“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside, awakes.”
Three or four years ago when we started this blog one of the first things I started consistently posting about was “The Art of Homemaking”. These posts were sparked by the second hand copy of a book entitled “The Art of Homemaking” written in the 1960’s that I purchased for the kitchy illustrations but fell in love with when I read the words.
That led me to an experiment (repeated more than once) where I read the book and tried to live by the advice from a chosen chapter for a week at a time. During this time I started to realize, much to my surprise, that I wanted learn (and master) as much as I could about “the art of homemaking”.
Time passed and I continued to post on this subject…sometimes from the book that sparked it all, sometimes from other books (I now have a small library of homemaking books from the 50’s all the way to the present), and sometimes I just shared my own thoughts. Saturdays became our “Art of Homemaking” days and that is how it has been for some time now.
But recently Elizabeth and I have been talking. Simple Simon is primary a blog about sewing but we both feel the need to share the love we have for homemaking—and not just on Saturdays. So starting this week every Tuesday will be dedicated to “The Art of Homemaking”.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays will be sewing, tutorials, random…the usual. And, Friday’s will still be $5 Fridays. (Yes, we are going to say goodbye to Thrifted Thursdays…but not to thifting! We will still post about our vintage and thrifted finds regularly, just not on every Thursday.)
The Art of Homemaking has been here with us for YEARS, since the beginning (in fact the first guest post I was ever asked to write was about the art of homemaking) and when we really think about who we are and what we love it only makes sense to officially and consistently devote one weekday to what we feel so strongly about.
Thank you for joining us along this journey of child rearing, costume making, laundry sorting, seam ripping, pattern drafting, craft failing craziness…it’s so great to have all of you to share it with. Have a good weekend everyone.
PS—I just ran across this old photo of Grace in a dress I made for her two years ago…I actually think that dress may fit Ruth now. I’m going to have to go and find it. Time goes by so fast…..