Sunday, September 30, 2007

A late blooming mini-rose.
This little rose bush has a tremendous story of survival behind it. I dug it out of the dumpster at the grocery store I was working at many, many years ago. Brought it home, planted it. It came back to life and seemed to be doing well. Then Hubby and I were making some new flower beds, so we moved it. Several times. And it continues to grow and bloom beautifully. Each year brightening my day with two rounds of lovely little flowers. Unfortunately his 'little brother' didn't survive the several flower bed moves.
Another scarf worked with Bernat Boa and Lamb's Pride Worsted.
A flowering vine (I forget the name) that my dad gave us some starts of a few years ago.

The things that happen do not happen by chance- they happen entirely by the decree of God.
God is sovereignly working out His own purposes.
O. Chambers

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Our zinnia patch seems to be the 'happening' place these last few weeks!!

LOL! Like I have nothing on the needles to do!
Instead, I start something else!
2 pair of knitted children's mittens.

A Christian is some one who trusts in the knowledge and the wisdom of God, not in his own abilities. If we have a purpose of our own, it destroys the simplicity and the calm, relaxed pace which should be characteristic of the children of God.
O. Chambers

Friday, September 28, 2007

Hats worked on the loom.

Fleece hats that I sewed up for myself from an 'extra' fleece top that one of my kids left here when they moved out. THANKS for the pattern, Doris!!
What a quick, warm hat! I think any stretchy material I find will be getting made into these for charity hats!

I did get outside for a quick walk around yesterday afternoon and found some little critters!!

May the righteous be glad and rejoice before God;
may they be happy and joyful.
Ps. 68:3

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Here are my current WIP's for charity. First, is the bright, multi-colored logcabin afghan, a longterm project that I am just itching to get back to! Then, a scarf that I started just the other day with Bernat Boa mixed with Lamb's Pride Worsted, it will be finished in the next day or so. Next, another cotton square afghan. I'm glad I took the picture because it sure looks different here than while I'm working on it! I think I need to do some different color changes for the rest of the squares. And last, a mitered square baby blanket. This is my 'take along' project, but now I am getting in a hurry to finish it so I can start another one!! And, of course, I am always making hats on the looms while I'm riding the excercise bike each day.

May the peoples praise You, O God; may all the peoples praise You.
Then the land will yield it's harvest, and God, our God, will bless us.
Ps. 67:5-6

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Let the righteous rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in Him;
let all the upright in heart raise Him!

Ps. 64:10

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The temps feel like mid- August, but the trees and the fields know it is late Sept.

I am happily back to charity knitting!

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away."
Luke 21:33

Monday, September 24, 2007

The baby afghans are done!
Worked in RedHeart 100% wool.
Each square is knitted in a different stitch pattern, then joined with a single crochet stitch with a crocheted shell stitch edging. On the back, there is a knitted pocket behind the middle, bottom two squares so that the blanket can be folded up into itself and used for a pillow. (Or little feet can can snuggle in and keep warm! Or even used for a hood if a head gets chilly!!)

Matching knitted hat and booties.

We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners
of it. God's purpose is not limited by your past. He turned a
murderer named Moses into a leader and a coward named Gideon
into a courageous hero, and He can do amazing things with the
rest of your life, too. God specializes in giving people a fresh
start. (R. Warren)

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Do not be over-awed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases; for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will be descend with him
Ps. 49:17
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Saturday, September 22, 2007

This mornings sunrise over the zinnia patch.

A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let Your glory be over all the earth.

Ps. 57:5

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I was finally able to get a quick shot of this Swallowtail!
I was so excited!
I've seen several of them this summer, but only as they were flying away from me!
This one actually stuck around for a few minutes!

Another scarf worked with Bernat Boa.
This one is mixed with Bernat acrylic.

I am under vows to You, O God;
I will present thank offerings to You.
For You have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before God in the light of life.
Ps. 56:12-13

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

To ensure that we have plenty of grasshoppers next year!!

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Ps. 51:10

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I did some more playing in my bag of scraps!
Oh what fun!!
But now it is time to get back to baby items! My Aunt called yesterday afternoon with the happy news that we are expecting one boy and one girl sometime in mid-December!! Now I can get the squares put together and go searching for more fun baby stuff to knit up!!

This guy was guarding our back door for awhile yesterday!!

"He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all are alive."

Luke 20:38

Monday, September 17, 2007

This little guy was trying to blend in with the stones.

"I tell you," Jesus replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."
Luke 19:40

Sunday, September 16, 2007

I had to play in my bag of scrap yarn yesterday!

I also had to go out and stalk the grasshoppers!!

..for every animal of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are Mine.
Ps. 50:9-10

Saturday, September 15, 2007

A knitted scarf using:
Bernat Boa with Lamb's Pride Worsted

I found this Praying Mantis having his lunch yesterday!!!

This is what the Lord says:
"Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls."
Jer. 6:16