Monday, April 4, 2011
If you have some scraps and and some time to do some hand stitching (I made most of this in the car on the way to baseball tournaments) then head over to the Fiskars website for the tutorial for making this Easter Bunny Banner. Since we all know that even the Energizer Bunny couldn't deliver all those baskets full of candy in one night, the Easter Bunny must have some mighty fine support. I think it's a good woman. A woman who is his biggest cheerleader and takes up the slack since he doesn't have a sleigh and reindeer and a bunch of little elves to help him get the job done. And look. She's a happy, loving wife. I think she's a Proverbs 31 bunny. Anyway, I thought she should share a place beside her man on my banner. Bunting. Whatever the trendy name is to call them these days!
So here's to all the women out there who lovingly support their men!
Since the Proverbs 31 woman is praised for making things with her hands, I want to support that.
So I'm giving away a pair of these Fiskars fabric scissors, only they're actually better than those in this picture. The pair I'm giving away has nonstick blades.
And I'm also giving away one of the newest Fiskars border punches.
Leave a comment, whether you are already a supportive wife or hoping to one day be one, and I'll draw one winner to receive both items on Friday. If you live outside the states and would be willing to pay the difference in shipping costs for anything over $8, please feel free to enter!
Proverbs 31:10-31 (New King James Version)
The Virtuous Wife
Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
“ Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.