Sunday, March 31, 2013

"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

Friday, March 29, 2013

enjoying the honeysuckle

Fiber Content Update:
I have 3 sweaters that would be finished with
just a couple of hours of work,
This morning I just HAD to start another one!

"Lord, if You are willing,
You can make me clean."
Jesus reached out His hand and touched the man.
"I am willing," He said.
"Be clean!"
Immediately he was cured.
Matt. 8:2-3

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Red-bellied Woodpecker


My mom has quite a variety of birds at her place. 

Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
For in the same way you judge others,
you will be judged,
and with the measure you use,
it will be measure to you.
Matt. 7:1-2

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Look at the birds of the air;
they do not sow or reap 
or store away in barns,
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not much more
valuable than they?
Matt. 6:26

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

the crocus are kind of 
wilting under the snow.

Even Addy-the-ball is dreaming of 
sunnier days!

Let your light shine before men,
that they may see your good deeds
and praise you Father in heaven. 
Matt. 5:16

Monday, March 25, 2013

Someday we will see these again!
However, today what green was showing is 
now covered with white stuff!
The creativity of the season!

A man's pride brings him low,
but a man of lowly spirit
gains honor.
Prov. 29:23

Sunday, March 24, 2013

small child,
BIG train.

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

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Played around with a whole wheat bread recipe yesterday 
and came up with a new tasty treat! 
A generous, wonderful donation
of yarn and patterns!!
So much appreciated!

For you did  not receive a spirit 
that makes you a slave again to fear,
but you received the Spirit of sonship. 
Romans 8:15

Friday, March 22, 2013

Getting ready to plant.

Junk food. 

The Spirit helps us in our weakness.
We do not know what we ought to pray,
but the Spirit himself intercedes for us 
with groans that words can not express. 
And He who searches our hearts
 knows the mind of the Spirit, 
because the Spirit intercedes for the saints
 in accordance with God's will. 
Romans 8:26-27

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Blue Jay


Birds visiting our deck!

For sin shall not be your master,
because you are not under law,
but under grace.
Romans 6:14

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The avocado that I planted a year or so ago 
is still doing wonderfully! 
Lots of new growth! 

Crocheted diaper shirts 
for Baby David. 

The crucible for silver 
and the furnace for gold,
but the Lord tests the heart.
Prov. 17:3

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"That popcorn she put up there in that feeder
is pretty tasty. Hope the child comes and makes 
more for us!" 

Child's knit sweater. 
Basic T-top style.
Seersucker stitch pattern 
from 400 Knitting Stitches by Potter Craft
Reynolds Kids Play Time yarn

If any of you lacks wisdom, 
he should ask God,
who gives generously to all
without finding fault, 
and it will be given to him. 
James 1:5

Monday, March 18, 2013

Our weather:
heavy, dark clouds,
windy and cold. 

And the last of the crocheted sweaters
from Doris. 
This one was worked from the top-down.

Be joyful always;
Pray continually;
Give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you
in Christ Jesus.
1 Thes. 5:16-18

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A bright spot of color
in the house!

Another crocheted child's sweater
from Doris.
This one was worked with
some shell stitches in
a discounted yarn from Hobby Lobby. 

Therefore encourage one another
and build each other up. 
1 Thes. 5:11 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

With no sunshine,
these little fellows are having a tough
time opening up all the way. 

Another crocheted sweater. 
Again, stitched and constructed
in yet a different manner. 

...we must help the weak,
remembering the words 
the Lord Jesus Himself said:
It is more blessed to give
than to receive.
Acts 20:35

Friday, March 15, 2013

I'm thinking they are looking for a good
nesting place.
Another crocheted sweater by Doris. 
With this one, she made the body, then 
the sleeves, then joined for the yoke. 
Same end effect, different construction!

For since the creation of the world 
God's invisible qualities-
His eternal power and divine nature-
 have been clearly seen,
being understood from what has been made,
so that men are without excuse.
Romans 1:20

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Mourning Doves have been
very busy the last few days!
They know what to do this time of year!

Today, and for the next few days, I will be showing off
the work of my friend, Doris. She has been busy playing around
with different child's crochet sweater patterns. 
For this one, she found a knit pattern that she really liked, 
but didn't want to knit it. She studied the construction
of the garment, then changed it to crochet 
and came up with this absolutely adorable sweater. 

Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Matt. 5:8

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Last summer's Hollyhocks. 

A dear friend was playing around with her knitting machine,
making some samples, a gave me her test swatches!

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.
Matt. 5:9

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The robins are back!

Child's Sweater.
Lion Brand Homepsun Yarn
in Tudor and White colorways.
Size 2. 
The pattern is from the label.

'...what are you waiting for?
Get up, 
be baptized
and wash your sins away,
call on His name.'
Acts 22:16

Monday, March 11, 2013

And we are off to the park!

A day of warm temps and sunshine!

The path of the righteous is level;
O upright One, 
You make the way of the righteous smooth.
Is. 26:7

Sunday, March 10, 2013

found this beautiful feather
on the sidewalk. 

Top-down raglan sweater
The basic pattern is from here:
the Raised Cable pattern is from 
400 Knit Stitches book
the yarn is Vickie Howell for Caron
Stitch. Rock. Love. Sheep(ish)
in Taupe colorway.

O Lord, You are our Father.
We are the clay,
You are the potter;
we are all the work of Your hand.
Is. 64:8

Saturday, March 09, 2013

On the north side of the house,
the snow is still melting away. 

On the south side of the house,
the very first crocus bloomed! 

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit,
who is in you, whom you have received from God?
You are not your own;
you were bought at a price.
Therefore honor God with your body.
1 Cor. 6:19-20

Friday, March 08, 2013

Mrs. Cardinal 
stopped by yesterday for a quick visit

These are the 2 sweaters 
that currently have the most
of my attention. 

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

Thursday, March 07, 2013

It's great how a little bit of snow
brings Mr. Cardinal around!

Forgot to take a picture of the 
current sweater I am working on!

We have this treasure in jars of clay 
to show that this ALL-SURPASSING POWER
 is from GOD and not from us. 
2 Cor. 4:7

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Red-tailed Hawk
looking for some supper!

The child is feeling much better 
and is back to school today!

If anyone is in Christ, 
he is a new creation;
the old has gone, 
the new has come!
2 Cor. 5:17

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The fun of a paper towel tube!

crocheted hat.
(the last of the hats made last calendar year.)

Do not grieve,
is your strength.
Nehemiah 8:12

Monday, March 04, 2013

Sure sign that everyone has spring fever!
Need to get out just to blow some bubbles! 
crocheted hat. 

Cast all your anxiety on Him
because He cares for you. 
1 Peter 5:7