specifications. And the best part… I just started to sew last May. I have several dresses, aprons I am making to sell (they are to die for), beautiful pillowcases (one out of my pretty dress fabric) and lots more. I will have to start taking and posting more pictures here.
I have been feeling pretty bad lately. Every day I kept sharing with my husband that I felt like something was wrong with me… that maybe I am ill and in need of tests. I knew it was more than exhaustion from having 3 kids but did not suspect that I was pregnant. I haven’t even shown signs in my body since having Matthew that I was fertile yet! Today before I took a shower I decided to “just see” with my dollar store test I had left in the cupboard if I could be pregnant. To my shock, joy and surprise I saw this and couldn’t miss it!!! We have had a really hard time again after having our third child but the spirit in me cannot help but arise in me with joy unspeakable full of thanksgiving that God’s plan is being fulfilled and joy comes in the morning. My day is full, my life is full. This is what life is about. There’s nothing greater. Thank You lord for Your loving kindness and mercies.
O’Lord, our God and Savior you have brought joy and blessings; Now I shall bring you to your knees. I will finish My good work in the two of you. What I have started I will finish. Nothing shall stand in the way of it. I shall remove all the rubble of your ways, I shall build where there are no buildings, I shall give where there has been selfishness. I shall lower and raise. I shall lower you and your wife to your knees that you may drink. Be not frightened for I am with you, be not worried for I will direct your steps. I have brought joy, where the world can bring none. I have brought abundant joy to your house. Count your blessings and you will not be able to number them. What the well planned family calls a family I your God call death, what the house of men call a good plan, I call flesh. Be in joy for tribulation is with you but greater is the joy that is with you. Take your eyes off the things of this world and be of the things of heaven, for I have clothed the lilies, I feed the sparrows, and I can make rocks rejoice. I will continue to fill your house with children for I am God. The fleshly walk after the things of the flesh and the spiritual walk after the things of the spirit. I shall draw the two of you close to me, for the year is not out and the two of you shall grow. The peace of Christ came the storm came and now joy comes, soon so very soon all shall be gone from your house but my Word. Be blessed my children.