The Beginning

Today is Saturday, March 22, 2008, and it marks the start of the making of Samantha’s christening gown. I’ve waited until I had a day when I didn’t have to work or teach, so this is it. It seems a fitting day to start her dress. Actually, I will probably only be cutting the pieces out. I think I’ll wait until Easter to begin the sewing. That seems appropriate.

For those of you who don’t know, or don’t remember, I am making my granddaughters christening gown out of my wedding dress. The pattern I am using is the one shown, top left. You can see more of the gowns from The Old Fashioned Baby by clicking on the link.

I haven’t posted in about a week. It’s been a hectic week with work and school. I’m nearing the end of the semester, and there is SO much to do, and so many papers to grade. YIKES! I haven’t even had much time to work on my DJ quilt. Here are two little blocks I managed to get done… but the basket I will probably do over. For some reason, it didn’t turn out large enough, and I had to add a little strip to the top and bottom. I don’t like that, but it’s done. Time will tell. The block on the left is B-8 Water Lily. It doesn’t look like it here, but the focus fabric is gold. The one on the left is J-12 Rebecca’s Basket.

Speaking of which, (or is it “witch”?) I had an awkward thing happen yesterday. I talked to someone at work and asked her if she and her husband had any special plans for Easter. She said no, that she had celebrated her holiday the day before. I was puzzled and asked her what she meant. She said she is Wiccan. I didn’t know how to respond to that, and it’s left me with a pit in my stomach ever since. In thinking about this, here would be my only response.

The Ten Commandments or laws are contained with the Decalogue that God proclaimed to Moses, as the representative of the Jewish people. The Ten Commandments are recorded in Exodus 20:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21.

I am the Lord thy God who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shall have no other gods before me. Thou shall not make unto thee any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; Thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I, the Lord thy God, am a jealous, God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Thou shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall thou labor and do all thy work; But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; in it thou shall not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor the maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God gave thee. Thou shall not kill. Thou shall not commit adultery. Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Thou shall not covert thy neighbor’s house; nor thou shall not covert thy neighbor’s wife, no his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s. (Exodus 20:2-17)
Have a most Blessed Easter!

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