Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Au Sable River, MI

Still just a bit of color out in the gardens!

The blue sweater is finished.
Well, except for the buttons!

(Jesus said) "As for the person who hears My words but does not keep them,
I do not judge him.
For I did not come to judge the world, but to save it."
John 12:47

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I tell you the truth, unless a kernal of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
John 12:24

Monday, October 29, 2007

I have got my daughter so well trained!!
Her and her MIL went to check out the 'new' Goodwill store in town.
Look what she found for me!! All this yarn only cost me $3.00!!

Let those who love the Lord hate evil,
for He guards the lives of His faithful ones
and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Ps. 97:10

Sunday, October 28, 2007

My Irish Hiking Scarf!!

Here is where I bought the yarn:

Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise His holy name.
Ps. 97:12

Saturday, October 27, 2007

When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
John 8:12

Friday, October 26, 2007

Update on the Irish Hiking Scarf.
I have to say that this yarn is just SO fabulous!!
So soft and drapes perfectly for this pattern!
I am in love!
I want to wear this scarf on Sunday. But at the same time, I don't ever want to be done with it!! I love this pattern and this yarn!

My uncle gave this to me. He got it from a cousin. He seems to think that if anyone can get the seed to grow, it will me! I'm not so sure. A good friend of mine gave me a few seeds a couple of years ago and I couldn't get them to do anything. But, of course, I will happily try again!

My wonderful Hubby took this picture of the full moon last night!

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die."
John 11:25-26

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Here is where I am at with the baby items.
I finished the knitting on the blue pants last night and got started on the blue sweater. I also have the first few rounds done on the pink blanket.
But then, just as we were going to bed last night, Hubby started saying something to me about why haven't I started my scarf? By the time I get around to do doing it, it will the dead of winter and I bought fall colors to make it with.
So I got up this morning thinking he is right. These babies won't be here until after Thanksgiving and we are going away on Sunday and I would really like to wear my Irish Hiking Scarf.

So I got started!! I wound up the yarn with my first coffee and got started!
I am so excited! I LOVE this yarn!
Ok, I'm off to knit! All housework will be put on hold!!

When you come to your wits' end and feel inclined to panic-don't!!
Stand true to God and He will bring out His truth in a way that will make your life an expression of worship.
O. Chambers

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A sneak peak at the sweater!!
I still need to add buttons, but the knitting is done!
I am quite happy with it. I am SO glad I ripped it out and tried again!

Jesus said, "If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
John 8:31-32

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A praying manits having lunch!

The saint who satisfies the heart of Jesus will make other saints strong and mature for God. But the people used to strengthen us are never those who sympathize with us; in fact, we are hindered by those who give us their sympathy, because sympathy only serves to weaken us.
O. Chambers

Monday, October 22, 2007

Last week was such a ‘rough’ week of knitting. Last night I spent some time at the frog pond. What a liberating experience! I feel SO much better!!
Let me explain. I finally decided on a simple top-down raglan cardigan sweater for these babies. I got started. All was going well. Then I came to the sleeves. I was 4 stitches off. I don’t know why. But I thought, ’it’s ok, I can fudge it when I get finished with the body. So I spent ALL day yesterday knitting the body of this sweater. Always looking at those armholes and thinking, ’wow, that looks bad, hope I can fix it’. Well, I finished the body and went to pick up the stitches for the sleeves, worked about 2 rows and decided, ’there is NO way this is going to work’. Rip it, rip it, rip it. It is now way past my bedtime, but I re-counted, re-knitted and now am happily on my way! I spent all day yesterday so frustrated with this sweater. I get up this morning so happy and excited about it now and eager to get going. At first I was heart broken at the thought of a totally wasted knitting day. I haven’t had too many of those lately and I wanted it so badly! But I am so happy with this sweater now!! What do they say, ’all’s well that ends well’! BTW, it was a typo in the pattern that caused the problem! Not my knitting!

And, yes, I did spend some time on the bike getting rid of some frustration!

"Neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared.
"Go now and leave your life of sin."
John 8:11

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Oh, how I'd like to be here again today!

Ok, so I just put aside the whole baby sweater thing for awhile.
My brain was totally not into it for some strange reason. I don't know what the problem was. Couldn't find a pattern I was happy with, just couldn't seem to get it together.
So I re-directed my thinking for awhile and got busy on some pants.
Here is a sneak peak of the first of the baby items!

I am totally amazed at how many Monarchs are still hanging around here!!
Normally, by this time of year, they are long gone!
I'm not complaining!! I LOVE having them still here!!

Then He (Jesus) said to him,
"Rise and go; you faith has made you well."
Luke 17:19

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A small flower on the beach at the New Presque Isle Lighthouse along Lake Huron.

Late blooming flowers in my own backyard.

To all who received Him, to those who believed in His name,
He gave the right to become children of God.

John 1:12

Friday, October 19, 2007

Lake Huron

The last of my 40 caterpillars have cocooned.
Now we just wait for spring!

I had to till up the veggie garden.
I saved this guy from the tiller.
But I killed at least one. Maybe more.
So sad.

Live and learn.
What a mess!!
Really, it is an adorable little wrap style baby sweater pattern. But it just never really 'clicked' with me. Then, for whatever reason, the sleeves didn't work out right. Stitch count, row count, and length just weren't coming together correctly. Then I got in a hurry to just be done with it, and I set the first sleeve in inside out!!
For now, it will just sit in a corner and pout! Maybe in a few months I will get it out again. Don't know what I will do with it yet.

Satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

Ps. 90:14