Sunday, December 31, 2006

We have been having some beautiful sunshine and blue sky for a few days. Hubby and I went for a nice long walk the other day. Wish it were spring! Today is cold and rainy.

More hats!

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
2 Thes. 2:16-17

Friday, December 29, 2006

Ok, Now I am really doing a HAPPY DANCE!!
I can post again. Complete with pictures!!!

After all the Christmas gift knitting, I am back to hats. Every year I make my own personal goal of how many I would like to get done in that year. Every year it is a few more than the previous year. I am sooo close to hitting my goal of this year. With my dad's illness and death, I really didn't think I'd even come close.

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Prov. 31:30
Oh my!! I am still holding my breath. Afraid to get too excited. It has been over a week since I've been able to get into my blog. It has been soooooo frustrating. I'm almost afraid to think that maybe this might really work!!
Ok, if this really up and working again, I will be back with pictures!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I did it!! I'm done!!

I have finished my Christmas gift knitting! And I think it is safe to post the pictures! We will be having Christmas with my kids on Saturday and neither of them have a computer. I'm hoping word of mouth won't travel that fast!
I am so pleased with these! I hope the kids enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them for them!

Hooded sweater for my daughter.

Knitted pants for my son.

He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
Prov. 21:21 Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 18, 2006

Look at this cool looking fungus I found yesterday!

Here is Christmas gift I recieved last week from my SIL and her husband! A yarn organizer bag! It is awesome! I couldn't get a picture posted sooner because as soon as I got home with it, I filled it with the yarn I was working with at the time, which happened to be for gift knitting! I am nearly finished with the gift knitting and now have filled it with yarn for hats, which are patiently waiting for me to come back to!

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Phil. 2:3-4 Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 17, 2006

giving & receiving

The wonderful Christmas gift we received from my stepdaughter and her family. She is always so great at getting us gifts we would never think to get ourselves, and yet are so fun!

More hats on thier way to warm someone's head and heart!

I do want to send and extra HUGE THANK YOU and (((HUGS))) to all of the people who have donated yarn to my hat project! You all are responsible for making the hat project possible! If I didn't have yarn, I couldn't knit it!!
In the last couple of days I have recieved a phone call and a note saying Thanks for hats. I couldn't do it without the generous support of all of you! So please consider the THANK YOU'S extended to YOU!

Humility and the fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life.
Prov. 22:4 Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 16, 2006

I finally get to post some Christmas gift knitting!
Here is the placemat set that I made for my step-daughter and her family. There are 6 placemats knitted in a basketweave pattern, one hotpad, and 2 crocheted potholders.
They have just recently finished a massive, beautiful kitchen/dining room re-model project and her dad thought they needed a set of placemats. He even picked out the yarn!
They seemed to be very happy with them! She even let us use them for supper last night! And they fit thier table perfectly!

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorites, against the powere of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil the heavenly realms.
Eph. 6:12 Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I got our Christmas tree up yesterday!
Thought I would share a couple of my favorite ornaments. Both were given to me from families of children that I babysat for many years ago.

Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.
Eph. 6:10 Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

My Christmas Cactus is blooming! The flowers are HUGE! And, oh so bright and beautiful! This is a start from my Grandma's Christmas Cactus. The original plant has been around longer than I have! My Honey bought the funny face flower pot for me a few years ago!!

Another yarn donation! THANK YOU, Nona!

A man of knowledge uses words with restraint,
and a man of understanding is even tempered.

Prov. 17:27 Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Another hat finished on the loom. I really had to push myself to finish this one! Ok, ok, ok to be honest, I really had to push myself to go that far on the bike!! LOL!

And these bright, cheerful hats are on thier way to the school!

A fool shows his annoyance at once,
but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

Prov. 12:16 Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 11, 2006

Went over to my mom's this moring to help a friend put some stars on the aghfan she knitted.

Finished another hat on the loom.

The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made. The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
Ps. 145: 13-14 Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 10, 2006

I finished another Christmas gift! (3 down, 1 to go!!)
I can share this one now. It is a cardigan for my mom.

I am still debating on whether I should put buttons on it or not.
But I did go through my daughter's button collection and find some that would look fabulous if I decide to put them on!! (really, I just wanted an excuse to go through her buttons!!)

When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord,
He makes even his enemies live at peace with him.

Prov. 16:7 Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Just sharing some Christmas decorations.

Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
Prov. 10:12 Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 08, 2006

I am still having computer problems. And right now I don't want to take the time to mess with it. I'm still working on Christmas gifts. So today I can only post one picture. I have more! I just don't know how to get it to show up here!!

But here are a couple more hats!

You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and....your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
2 Cor. 9:11 Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 07, 2006

LOOK! what my brother found and gave to me!!!
I am so excited! I really don't have much orange yarn and I love working with orange for the kids stuff!!

Thanks, Scuz!!!

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Prov. 9:10 Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I did get another hat finished on the loom. However, I have to be honest, the bike riding has been slipping the last couple of days! But, on a positive note, the gift knitting is coming along!

I put out the Navity Scene yesterday. I won't put the tree up until next week. My parents bought this for me the first year that I had moved out of the house. I didn't have a tree that year, but I did have this!

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Gal. 5: 22-23 Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 04, 2006

I was having problems with my internet yesterday, so this post is basically just a test!
Isn't it funny how dependant we become on our computers without even realizing it! Kind of scary in a way. Oh but I enjoy it! Makes me so very thankful to have a computer! I have to be honest, my life has been SO blessed because of the internet. I can't even begin to put into words how rich my life has become due to being able to connect with people and information that I never would have been able to without modern technology!

This is just one of my favorite bug pictures! I had never seen such a bright, colorful bug!

We typically see things, not as they are, but as we are. By how we position ourselves, we will see the evidence of God everywhere or nowhere. Too often our minds are locked on one track. We are looking for red, so we overlook blue; we are thinking tomorrow and God is saying now; we are looking everywhere, and the answer is under our nose. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 03, 2006

A spider from this summer.
Another gift knitting update. Progress is coming along fabulously!

Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
1 Cor. 15:33 Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 02, 2006

We have the idea that God is going to do some exceptional thing-that He is preparing and equipping us for some extraordinary work in the future. But as we grow in His grace we find that God is glorifying Himself here and now, at this very moment. If we have God's assurance behind us, the most amazing strength becomes ours, and we learn to sing, glorifying Him even in the ordinary days and ways of life. (O. Chambers) Posted by Picasa