Friday, October 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Yes, I have been working on it... sometimes, though, it's only been two rows at a time. Sometimes, I haven't worked on it at all. Now, that it's not so hot, I'll be tackling it again with full vigor and determination. So.... here's where I am.....
(Pattern Source - here)
Bible verse for a Rainy Day:
"So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and oil". Deuteronomy 11:13, 14
Monday, September 5, 2011
Hurricane Irene blew by dropping tons O'Rain upon our heads. Thankfully, we just got wet; no power outs or floods in our house. Number One and S lost power at their Mountain House, so, along with Lady A, sojourned with us for a week. In a moment of looking for something else to show to S, I came upon this little gem in the 'To Do' files. So I Did. From stem to stern, it measures 1.75 inches. Visit pea soup for the recipe! And whilst, there check it out! How to make a bomb! :) Awesome!
Bible verse for today:
"For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes." Luke 6:43,44
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Bible Verse for Today:
"He sends forth springs in the valleys; they flow between the mountains; they give drink to every beast of the field; The wild donkeys quench their thirst. Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they lift up their voices among the branches." Psalm 104:10-12
Thursday, June 9, 2011
In green and yellow plastic webbing
Sit in the yard where honeysuckle fills the air
Old ladies in flowery print dresses
Wipe their brows with hankies from their bosoms
Old men chin to chest dream in the shade
Of their youth when they were strong like the trees
Children in the tractor tire sandbox
Dig to China
Sun shines through
Sweet tea in sweaty glasses
Where lemon boats float among ice bergs
Watermelon smiles spit pits
Across the grassy sea and
Everyone waits for the promise
That is ice cream
From the salt soaked wooden bucket
Whose steel arm never grows as weary
As the arm that cranks it
Cicadas shed their coats on bark walls
And sing the same song
That Great Great Grandma heard
Tonight's Bible Verse:
" It was You who set all the boundaries of the earth;
You made both summer and winter." Psalm 74:17
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Bible Verse For a Virtuous Woman:
"She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands." Proverbs 31:13
Monday, May 30, 2011
Bible Verse For Tonight.
"To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps." I Peter 2:21
Friday, April 22, 2011
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.
Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.
See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
Spreads o’er His body on the tree;
Then I am dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me.
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The government calls upon the loyal women of
America to knit stockings for our brave soldiers. The
following rules are laid down for the direction of
ladies wishing to knit socks for the soldiers:—Get
large needles and a coarse yarn; cast on seventy-eight
stitches, and knit the leg ten inches before setting the
heel. The heel should be three and a half inches
long, and knit of double yarn, one fine and one
coarse, for extra strength. The foot should be eleven
or twelve inches long.
It clearly assumes that the loyal women of America knew how to make socks.
Interesting... coarse yarn, large needles... 78 st cast on.
If you get the chance... watch Ken Burn's The Civil War whilst knitting these.
Bible Verse for This Morning:
"The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds." 2 Corinthians 10:14
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Here's a little video tutorial for needlefelting
Friday, March 25, 2011
they don't match exactly!
Yarn was flawed, somehow.
Bible Verse for a Sunny Afternoon:
"For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living." Psalm 56:13
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Bible Verse for Tonight:
"Because of the tender mercy of our God, with which the Sunrise from on high will visit us, to shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:78-79
Friday, January 14, 2011
Baby Polar Bear Hat
You will need:
1 skein of worsted weight yarn – Color: White
1 crochet hook, size F-3.75 mm
1 stitch marker
Gauge: 9 sc = 2inches; 5 rows = 1 inch
Hat measures 6-7 inches from top of crown to the edge and a circumference of 18 inches
Round 1: Starting at the top of the crown - Chain 2, 6 sc in second chain from the hook and mark the beginning of the round. Do not join each round or turn… this is worked as a spiral.
Round 2: (in each of the next rounds, continue to mark the beginning of the round with a marker) – 2 sc in each sc. 12 sc
Round 3: *1 sc, 2sc in next stitch* around
Round 4: * sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next stitch* around
Round 5: * sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next stitch* around
Round 6: * sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next stitch * around
Round 7: * sc in next 5 sc, 2sc in next stitch * around
Round 8: * sc in next 6 sc, 2sc in next stitch* around
Round 9: * sc in next 7 sc, 2sc in next stitch* around
Round 10: * sc in next 8 sc, 2sc in next stitch* around
Round 11: * sc in next 9 sc, 2sc in next stitch* around
Round 12: * sc in next 10 sc, 2sc in next stitch* around
Round 13: * sc in next 11 sc, 2sc in next stitch* around
Round 14: * sc in next 12 sc, 2sc in next stitch* around
Round 15: sc around
Continue with round 15 until piece measures from 6-7 inches from the top. End off.
Ears: (Make 2)
Work the first 3 rounds of the hat, as above
Round 4: sc around and end off
Sew ears to the hat in the position that you like.
Bible Verse for Today: