Sunday, January 15, 2012

Warm & Sleepy Rescue Cat

3 a.m. and I'm awake for almost an hour now - will get back to sleep for a few hours hopefully.....

Couldn't help but notice that our "rescue" cat for over a year now is snuggled up on the daybed in the dining room.  He has been so bold and in control until the cold weather and snow hit here and now he is content to be warm and "taken care of" for the Winter :)


Sisters - nothing more special...

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January 2012 - Thought for the Day

“A smile is the light in the window of your
face that tells people you’re at home.”
~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A History of the Apron - Author Unknown

I don’t think our kids know what an apron is……..

The principal use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few.

It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and the aprons used less material.

But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears!

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, Grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the Fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust
in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron and the men folk knew it was time
to come in from the fields for dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something
that will replace that  ‘old time apron’  that served so many purposes.

Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.  Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron……………..

I don’t think I ever caught anything from an apron - but love!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year from Two Sisters Aprons

As we reflect back on the previous year - we can all remember times of happiness, pain from loss, challenges and maybe even some regrets.

I would like to share this with you today as we start a brand New Year with all the hopes and dreams for the New Year.

I see in a vision the engine of an automobile that needs to be adjusted and tuned up so that it can run better. Expect to make some adjustments as you are being fine tuned to fulfill your purpose in the overall scheme of things. Things that once sparked your interest will be replaced by that which better suits your level of spiritual maturity.

The sky will seem bluer and the grass greener, yet worldly interests and the satisfying of your flesh will become a secondary pursuit at best. And, your knowledge of the written Word will combine with your experiences to produce fresh, life-producing revelation.

Just when you think you've lost your edge, spiritual clarity will come forth like a picture coming into focus. You will be able to see and discern with greater depth and lucidity than ever. Expect to be more decisive with issues and concerns where you have been duplicitous. Instead you will be focused and more efficient.

I kept hearing in my spirit the term "quantum leap". You will broaden your spectral lines. This means that you will move beyond your normal limitations into a new realm of understanding and activity. You will no longer allow circumstances or people to hold you back or keep you from achieving your spiritual and natural potential.

I have torn, but I will heal. What has seemed like destruction has only been a good house cleaning to remove from your life the things that were no longer relevant. You have been released from the things that have held you back or created spiritual stagnation, and you can now move forward with a greater sense of freedom.

Do not concern yourself with thoughts of what you cannot do. Refuse to be a "Jack in the box" confined by old mindsets. Instead of focusing on your inabilities, let your possibilities be revealed. You can be taken beyond your perceived restraints.

This will be a time when you will begin to know the difference between the leading of The Spirit and the impulse of your own soul. I will lead you in perfect timing if you will wait on Me and trust in Me, says the Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Happy New Year from Vesta & Kristin / Two Sisters Aprons / May God Bless You This Year and Guide Your Steps...