Tuesday, January 31, 2012


crocheted hat.

Keep your lives free from the love of money
and be content with what you have,
because God has said,
"Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you."
Heb. 13:5

Monday, January 30, 2012

sunset last night

crocheted hat.

Be merciful to those who doubt.
Jude 1:22

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Stayed the night!

Scarf with attached mittens.
My own design.
Yarn: I Love This Yarn
natural stripes colorway.

Humble yourselves before the Lord,
and He will lift you up.

James 4:10

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I may not always be in the mood to do the daily
chores, but I am very thankful for all that they
represent: the food to prepare and put on these
dishes, the family and friends to share it with,
and the physical ability to actually prepare and
clean up!

loomed hat.

O Lord Almighty,
blessed is the man who
trusts in You.

Ps. 84:12

Friday, January 27, 2012

The pink geraniums
that I brought in the house
last fall are also blooming
beautifully right now!

crocheted hat.

"Come to Me,
all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest."
Matt. 11:28

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The petunia in the house
has bloomed!

loomed hat.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor,
no good thing does He withhold
from whose walk is blameless.
Ps. 84:11

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

We dug out some broken crayons yesterday,

crocheted hat.

Better is one day in Your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper
in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
Ps. 84:10

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

how much time do you spend
making the weekly grocery list?!

A bag full of scrap yarn!!
I just love using others leftovers!!

Make every effort to live in peace
with all men
and to be holy;
without holiness no one will see the Lord.
Heb. 12:14

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mourning Dove.
There were about half a dozen of them
hanging out on the rocks.
They were well camouflaged!

Found this bag of scrap yarn
buried in the yarn room from
a few years ago.
Can't wait to see how many
loomed hats I can get out of this!

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus,
the author and perfecter of our faith.

Heb. 12:2

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Blue Jays joined us for breakfast this morning!

Cro-Hook scarf
to fill an order in school colors.

Let them know that You,
whose name is the Lord-
that You alone are the Most High.
over all the earth.
Ps. 83:18

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Just look at the beautiful artwork
God put on our window overnight!

Another generous yarn donation!!
I am so truly, deeply humbled and
thankful for all you do for me!

Repent, then, and turn to God,
so that your sins may be wiped out,
that times of refreshing may come from
the Lord.
Acts 3:19

Friday, January 20, 2012

I think Mr. Cardinal
found a great place to stay out of the
wind! He was perched here
for about an hour yesterday afternoon.

crocheted hat.

"Repent and be baptized, every one of you,
in the name of Jesus Christ
so that your sins may be forgiven.
And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The promise is for you and your children
and for all who are far off-
for all whom the Lord our God will call."
Acts 2:38-39

Thursday, January 19, 2012

a little bit of snow seems to bring
out all the little critters!

loomed hat.

From one man He made every nation,
that they should inhabit the whole earth
and He determined the times set for them
and the exact places where they should live.
Acts 17:26

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I looked out the window while I was fixing
lunch yesterday and saw this little fellow!

loomed hat.

He is not served by human hands,
as if He needed anything,
because He Himself gives all men life and breath
and everything else.
Acts 17:25

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

praying mantis cocoon
on a mallow stem.

praying mantis cocoon
clinging to the vine.

The God who made the whole world
and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth
and does not live in temples built by hands.
Acts 17: 24

Monday, January 16, 2012

The sparrows love to hang out
in the honeysuckle bush!

Current project:
finishing the counted cross stitch
squares on this baby afghan.

'For in Him we live and move
and have our being.'

Acts 17:28

Sunday, January 15, 2012

picking the seeds off the weeds!
(yay! that will be one less weed I have to pull
in the spring!)

loomed hat.

Praise be to the Lord,
to God our Savior,
who daily bears our burdens.

Ps. 68:19

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mrs. Cardinal
showed up for some lunch yesterday!

loomed hat.

"Now this is eternal life:
that they may know you,
the only true God,
and Jesus Christ,
whom You have sent."
John 17:3

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mr. Cardinal
just doesn't seem to mind the snow
and wind!

Child's knitted sweater.
Top-down raglan.
Lots of scraps of color!

He will be the sure foundation for your times,
a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.
Is. 33:6

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Brought this petunia in the house before the
first hard frost in the fall. It is getting
ready to bloom!

loomed hat.

For the Lord is our judge,
the Lord is our lawgiver,
the Lord is our king;
it is He who will save us.

Is. 33:22

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sometimes it seems as though we grow
'Sparrow Bushes' around here!!

My Christmas cactus is in full bloom
right now!
(Thank you, Doris!)

The fruit of righteousness will be peace;
the effect of righteousness will be quietness
and confidence forever.

Is. 32:17

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A beautiful new day is dawning!

A new recipe!
Sweet Potato Rolls.
Very simple, VERY good!
The only change I made was to use half whole
wheat flour and half white flour.

The day is Yours,
and Yours also the night;
You established the sun and the moon.
It was You who set all the boundaries of the earth;
You made both summer and winter.
Ps. 74:16-17

Monday, January 09, 2012

Woke up to a house filled with
beautiful moonlight this morning!

loomed hat.

"I have told you these things,
so that in Me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart!
I have over the world."
John 16:33

Sunday, January 08, 2012

I am LOVING all the clear blue sky
we've been having the last few days!

Basic child's top-down ralgan
knit sweater.
Filatura Lanarota
fashion tweed yarn.

This is what the Sovereign Lord,
the Holy One of Israel says,:
"In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength."
Is. 30:15

Saturday, January 07, 2012

I got to shoot some deer last evening!!

crocheted hat.
I love working with lots of color!

"You did not choose Me, but I chose you
to go and bear fruit-
fruit that will last.
Then the Father will give you whatever
you ask in My name. "
John 15:16