Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's fall...............

Time to change the clocks back to Standard time tonight.

Unless you live in the states that don't change. I think they are Indiana and Arizona.

So, tonight before you go to bed, turn all your clocks back one hour. Don't forget!

We switch back again to Daylight savings on March 14, 2010.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today, Lynn has chosen "change" for our topic.

Change is good but it can also be hard. When we go through a lot of changes at one time it can also be very stressful.

Losing friends is stressful, and a huge change in a person's life.

God also works on us through change. That's what I look forward to. Coming out the other side of change renewed, and well, changed! All the time God works on us we are changed and it is always for the good!!

Ephesians 6:10
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Memory Verse Week 43

Proverbs 23:15-16 (New Living Translation)

15 My child, if your heart is wise,
my own heart will rejoice!
16 Everything in me will celebrate
when you speak what is right.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Another hat

Bigger this time. I used a bigger hook and one more round of increases.

Red Heart yarn, same colors as the hat a couple of posts ago.

I am liking the head to display the hats too!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today Lynn has chosen "things that make you go Hmmmmm" for the topic.

There are many many things in this world that make me go hmmm:

Hummingbirds and how they fly--it is incredible.
The world in general.
God's grace and mercy for me, a sinner.
The little tiny bones in our ears.

Today I am thankful for:
*My husband
*my children
*sunny days when the sun is streaming into the house through the windows
*the beautiful color of the changing leaves--it's my favorite time of the year
*the smells of fall
James 1:5 (New Living Translation)

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (New Living Translation)

God Offers Comfort to All
3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.
4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

Jacob Wetterling

Jacob and his family have been on my mind this week. There was an article in our paper on Sunday, and I hadn't realized the exact date of his abduction until today.

Jacob was abducted one night in October twenty years ago, in rural Minnesota and has not been located. He was 11 and his brother was 10, his best friend was 11 as well.

This is such a sad case, as is every missing child case.

As a mother, I just cannot imagine what Patty has been through all these years. I wonder if I would have been as strong as she and her husband have been?? I doubt it.

I can't imagine what Jacob's brother and friend that were with him have gone through either. It has to be some type of hell twenty years later.

Here is Jacob's WIKI page.

And also Patty, his moms wiki page. She has been an advocate for missing children.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Memory Verse Week 42

Proverbs 22:17-18 (New American Standard Bible)

17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise,
And apply your mind to my knowledge;
18 For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you,
That they may be ready on your lips.

The bell..........

I had never heard the phrase "you can't unring the bell" until about a week ago when a friend and I were talking.

This means that once something has been done, you have to live with the consequences as it can't be undone.

She mentioned something she had done that she wished she could undo--hence the comment about the bell. We had a longish talk about the whole situation and what she could do now and in the future to prevent the feeling of wanting to unring the bell.

So I have been thinking about the things I have done in my life that I would like to "unring". There are many actually. From the past to the present. Things I wish that I could unring. From friends to family. Even strangers-- the door not held open, the parking space taken etc etc.

My friend is a good, sweet person. I've known her a long time. She has just made some errors in judgement in her life.

I don't know about you, but I know that she is not the only one. I have made errors in my life too. I think that everybody has lapses in judgement and would like to unring that darn bell!!

Do you have a story about unringing the bell??
Psalm 34:18 (New American Standard Bible)

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A hat

Made this hat for my boy yesterday. It's too small.

It's made with Red Heart Soft Navy and white.

Not enough increases and too small of a hook.

Trying again today.

First modeling job for the head though!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

October blanket

I finished this yesterday. It's a blanket for a family that just adopted a little boy and the room is a sports theme. Boston teams were mentioned so I thought Red and white would be good.

It's made with Homespun Candy Apple and Hepplewhite. I think it's pretty. The red is one of my favorite colors and the white is really white.

It measures 29 inches wide and 40 inches long.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today at Lynn's blog, she has chosen "Entitlements or Riches" for the topic.

People often think, without actually thinking, that they are entitled to something.
It's a prevalent thought in our society these days, and it is unmerited.

People need to realize that they need too work for what they want and need.

I see riches in my life on a daily basis. I just need to look out my window, or even look around in my house at my family. I am enriched by God daily.

Today I am thankful for:
* my sweet husband that works so hard
* my sweet son
* my sweet daughter
* my faith

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Father Damien

On Sunday, the Pope canonized Father Damien. I am happy to hear this. I think Father Damien was a man sent from God to help the lepers. He did wonderful work with the lepers of Hawaii.

If you don't know about Father Damien, I urge you to learn more about him. He worked closely with lepers in Molokai to give them a better quality of life. The lepers were ostracized.

Today, leprosy is known as Hansen's disease When I worked at the clinic we had a patient with Hansen's disease.

Read This and This too. They both have interesting info on Fr. Damien and the Canonization process.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

October blanket


I finished this prayer shawl last night. It is so pretty and fall like! I really like how it self stripes too.

It's made with Homespun Wildfire.

It is 23 inches wide and 72 inches long.

Memory Verse Week 41

Proverbs 21:30

No human wisdom or understanding or plan
can stand against the Lord.

Friday, October 09, 2009

My Garden

This is my garden today. Yesterday my husband and little guy cleaned it up and got rid of the stuff.

It turned out to be a not so bad year, given the tomato blight.

The husband made lots of salsa and I made some tomato sauce to freeze.

We even got some carrots toward the end!!

Can't wait til next year now!! I am going to plant a couple Zucchini plants!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today, Lynn at Spiritually unequal marriage has chosen "Count your Blessings" for the theme today.

I often think of how blessed my life is. It hasn't always been blessed so I am extremely thankful for what I have now. I do live a blessed life and I am blessed.
I attribute that all to God and how I live my life. I am thankful every day for what I have because I know what I have.

My list:
My husband
nieces and nephews
my house
my boy doing so well in school
having enough food
a reliable car
enough money
a good church
good books to read
my bible
my salvation
my flowers

The list could go on and on. There are so many things to be grateful for.

Psalm 34:7
7 The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

October blanket

I just finished this one last night.

It's for a woman having a little boy after having twins.

It's made of Homespun sky blue and it is 31 inches wide by 41 inches long.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Memory verse week 40

Proverbs 21:29 (New Living Translation)

29 The wicked bluff their way through,
but the virtuous think before they act.

Though no one can go back and make a new beginning - anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.|

-- Carl Brand

Saturday, October 03, 2009

I bought a head!!!

It's such an odd item. My husband thought I was nuts for buying it. But the cashier said they are popular. Some young boys bought some for target practice. Some cheerleaders bought a bunch of them for something they were going to do.

I simply bought one to model my hats instead of laying them on the floor!!

There is a store called Savers here, a second hand Goodwill type store and they had a whole bin of them, so I grabbed one.

I can't wait to use it!!

Friday, October 02, 2009

October blanket

It's good to be crocheting again!!!

This isn't really a blanket. But it is October!!

This is a prayer shawl, and it is folded for the picture.

I love this color, it's one of my favorites but of course it doesn't look so great in the picture I took. It's all in the lighting.

This is made with Red Heart Light and Lofty yarn and it is very similar to Homespun. I got this yarn from the church where the prayer shawl ministry is. Someone had started working with it and decided not to continue. It is difficult to work with if you haven't used this type of yarn before. It's much more bulky than normal yarn and generally you need to use a bigger hook, or needles if you are knitting with it. Lots of people on my crochet board do not like this type of yarn. I do like it. That's why I use it so much!

The color is Wine and this piece is 26 inches wide and 63 inches long. I could have made it narrower but it still works as a shawl!

Over the Top Blog Award

Thank you to Bethany at Raindrops and Rainbows for giving me this award. I "met" Bethany sometime ago and we have become friends. I love Bethany's blog--it inspires me daily and I am thankful to call her a friend.

Here are the rules:
You can use only one word!
Pass this along to 6 of your favorite bloggers!
Alert them that you have given them this award!
Have fun!

Here are my answers:

Where is your cell phone? Purse
Your hair? up
Your mother? retired
Your father? Business owner
Your favorite food? Pizza
Your dream last night? none
Your favorite drink? Tea
Your dream/goal? mommy
What room are you in? living
Your hobby? Crochet!!
Your fear? Spiders
Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
Where were you last night? home
Something that you aren't? worthy
Muffins? cinnamon
Wish list item? iPhone
Where did you grow up? MN
Last thing you did? Groceries
What are you wearing? pants
Your TV? New!
Your pets? Dogs
Friends? Few
Your life? Splendid
Your mood? Tired
Missing someone? Aunt
Vehicle? Green
Something you're not wearing? Perfume
Your favorite store? Michaels
Your favorite color? Purple
When was the last time you laughed? Today
Last time you cried? Yesterday
Your best friend? Husband
One place that I go to over and over? Michaels
One person who emails me regularly? Daughter
Favorite place to eat? Carbone’s

And now I get to pass this award to 6 of my favorite bloggers:

Raindrops and Rainbows

Mommy Writing

This Circle of Chaos

Confessions of a Pioneer Woman

Walk Slowly Live Wildly

From Under the Laundry Pile

I have other favorite blogs but these are just six of them.

Be blessed on this beautiful day and Thank you again Bethany!! :)

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today Lynn, who is our host for this month, has chosen Miscellaneous for the theme.

So, today, I am thankful for October! It's one of my favorite months of the year. I love the cool crispness of the sunny days, and the beautiful colors of the changing trees.

I am thankful for my family. Daily I am reminded how blessed I am to have the husband I have and the children I have. Some days are more challenging than others, but I wouldn't trade my life for anything. I see God's handiwork in many lives around me.

I am thankful my boy likes school and I pray it continues throughout all of his school years. I am thankful that he seems to adjust easily to most situations.

I am thankful to be able to be a stay at home mom. I have grown to love being home.

Psalm 119:133 (New King James Version)

133 Direct my steps by Your word,
And let no iniquity have dominion over me.

James 1:22 (New King James Version)

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (New King James Version)

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.