Monday, February 17, 2014

I Need Thee || Wool + The Delight of a Hat

Shalom ladies! Hope that you all had as successful a weekend as I did! I feel like I am in pretty great shape for the coming sewing challenges (see our last post), which is a great feeling! Getting a project from pattern envelope to wearable in just two weeks is quick! It was also great to see our Pastor and his family and hear of their adventures to and from Florida.

I just finished my one year devotional (Joy and Strength by Mary Wilder Tileston) and wanted to put some of it's excerpts together toward the thoughts of how much we need the Lord! This little book takes a number of treasured selections from writers of many countries and centuries and sorts them out, into topic, adding verses from the Bible to make an excellent and worth while read.

Oh how we need Thee o Lord, every hour I need Thee!

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."                                                                      Psalms 9:22

"I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee."
                                                                                      Isaiah 13:6

"Don't be content with spending all your time on your faults, but try to get a step nearer to God. It is not He who is far away from us, but we from Him. If you ask me the best means to persevere, I would say, if you have succeeded in getting hold of Almighty God's hand, don't let go.Keep hold of Him by constantly renewing ejaculatory prayers to Him, acts of desire, and the seeking to please Him in little things.."
                                                                                                                       -Mother Frances Raphael

                         "Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
                                                                                            1Corinthians 15:57

"Strive to be as a little child, who, while its mother holds its hand, goes on fearlessly, and is not disturbed because it stumbles and trips in its weakness. So long as God holds you up by the will and determination to serve Him with which He inspires you, go on boldly and do not be frightened at your little checks and falls, so long as you can throw yourself into His arms in trusting love. Go there with an open, joyful heart as often as possible; if not always joyful, at least go with a brave and faithful heart."
                                                                                                                         -St. Frances De Sales

You can only imagine my glee when I found this 100% boiled wool skirt when one of our favorite thrift store's clothing went a dollar each! The pleating and length are fabulous! I'm not exactly sure why I have not got around to wearing this delightful sweater till now! I usually am wearing it constantly in these winter months! But since it went so well with my new treasure, I guess it turned out alright! *wink*

Shoes- Indigo (Clark's) brand- thrifted $3 // Stockings- ? // Slip- made by me // Wool skirt- thrifted $1! // Undershirt- thrifted ? // Sweater- goodwill $4 // Hat- borrowed from Rebekah (gifted) // Hat pin- Antique Market $4 ?

You can never get too many differing comments when you wear a hat to church! Some said it reminded them of a stewardess, some their mother's pill-box hat collection, and others the classiness of a vintage time. I absolutely love the shape of this darling '40's recap piece! It reminds me of the Andrew Sister's WAC uniform hats!  How wonderful was it when it fitted my outfit so very well.....and that Rebekah let me borrow it!

         "I, the Lord, will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong, and of good courage.  Joshua 1:5,6

                                                                      Who out there likes wearing hats?
                                                                             How do you like my outfit?
                                                                     Do you have a favorite devotional book?
                                                                                            Your Writer,
                                                                                the Elder sister and Believer


  1. I love that sweater, it's so pretty! And the hat is cute. I've been looking at vintage hats in thrift and antique stores lately, but I'm never sure how I'd could style them with an outfit; yours looks really nice!

  2. I'm in love with that sweater, too! Just the touch of cheer you need for a cold, wintry day. You look beautiful.


  3. My mother wears a hat at church all the time. Do you wear hats at church regularly? Love the outfit. BTW I awarded you at my blog

  4. Oh, what a cute outfit! I love that's beautiful! I don't necessarily like wearing hats (I think they look awful on me :P) but my sister definitely likes them, and they also look gorgeous on her. My favorite devotional book is "A Woman After God's Own Heart". I read like a chapter every night before I go to bed...=) Wonderful post! ♥

    Ashley B.
    Like No Other Fashion

  5. Cassie I love your outfit! The sweater is just scrumptious, and the hat is lovely!
    As you probably know I LOVE wearing hats!!! At the moment I especially like a certain rust colored vintage fedora in my collection... :)


    the Middle Sister and Singer

  6. Such a beautiful outfit!! I love how you paired everything, it all works so well together. That hat is so lovely. It definitely gives you an Andrews Sisters feel. I don't wear hats often, but I do like them. I'm from the South and hats are pretty popular here- I remember seeing so many ladies at church wearing them all growing up and many still do. They are so lovely, especially vintage hats.

    Also, that sounds like an amazing devotional. What a blessing to read the passages and verses throughout your post.

    I love your blog. It inspires me in dressing to please the Lord :) I also wanted to say that you remind me a lot of how the beautiful Shirley Temple looked as a teenager.

    Have a wonderful day!



  7. You look so cute in this outfit! I don't usually wear hats (except to keep warm) but yours looks lovely! And your skirt, oh, it is adorable!
    That devotional sounds really good! Sometimes it is hard to find the right devotional because there are so many out there so I love hearing recommendations! :)

  8. Oh my goodness, this outfit is one of my favorites that I've seen yet!! That hat is to die for! I've got to go back to some antique shops with a full wallet and find some pillbox hats. :)

  9. What a charming vintage outfit, Cassie! :D I don't wear many hats myself, but think they look cute on others. I just recently got one at a clothing swap that I think I'll enjoy during spring and summer. :)


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