Wednesday, May 31, 2006

knitting update!

Here is the progress on my dad's sweater. The back is done and I am working on the front. I have decided to put a stripe of some color on the front! Can't wait to get to that point!

So, obviously, the hat work has slowed down. Here is what I have on the needles as of this morning. I hope to get the pink one finished today so that tomorrow's dr. appt. will start out with a fresh hat!! As you can see, I have 3 ready to go. I try to have them cast on and the ribbing done so that I can 'just knit' to, from and at dr. appt.

And here is the one hat that I have finished as of this morning! This is the first one I've worked with the new donation from Brown Sheep. It is fabulous! Great yarn to work with and the finished hat is wonderful! Should be so soft and warm! I think there will be some very happy, cuddley heads this winter!

Look what I found in the garden yesterday evening!! Yummy! (of course, they weren't in the bowl when I found them!!!) Guess I will have to make some shortbread today!! Maybe Honey will get some ice cream!!

Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.
Ps. 55:22

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Yesterday I got to expereince something new!! I met an old friend!! We have e-mailed regularly for nearly 2 yrs and we finally got to meet face-to-face yesterday! What a wonderful day it was! THANKS, AMY!!

Here is an update on my Atlantic Giant Pumpkin! Suppose to be able to grow a #500 pumpkin. This is the third year attempt. (you know that saying, 'Third time's a charm'?!) Out of 13 seeds, this is what I have!! We will see.

So many flowers have opened up in the just the last 2 days!

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Heb. 10:22

Monday, May 29, 2006

Ok, well yesterday morning I went out to get some weeding done in the flower beds. That didn't work out very well!! Every time I bent down to pull some weeds, something would catch my eye and I would have to take pictures! Then, of course, I just couldn't disturb anyone, so I'd have to move on to another area. I didn't get much done. But, oh the fun things I saw!

...because by one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
Heb. 10:14

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Not much to say this morning. But I just wanted to get some pictures posted! These are from the last two days. (Got a little behind here.) I've already been out filling up my memory card this morning! Will get to those later. It is RACE DAY! (aka: KNIT DAY!!!)

How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!. Heb 9:14

Friday, May 26, 2006

Every year I am more and more enjoying iris's. At one time I thought they only came in light purple. But now I know the color varieties are nearly endless! These peach colored ones are at my parents place. They are among some of my favorite. And of course, bright yellow always gets my attention!

We had some nasty storms roll through the area yesterday evening. Some of the storm clouds were totally amazing!

And look what the storm brought! My last fuzzy catepiller hatched!! Isn't he beautiful!!

Even the weakest saint can expereince the power of the deity of the Son of God, when he is willing to "let go". But any effort to "hang on" to the least bit of our own power will only diminish the life of Jesus in us. (O. Chambers)

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Went to my daughter's place yesterday. There are several families of geese living across the street from her. Of course, I had to go check them out! Those little ones are just so cute!!

Here is one of my poppy's just popping out! (I thought it was going to be red!!)

And here is the progress on the sweater. I did get started on the armholes last night. We have been extra busy so it seems like the progress is going very slow. But I think I should be able to get quite a bit done this weekend.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.
Do everything in love. 1 Cor. 13-14

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Again, not too much going on.
Recently finished hats.

Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. Heb. 3:1

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

nothing much

Not much to show you all today. I did manage to get out and snap a couple of iris pictures yesterday afternoon. They are just getting started. I love to photograph iris, so there will probably be lots more of them in the days to come!

Knitting: I did work on a hat yesterday. I'll get it finished today and post a pic. And I did work on the sweater for a bit. Progess on that is going slower than expected the last few days.

Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family.
Heb. 2:11

Sunday, May 21, 2006

car show

Went to a car show today over at the river. Great day for a car show! Lots of bright sunshine and blue skies to show off the fabulous paint jobs!!

One knit hat and one loomed hat.

spring flowers

After all of the rainy days, cloudy skies, and cool temps, yesterday was an absolutely gorgous day! So me and the camera got out for a while to see what the rains brought! Spring things popping everywhere! Lots of color going on! I don't know the names of all of these. But I sure enjoy them all!

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, thought the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
Habakkuk 3:17-18

Saturday, May 20, 2006

dad's sweater

My dad is having some health issues right now. So he has had to slow down this last month or so. My mom says that he gets chilly. So I decided that I would like to knit him something useful. First, I found this marvelous pattern! I will make it large enough that it will be easy for him to get on and off. I was thinking of doing it in shades of brown. But then, one of our local chain stores had RedHeart yarn on sale. We were standing in the aisle looking at all of the different colors and this multi-color gray just 'spoke' to me!! And Hubby agreed! So gray it is!

Came home last night, and after what seemed like an eternity, finally got the gage that I needed and got a good start on it!

This coming week will be quite alot of time sitting in waiting rooms with my mom while my dad has tests and such so I don't know how much I will be able to get done. I want this to be a surprise, so I will work on hats while I'm there. This sweater will just be a 'work-at-home' project.

..the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy life-not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time. 2 Tim. 1:9

Friday, May 19, 2006

Sun & Couds

Yesterday was such a crazy weather day!! We had bright, beautiful sunshine, then within minutes we had rain, sleet, hail. Then it would start all over again! I have never seen it hail that many different times in one day before! The nice weather man was just telling me that as of yesterday we had had 10 consecutive days of measureable rainfall! With more predicted for today!

The big brown truck stopped at my house yesterday with another generous yarn donation. THANK YOU, BROWN SHEEP!!!
This will make sooooo many warm and wonderful hats!!

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, decieved and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. Titus 3:3-4

Thursday, May 18, 2006

'fun stuff'!

More hatchings! I got to watch this one! Amazing! We had some sunshine yesterday! Even the frogs were enjoying it!

Toad with attitude!!

And hats done on the loom.

GOD, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapporachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To Him be honor and might forever. Amen. 1 Tim. 6:15-16

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

We saw a peak of sunshine yesterday! The clouds parted, briefly!
So I got out for a quick walk around the garden yesterday afternoon.
Did this peach and white hat yesterday. Waiting room sitting. And finished the green stripes last night.

Dark times are allowed and come to us through the sovereignty of God. Until Jesus Christ is truly our Lord, we each have goals of our own which we serve. Our faith is real, but it is not yet permanent. God is never in a hurry. If we are willing to wait, we will see God pointing out that we have been intersted only in His blessings, instead of in God Himself. (O. Chambers)