Monday, June 30, 2008

Anna's Week of Feminine Dress - Day 7

Sunday morning found me sleepily trying to make myself wake up as the clock read 8:15 a.m. Finally, I dragged myself out of bed, and quickly started getting ready for church. I ironed and dressed, fixed my hair, had quick devotions, ate, then had Jubilee take pictures. She and Dad have been so kind to take pictures this past week, though I know they'll be glad it's over and they don't have to every day anymore! =)

I wore a dress I'd made in August 2006 using the Simplicity pattern #9597, which I believe is out of print, though you may be able to find it online. I added the sash and ruffle to it, which makes it fun.

I really like the long length - it feels so elegant! And, the material is light, so it's really not that hot, even in summer. Especially when the air conditioning in church buildings is usually rather cold!

We left around 9:15 a.m. and went to Fountain of Grace, a Christian and Missionary Alliance church about 20 minutes from us. We went to it for four years when I was 8-12, and have recently started going again, after a few years of home church and other fellowships. I really enjoy the people there, the teaching and the worship. I go to the adult Sunday School class with my parents, and have really learned a lot! The service generally lasts until after noon, and I enjoy the whole of it. I truly feel at home among this body of believers.

We didn't arrive back home until 2:30 p.m., as we fellowshiped with friends, then waited while mom and Miriam decided on Wedding and Groom cakes with the lady from church who is going to make them. Then, since it was so late, we stopped by Taco Bell for a quick lunch. At home, I posted about Saturday's day, then edited pictures and did things online until it was time to leave again at 3:45 p.m.!

We actually currently go to two different churches as a family. We've gone to Holy Spirit Anglican Church for 2 years, and it now meets at 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon. It is a smaller body of believers, but I have enjoyed getting to know the people there. Jubilee and I often accompany the worship leader on our flute and violin, but this Sunday there was a guest worship leader.

We arrived home around 6:30 p.m. and I enjoyed talking on the phone to Elijah for a few minutes. I miss him while he's away, working at JAARS this summer. Then I wrote the Daily Disciplines post for Monday (I'll post it later on today!). While eating our Sunday night traditional fare of popcorn, peanuts, and raisins (and a few chocolate chips!) we once again enjoyed playing Chicken Feet as a family. Time flew away from us, and, finishing the game at 10 p.m. (!) I quickly did dishes and got ready for bed.

I hope you enjoyed getting this glimpse into my week! I hope I haven't bored you too much with all the details. =) If any of you want to do a "Through the Week in Feminine Dress" on your blog, be sure to let us know - I'd enjoy reading it!


Ella said...

How lovely! I hope the dress I plan on making, when I do, is cool! I would rather be on the coller side than not!

Maria Pauline said...

I love that dress, it is so Annaish. :) Thanks for writing about your week, I've really enjoyed.

Robert said...

I enjoyed followering your week! I find it early when I get up at 9:05am on Sunday.

I like that style of dress! That length can also make you feel like a princess. Do you ever wear a hat/bonnet with them?

In a thrift store I found a booklet called Dolly at Home ABC.For the robe it mentions "How very nice to wear a gown that drags along upon the ground".

Did the Anglican church you go to spilt from the Episcopal church? I was wondering as I didn't think that term was used in the U.S. because of it's connection with the English Monarchy.

Anna Naomi said...

Ella: I still want to see pictures of your graduation dress! =)

Maria Pauline: Yes, I suppose it is rather Annaish, if that's a word! :-)

Robert: That quote is pretty neat! No, I don't often wear hats or bonnets, unless I'm dressing up for an old-fashioned period. I've been on the lookout for a nice summer hat, but haven't really found one. I'm not much of a hat person.

Yes, the Anglican church we go to split off from the Episcopal church because of their liberal teachings regarding homosexuality, etc. Our church is actually under a bishop in Rwanda.