Another Bonnet for the Tea

Bonnet flower trimming from sideBlack-eyed susans bonnet trimStraw bonnet back with bow

I can’t wait for the ladies to try the hats on!  It has been so much fun to prepare these bonnets.

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From Placemat to Bonnet

As part of our Canada’s 150th celebration, our church is planning an 1867 Victorian High Tea for those women in our community who are bereaved.  Part of the festivities will be the wearing of decorated hats and bonnets for the occasion.  We decorated summer straw hats for the event and then I had an idea for some pretty bonnets made from the round woven placemats I saw in the dollar store. This is the result:

 

Completed bonnet with lace and flower trim.Front of pink bonnetUnadorned placemat.

20170902_12064920170902_120707Pleated back forming a crown for the bonnet.

20170902_120743The bonnet pleated inside and sewn down.

20170906_135309Side view of bonnet.

20170906_135333I hand sewed on the lace, ribbon and trim, but the lace and ribbon could be sewn by sewing machine and the flowers could be hot-glued in place.

The Gardener

Sunflower cropped

The Gardener
© 2017 Mollie Pearce McKibbon

I passed a field of sunflowers
Glowing in the golden light,
Basking in joyous sunbeams,
And it gave my heart delight.
I passed beds of sweet roses
And happy bees were dancing there.
They were drinking in the nectar,
So I breathed in my fair share.
I passed some calla lilies,
So pure and full of holy grace
That I knew God was the Gard’ner
Who had made each sacred place. Continue reading

A Candle Burning

candlelight #3

 

A Candle Burning
© 2017 Mollie Pearce McKibbon

 

A candle burning in the dark night
Cannot outshine my Saviour’s light.
The greatest bonfire and its glow
Compared to Jesus, will not show.
The brightest beams from our big sun
Cannot eclipse the Blessed One.
The love light from my Saviour’s eyes
Is kind, and caring, always wise.
He sees my weakness, knows my fears,
Has helped me stand and dried my tears.
And when my task here is complete,
You’ll find me sitting at his feet.

Glad July

glad bouquet #2

Glad July
©2017 Mollie Pearce McKibbon

 

glsdiolas from our garden 2017

Jaunty plumes of glad July
Beckon to bees passing by-
“Hello! Hello! Come and see

What garden pleasures there may be.”
Crickets chirp an invitation –
“There is nectar here for your libation.
Colours there are to entice your eye,
Brilliant hues and perfumes to try.
Come once, come twice. Pause for a sip.
It’s worth your time to make the trip.”
Pansies curtsy as breezes play
And rare is the bee that stays away.