Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"Worketh Willingly With Her Hands" ~ Proverbs 31 Series

"Useful and ornamental needlework, knitting, and netting are capable of being made, not only sources of personal gratification, but of high moral benefit, and the means of developing in surpassing loveliness and grace, some of the highest and noblest feelings of the soul."

~Author unknown, from The Ladies' Work Table Book, 1845

We all read about the Proverbs 31 woman but how many of us actually possess the skills that are mentioned. I personally lacked many of them when first married and found my mother in law teaching me plenty.  Because of this, I was determined to pass these homemaking skills to my daughter.

We have put together some small teaching booklets, tutorials, resources, spiritual inspiration, pretty paintings, poetry and other fun activities in order to build an interest and home economic foundation for young ladies. We will also be hosting a link up per subject so that you can share your expertise with us! I hope some of this may be useful to our dear readers. We will begin this series shortly with "simple sewing skills". I hope that you can join us!

"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household,
and a portion to her maidens.
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain:
but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates."
~ Proverbs 31:10-31


  1. I can't wait for the simple sewing skills. I sorely need those :) Will those be posted on this blog?

    1. Hi Ashley, that is the plan. I was going to share some things that helped me (since I lacked know-how and wanted my daughter to know!) as well as some resources, links, tutorials, (God willing!)... I am excited to say that she just turned 13 and has already sewn many skirts, 3 dresses for church for herself and started making baby dresses as gifts. They are not "perfect" yet but every piece gets better! :) I know you can do it!


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