I have “friended” various pages on Facebook that offer chapel veils. Most of these sell for 30$/ea prior to shipping. I decided to hop over to JoAnn’s for lace anf notions. I purchased 3 colors: plum, red, blue with silver, with matching thread and ribbon. I already own black and white. I may make a golden hued in the future.
This is under 30$, including thread and machine needles.
The sewing machine is broken, it’ll be picked up for repairs on Friday and will return in 2-3 weeks. Boo. I haven’t even used it for a while month yet. Do I foresee a pattern? Pun NOT intended, but I’ll take it. I’ll be hand-sewing the trim.
Pondering on whether to make the veils into infinity scarves, as I purchased 15″.
Interested in doing Halloween, yet not as interested in being a skimpy nurse, witch or Brittany-esque school girl?
Take Back Halloween has an interesting suggestion – for women to attire themselves in powerful women throughout the ages: Sumeria, Ancient Greece, to Jane Austen, and women-warriors. If you don’t consider it for Hallowe’en, then keep it in mind for when kids have projects to complete on innovative and historical women.
Case in Point
This past Saturday was the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven. It was also my 2nd cousin’s wedding. Before going to into the church building, I put on my shoulder wrap, covering up my nearly bare back and arms. Mom had a fit saying “God doesn’t judge! God doesn’t judge that way!” While I cannot bear Scriptural proof that God would or would not judge me for how I go dressed to Mass, I follow a few simple points. One of them being that when I enter the House of God, I’m literally standing before Him in the Tabernacle (albeit, Veiled in wheat). When I was working, I had to be dressed properly for the position. If you dress well for a mere mortal you call boss, how much more should you dress for the one you call Master and Saviour? You should give Him your best because He gave you His All.
I also dress formally for Mass (business casual or interview worthy) because I know how distracting casual and informal dress is: I don’t want to see tattoos or bikini tan lines, or g-string triangles. If others (men and women) are distracting to me, how more so am I for someone else? Chapel veils help shield my side vision from other distractions, and I can reasonably assume that I’m not contributing to someone’s near occasion of sin.
What’s your reaction / opinion?