Welcome dear needlefolk friends!
Can you believe Christmas is just around
the corner...will you be ready?
For today's Early Workbasket feature I would
like to share with you some interesting
history from the 19th century...
During the 19th century women in America
had never lacked instruction on how to behave,
this material greatly increased, spurred by the growing
literacy rate among women, an increase in their
leisure time, and the invention of lower~cost
Spiritual sustenance became available to women
of all economic levels via newspapers, manner books,
The pioneer magazine in ladies' how~to literature,
The Lady's Book, started in 1830 by Louis A. Godey
and soon known as Godey's Lady's Book.
Even daily newspapers served as advisers
to women. On November 28, 1827, a
"Code of Instructions for Ladies" in the
Baltimore American & Commercial Daily Advertiser
summarized society's expectations of its women...
1. Let every wife be persuaded that there are two ways
of governing a family; the first is by the expression
of that will which belongs to force; the second by
the power of mildness. One is the power of the
husband; the wife should never employ any other
arms than gentleness...
2. Avoid contradicting your husband...
3. Occupy yourself only with your household affairs...
4. Never take upon yourself to be censor of your
5. Command his attention by being always
attentive to him...
6. All men are vain, never wound this vanity...A wife
may have more sense than her husband, but
she should never seem to know it...
7. When a man gives wrong counsel, never
make him feel that he has done so...
8. When a husband is out of temper,
behave obligingly to him...
9. Choose well your female friends;
have but few...
10. Cherish neatness without luxury,
and pleasure without excess;
dress with taste, and
particularly with modesty...
11. Never be curious to pry into your
12. Seem always to obtain information from him,
especially before company, though you
may pass yourself for a simpleton. Never
forget that a wife owes all her importance to
that of her husband. Leave him entirely master
of his actions, to go and come whenever he
Wow, what a list of rules to live by,
times have certainly changed...don't you think!
A woman had always been considered a jewel
in her husband's crown...do you think that is still
true in today's society?
Schoolgirl Samplar Club Update...
Unfortunately, one of the Weeks Dye Works threads
is on back order, as soon as it arrives I'll be able
to provide you with a ship date!
I'm so very sorry for the unexpected delay!
Farm Shop will be open on Saturday...
If you're in the area,
please stop by...I'd LOVE to meet YOU!
Our Farm Shop is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
If Saturday's don't fit into your schedule,
please call to make arrangements for
Weekend Soul Food...
Who can find a virtuous woman?
For her price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her,
so that he shall have no need of spoil.
She will do him good and not evil all
the days of her life.
Hope you enjoyed today's
Enjoy a wonderful weekend,