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A new blog: Plainlyquaker

Friends - I don't know exactly the correct place to announce this but I am putting up a blog at Plainlyquaker.wordpress.org. This is my fir…

Started by Barbara Smith

1 3rd month 17, 2014
Reply by Barbara Smith

Answering questions about your Plain dress

Friends - For more than a year now I have been dressing variations on Quaker Plain. I have gone past the stage of feeling self-conscious an…

Started by Barbara Smith

47 1st month 8, 2014
Reply by carolyn taylor

Swimming?

Difficulties arrive in the form of a bathing suit: Just what do you wear, as a woman, when swimming? I live in the Great Lakes State of Mi…

Started by Emele W.

27 11th month 5, 2013
Reply by carolyn taylor

Fragility and our spiritual growth

Friends - I am deliberately placing this discussion in the Plainness group as I have seen this theme come up over and over among those bein…

Started by Barbara Smith

13 5th month 13, 2013
Reply by Chris Beauchamp

Discussion on Plain Dress on Michiganquakers

Friends - This is an old (couple year old) post on the many aspects (including some history) of Plain dress that is interesting to read and…

Started by Barbara Smith

2 2nd month 23, 2013
Reply by Barbara Smith

Some unexpected consequences of "going plain"

I just finished reading Jo's blog post on struggling with going plain in the U.K. As someone who finally made the leap across the fearful c…

Started by Barbara Smith

12 2nd month 8, 2013
Reply by Chris Beauchamp

Sewing and Crafts interest group started

I just put this on here as I did not know this group had started up and did not receive a note to that effect. Hope I am not overstepping m…

Started by Barbara Smith

0 1st month 11, 2013

I am so done posing!

I've been wrestling with dissertation writing lately and it's been making me miserable. After tossing and turning in the wee hours this mor…

Started by Paula Roberts

38 1st month 10, 2013
Reply by Lanie Fox

Visiting the Dunkard Brethren

I noticed in Chambersburg there is a Dunkard Brethren church. They meet the first, third, and fourth (if I recall the sign correctly) Sunda…

Started by Paula Roberts

21 11th month 27, 2012
Reply by Paula Roberts

Plain practicalities - relearning comfort

 For the past eight months I've been on a road to plainness. One particular aspect of my experience of plain dressing I wanted to comment o…

Started by Barbara Smith

4 10th month 29, 2012
Reply by Mackenzie

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