Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This wood duck stopped by yesterday morning to 
check out the plastic goose we have stuck in the 
flower bed. He was not happy to see our resident
bunny out having breakfast!

Mr. and Mrs Goldfinch stopped by too.
Discussed the fact that we didn't have breakfast
set out for them, and left!

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Ps. 139:23-24

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Mallard
stopped by for a short visit!

The woodpecker is 
loving the new feeder!

It has been brought to my attention that I haven't posted
any fiber content recently! Sorry.
I have several active sweaters on my needles,
in different stages of being completed. 
I honestly thought I would have at least one of 
them finished by now! 
But life in general has gotten in the way! 
Nothing serious, just a busy time right now. 
I do however, make a point in knitting every
single day. Usually I can get one full hour in, but
at least one day last week, it was only 45 min! 
Hate when that happens! 

Neither he who plants 
nor he who waters
is anything,
but only God,
who makes things grow. 
1 Cor. 3:7

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wild flower

Took the child for a walk yesterday to the park
and came home with these!

For the message of the cross
 is foolishness to those who are perishing,
but to us who are being saved 
it is the power of God.
1 Cor. 1:18

Saturday, April 27, 2013

This Kingfisher decided to stop
by and snack on our goldfish!

Tree pollen (Cottonwood)
with a Blackbird!

He will keep you strong to the end,
so that you will be blameless
on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Cor. 1:8

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Trust in the Lord with all your heart
 and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make your paths straight.
Prov. 3:5-6

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The signs of spring are everywhere!

We have not received the spirit of the world
but the Spirit who is from God,
that we may understand what
God has freely given us.
1 Cor. 2:12

Monday, April 22, 2013

The season of 'yellow tattoos' 
has begun!


For the foolishness of God 
is wiser than man's wisdom,
and the weakness of God
is stronger than man's strength.
1 Cor. 1:25

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Yesterday was a great day to pick flowers
and make a beautiful arrangement for the
supper table. 

Then He said to them,
"Watch out!
Be on your guard against all kinds of greed;
a man's life does not consist 
in the abundance of his possessions."
Luke 12:15

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Garter Snakes 
are quite plentiful 
at this time of year!

For the kingdom of God 
is not a matter of eating and drinking,
but of righteousness, peace 
and joy in the Holy Spirit,
because anyone who serves Christ 
in this way is pleasing to God
 and approved by men. 
Romans 14:17-18

Friday, April 19, 2013

One of our resident bunnies! 

Daffs waving in the sunshine. 

Who are you to judge someone else's servant?
To his own master he stands or falls.
Romans 14:4

Thursday, April 18, 2013

"Look, Ma!, My wings are 

Accept him whose faith is weak,
without passing judgement 
on disputable matters.
Romans 14:1

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Early spring flowers. 

I finally just picked this sweater up and finished it off.
I've had on the needles for quite some time, with only
just a few inches to finish. But I kept putting it off. 
I love this yarn. I enjoy working with it. 
I think I just didn't want this sweater to be done!
But I did it. I finished it. 
Then I found some more of the same type of yarn,
in a different color, and immediately cast on
another sweater!!
The yarn is Filatura Lanarota 
Fashion Tweed. 

May the God of hope
 fill you with all joy and peace
as you trust in Him, 
so that you may overflow
with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 
Romans 15:13

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The maple trees are beginning to open!
Knit scarf for Jasmine.
"Elusive Butterfly"
from Hummingbird Cottage Designs.
Red Heart Boutique Midnight yarn 
in moonlight colorway. 

Each of us should please his neighbor for his good,
to build him up.
For even Christ did not please Himself.
Romans 15:3

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Buckeye Tree is 
ready to pop! 

Crocheted Child's T-top sweater. 
Worked with Red Heart TLC Amore

Let us fix our eye on Jesus,
the author and perfecter of our faith.
Heb. 12:2

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Tree of Life Afghan that I knitted for
my first grandson was revealed yesterday!
I used the Lion Brand Tree of Life Baby Throw pattern:
It is worked with Red Heart Super Saver yarn. 
I changed the middle section of the pattern.
I found a fish motif, then surrounded it with a Ripple Stitch Pattern. 
The fish is because he will be a fisherman. 
The Ripple pattern is because one of his favorite places to 
play will be the pond!
The green border is because the color of the year for 2013 is Emerald Green. 
And for the green grass that he will be running barefooted through each summer. 
The tulip border (which looks more like
falling leaves to me!) is worked in camouflage 
because he will be hunting with his dad each fall. 
And the white shell stitch across the top is for the 
white, puffy clouds that he will be laying 
under and dreaming.  

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.
Honor one another above yourselves. 
Romans 12:10

Saturday, April 13, 2013

As of yesterday, this is what is left of the
elementary school that I attended. 

Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought,
but rather think of yourself with sober judgement,
in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
Romans 12:3

Friday, April 12, 2013

Welcome the  newest
members of our family!
10 Red Production chickens!

Be joyful in hope,
patient in affliction,
faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12

Thursday, April 11, 2013

early spring tulips. 

We have different gifts, 
according the grace given us.
If a man's gift is prophesying,
 let him use it in proportion to his faith.
If it is serving, let him serve;
if it is teaching, let him teach,
if it is encouraging, let him encourage;
if it is contributing to the needs of others,
let him give generously;
if it is leadership, let him govern diligently;
if it is showing mercy,
let him do it cheerfully.
Romans 12:6-7

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The lilacs are showing!

Child's knit sweater
Top-down raglan
Worked with Patons SWS yarn
(70% wool, 30% soy) 
in Natural Russet colorway

Live in harmony with one another.
Do not be proud,
but be willing to do menial work.
Do not be conceited.
Romans 12:16

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Found a bunny nest in the mulch pile.
Counted 4 sets of baby body parts!
A very dear, dear friend 
cleared out her yarn stash.
I am the blessed recipient of 
some fabulous yarn! 

"Do not be afraid.
I am the First and the Last.
I am the Living One;
I was dead, and behold I am alive
for ever and ever!"
Rev. 1:17-18

Monday, April 08, 2013

A spot of early spring color!

Child's crocheted sweater. 
I am still playing around with 
this pattern!
I have another started!
I love having patterns that I can play with!

Freely you have received,
freely give. 
Matt. 10:8

Sunday, April 07, 2013

The Robin almost waited for me to walk 
away before coming in to find some lunch!

More spring flowers.

"The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven 
has been given to you, but not to them.
Whoever has will be given more,
and he will have an abundance.
Whoever does not have,
even what he has will be taken from him."
Matt. 13:11-12

Saturday, April 06, 2013

 Early spring flowers 
are popping open everywhere!

"I tell you that men will have to give account
 on the day of judgement
 for every careless word they have spoken.
For by your words you will be acquitted,
 and by your words you will be condemned.
Matt. 12:36-37

Friday, April 05, 2013

The Junco's 
are still here!

And one more child's crocheted sweater
created by Doris.
We are now calling this the
'Doris Sweater'! 
It is worked just like the one posted yesterday,
bottom-up, then the sleeves and body 
are added with the yoke. 

... in order that in the coming ages He might show the 
incomparable riches of His grace,
expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
Eph. 2:7

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Purple crocus.

A child's crocheted sweater
by Doris.
This is her own pattern.
It was worked bottom-up.
The body was worked,
then the sleeves,
then put together as she 
worked the yoke.

"I will save them-
not by bow, sword and battle,
or by horses and horsemen,
but by the Lord their God."
Hosea 1:17

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The bug stalking has begun!
A generous donation of yarn
from Doris!

He was delivered over to death for sins
and was raised to life for our justification.
Romans 4:25

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Making Monkey Bread
last night before bed.

Out of the oven and 
ready to eat for breakfast!

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-
His good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2