Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Proverbs 31 woman? Well I have my days. . .

My new business cards just came in. I suddenly feel more professional. Paul pointed out that now I can drop them in the little fish bowls at restaurants to enter in their drawing for free food -- I am so on my way to Chipotle!!!! Here's a preview of what they look like, but don't worry, I'll probably be shoving them in your face when I see you. Anyway, take a look:

On another note, I just finished sewing curtains for the kitchen. I ordered this fabric online at my new favorite fabric store, Dillinger Fabrics. This is the fabric:

The name of the fabric is called "Pez".
Here's a pic of my finished product. I ordered enough for full curtains, but Paul said he thought it would be cool if I just did half curtains. I had enough left to make a table cloth. Here's the pics of both:

I totally felt like Martha Stewart that day, because while I was making curtains and tablecloths homemade banana bread was baking in the oven.

For those who don't know the Proverbs 31 reference, here is the passage:

10 [c] A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her

and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,

all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax

and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,

bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still dark;

she provides food for her family

and portions for her servant girls.
16 She considers a field and buys it;

out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;

her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,

and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff

and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor

and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;

for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;

she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,

where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,

and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;

she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,

and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household

and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;

her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things,

but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;

but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Give her the reward she has earned,

and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

So between the business cards and the sewing and the baking I feel I totally rock.

(Okay, so nevermind the fact that most days I totally suck at everything and feel like the Proverbs 31 passage is like a noose around my neck.)

Today is a good day, and I will take it.


Lacy said...

Don't forget that she has "servant girls" so cut yourself some slack, or get Kate and Payge to start pulling more weight! :)

I like the pattern... makes me miss the blissful days of pez's sugary goodness!

Maria. said...

She also wasn't typing till all hours of the night!

I need some help sewing some curtains for my house Jamie, do you have any spare time?