Friday, August 31, 2007

...take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Eph. 6:16

Thursday, August 30, 2007

...and there he is!!
The last of the 'lost' catepillars in the house!!
Isn't he beautiful??!!

The rains last week have put everything in motion!
We are having a 'second' growing season here!
Much better than the first!

Received some yarn yesterday for my charity items!
Bernat Boa and Eyelash

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Eph. 6:13

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

6 more squares finished for the baby afghans.
It is so hard to see the stitch patterns in these pictures.
Trust me, they are adorable!

I got home yesterday and look what Hubby had flying around the house!!
That's one down, one to go!
The second lost catepillar should be showing up any day now!!
This is just too much fun! Maybe next year I will 'lose' catepillars on purpose!! LOLOL!!

Found this guy in my mom's flower garden yesterday! I was so excited. I had looked around here the day before and hadn't found any. This is a Common Garden Spider. Harmless. But so bright and colorful and they make that really cool zig-zag pattern in their web!

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly realms.
Eph. 6:12

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I was finally able to spend some time outside yesterday!
It seems like it has been so long since I've been out for a good long photo shoot!
I was only in my own backyard, but it was so wonderful!
Here are some of the treasure's I found!

This bright orange bug caught my eye yesterday. When I looked closer, I saw that he was just shedding! I have no idea what kind of but this is, but isn't he cute?!

Put on the full armor of God
so that you can take your stand against the devils schemes.

Eph. 6:11

Monday, August 27, 2007

Do you see these two Praying Mantis?
Couldn't find any for awhile, then last evening-jackpot! Two of them!! LOLOL!!

I had another Monarch hatch yesterday morning.
I put him out in the Zinnia patch and he flew off while I was at church with my mom.

A knitted hat.
This hat has been sitting here at my computer for quite awhile. This is what I work on while I'm waiting for pages to load or while I'm reading. Yesterday I picked it up and took it outside with me to work on while Hubby was making supper. Time to find a new color to work with!

Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.

Eph. 6:10

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Heavy dew this morning.

I just had to get out for a quick early morning walk this morning!

Loomed hat.

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
He is their stronghold in time of trouble.
The Lord helps them and delivers them;
He delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in Him.
Ps. 37:39-40

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Today is kind of a catch up day for me. I've been on the go so much these last few weeks.
I had every intention of getting out yesterday for some photos. Things just didn't work out the way I had planned! So here are some 'catch-up' photos! Ones I had taken about a month ago!

The days of the blameless are known to the Lord, and their inheritance will endure forever. In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
Ps. 37:18-19

Friday, August 24, 2007

For the baby blankets that I am knitting, I finally decided to do a 'sampler' afghan worked in 9 inch squares. At first I was thinking of doing two logcabin afghans, but then decided that I would feel more comfortable with a more portable project right now. Just too many other things going on. Here are the first 4 squares for each afghan. It is the letters A, B, C & D. The rest of the squares will be animals and stitch patterns.

Look what I woke up to this morning!
My first Black Swallowtail Butterfly hatched!
This is the one that accidentally came in the house as an egg on some dill that I had picked. We watched him eat and grow and make a cocoon and now he has hatched and I have let him go!

Hubby brought me this catepillar a couple of days ago. When I looked in on him this morning, I found this! He is shedding! I had no idea that fuzzy catepillars shed! How exciting!

I found this guy on my Butterfly Weed plant this morning and brought him in. It will be fun to see what he looks like when he grows up! He sure is interesting now!!

If the Lord delights in a man's way, He makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand.
Ps. 37:23-24

Thursday, August 23, 2007

How priceless is Your unfailing love!
Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
Ps. 36:7

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
Ps. 14:2

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

We have a pair of Hummingbirds that have been hanging around a lot more often lately.
Yesterday they spent most of the day fighting over this one spot on the bar under the birdfeeder playing in the rain!

Then Jesus asked, "What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in it's branches."
Luke 13:18-19

Monday, August 20, 2007

I finished my very first pair of baby booties!
Aren't they adorable?

Look what one of my Aunt's found!
She said that as soon as she saw them, she thought of us and just had to pick them up!
They are 1996 Collector's Edition.

This is the yarn that another Aunt gave me to work with. She has asked me to make baby afghans for the new twins that are expected to arrive in December.
This is all RedHeart 100% wool. WW. 4 oz. skeins.
Not exactly 'baby' colors, but I think I can make it work!
I spent most of yesterday in the 'planning stage'. I am quite happy with what I have come up with and can't wait to get started knitting!!

My Uncle made this bug box a couple of years ago. He said he hasn't used it for a few years and said I could have it!! Isn't this sweet??!! Look how big it is!!!

And this is what I put into my new bug box!
My two tomato worms-soon to be Hawk Moths!

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded;
and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Luke 12:48