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This Halloween Was About Something Deep In The Waters

Thursday, October 31, 2019

My dear friends, 

As I was glancing over the last post, I realised how much I have missed you these last few days. I think I told you a few weeks ago, that I was going to be in the dentist chair getting a lovely root canal. Well, that's where I was on Monday, and my poor little mouth has been ever so sore. I musn't complain about it though, as I know, I am indeed appreciative that I have the financial means to have the procedure at all. 
Along with sharing my "costume" if that's what we're calling it, I thought to share with you my true meaning for why dressing up and going trick or treating was sincerely crucial to my mental self-care/self-love this year.

The sewing of my Tasha Tudor dress and apron was undoubtedly enjoyable. However, there were moments I wanted to pull my hair out, and had to rein myself back in, by reminding myself that it's not about the dressmaking. It was about me remembering that even though I have aged {47}, and have wrinkles now, I CAN still be happy. I am alive, and I am genuinely a contented soul. I know Tasha felt the same way as I.
As much as I love dressing in old fashioned clothes, it isn't just about wearing dresses and pretending to live in another era. It is my way of sharing with others that If I can find a way to "Take Joy" just as my mesmerising hero did, so can you! It does not matter what circumstances or tragedy might come our way, {even the loss of a child}, we can remain steadfast and live beautiful lives. The only thing that ever stands between my happiness and zest for life is me. Happiness is ALL MINDSET!

I do very much hope you feel inspired seeing my little Tasha Tudor style dress, apron, and shawl and it brings a ray of hope and joy to your day.

My dearest Aunt Dianne made me the crocheted shawl. She was a kind soul for taking the time to make it, and she also taught me how to crochet. I'm still very slow at it, but exceedingly thrilled to begin making shawls in many colours If I can master crocheting. Aunt Dianne, If you are reading this, let's take a knitting class together, or better yet, teach ourselves. I'll bring the tea! {smile}
The same photo from above, only in colour. 

I hope you have the loveliest Autumn. I thoroughly enjoy seeing all the first snowfall posts you dear friends are posting to your blogs. 

Most affably yours til my next swim, Raquelxxx


8 comments :

  1. You look so beautiful in your new outfit, and the colors suit you do well! I hope it gives you joy and pride everytime you put it on��

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    1. Thank you dear Sam. I am in it again this morning as I make my new straw hat to coordinate with it. Such an exciting time. I have Victorian holiday music playing in the background, too. I wanted to tell you how much I loved your halloween and the wood cutting post. I just loved it. I had such a lovely time reading it. I didn't type a comment because [well, I did actually} but it kicked it off twice, so I gave up. I'm not sure what happened, but it does that every single time as of late.

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  2. You look lovely! Yes, take joy . . .

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    1. Thank you Kimberly! Muawhh! Much love to you dear friend...

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  3. We're the same age and I feel the same way about it, you look so beautiful in your dress. I wish I could sew like that. I hope to see more of your projects in the future

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    1. Oh how lovely! I love being in my forties. I feel as though truly know myself much more so than when I was in my thirties and such. I think I've heard that too, from others about the forties. Thank you for the encouragement. I will be sharing more projects. I'm so happy you're here. Have a lovely day!

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