Homemaking: Not Just a Hobby

I am learning to crochet, and I love it. The woman teaching me is an older friend of my mother and such an amazing woman. I have known her for so many years, yet I have never realized how much I can learn from her.

She talks to me about her life while she shows me the stitches, and I have already learned that for years I have been surrounded by so many amazing women that I could learn so much from, and I have been wrapped up in my own world not going much farther than my own basic age group.

I had always thought of myself as someone who felt most comfortable with people older than me, but I never thought of getting close to anyone so far ahead in life.
The concept of younger women learning from the older is very Biblical.
Titus 2:3-5
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
I grew up with a single working mother, so I missed out on the whole homemaking, cooking, crafting/sewing stuff. that is why I am determined to learn as much as I can now. I need to learn to be a good homekeeper at this point, before I am in the position to run a household on my own.
I am so grateful to the many ladies at church who have been a blessing in this area.

I was feeling guilty about not knowing things for a time when all of my friends at Bible college were making it seem so easy,and young teen girls could sew an outfit with no trouble. I felt like it was my fault that I hadn't learned, but I just needed to make time in my life for priorities. Now seemed like the perfect time.

Earlier this summer I sat at a sewing machine for the first time, then I made a skirt. I found that I love sewing. I wish I could do more, but I need to save up for a machine - my hand stitching isn't exactly straight! I love making things that can really be used with my own 2 hands, it feels like I can add a touch of love to every article that way.

Proverbs 31 is the chapter that we are taught to base our life on and i think we should always strive to live it out.There are 4 verses in Proverbs 31 that specifically mention making clothing and such. I have based my summer efforts on these verses.

Proverbs 31:13,19, 22, and 24
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
I love practicing my sewing and crochet, and I like to think about my future husband and children while I do it. That way it is always in the forefront of my mind if I ever get to the place that I don't want to work on things of that nature.

Cassandra is a single young lady in search of a deeper walk with Christ. She is pursuing her college level studies from home and blogs at Content of Praise.

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{ Californialily } at: August 11, 2008 at 9:19 AM said...

Thank you for this wonderful post! I was raised by a single mom too. I can't sew at all! For the longest time I had no idea how to cook (I knew how to make pink chicken, lol) or how to do laundry. I think that this is a wonderful time for us to learn how to be amazing wives someday before our future husbands come along! :)

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