Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New year!!

Hard to believe another year has gone by.

It's been a pretty good year for me and my family.

I hope 2011 is a good year too.

No resolutions here, just some things I would like to accomplish.

I made it through the Christmas season without gaining weight, but that is something I need to work on this year.

I would also like to start running since I didn't accomplish that this year.

Reading more is always on the list.

Doing more for charity is high on my list too.

I hope you all have a wonderful 2011!!

God Bless you all. :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter solstice

Today is the first day of winter. You couldn't tell that from here.

We already have about 28 inches of snow, and that's all before winter started!!

HERE is the other post I made about the winter solstice.

I bought a new pair of boots a week or so ago and have worn them. They are very warm!! So glad I bought them.

I hope you all have a great winter!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thankful Thursday

It's been a busy week for us here. This coming week actually won't be quite as hectic.

I am done buying Christmas gifts, I need to bake and finish cards and finish wrapping. My hubby will help me with some of that.

Today my little guy placed second in his class for a spelling bee! I am so proud of him.

Today I am thankful for:
* friends closing on their house soon!
* my little guy likes to read and spell
* a good vehicle in the snow
* my hard working husband

Colossians 3:17
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the
Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Five years later.........

It's been FIVE years since I quit smoking!!!

I am so glad I quit!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Another Thursday and it's almost the end of the year. I can hardly believe it.

My little guy is feeling better but not 100%. And now I am not well. I am hoping to feel better soon.

Today I am thankful for:

* the sunny days even though it's cold
* my husband and children
* friendly faces
* a smile
Philippians 2:3
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in
lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Pearl Harbor

Today marks the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Here's a good article to read

Last week at the clinic I was at, I saw a car with PH survivor on the license plate. I have never seen that before!!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

A month of thanksgiving

I wrote something each day (almost) for something I was thankful for in the month of November.

Here's my list:

A month of Thanksgiving
I am thankful for:
1. BOGO's at the Grocery store
2. Being able and willing to vote.
3. my husband
4. my children washer and dryer
6. bright sunny days!
7. being able to publicly meet for church carrying a bible
8. my dogs
9. blue jeans & tennis shoes
10. books to read
11. the Veterans and the families of vets
13. My faith
14.My daughter and son car
16. my bible study group
17. the little things in my life
18. a great dentist
20. friends, old &new, real life and internet
21. chicken
22. coca-cola
23.a full pantry house and yard
27. turkey leftovers
28. Sunshine
29. hubby bringing the little guy to school
30. Warm winter jacket, gloves and headband.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Thankful Thursday

Today is Thanksgiving day and we celebrated with our moms.

This year I have been thinking a lot about the early settlers of our nation. I can't imagine the hardships they went through to get here and survive the first few years.

We have most everything in bounty. Not having to worry about food or shelter like the early settlers did.

I am thankful for them and for our nation.

I am also thankful for:
* my cousins
* my mom and her continued health
* my family
* being able to get together and share a bountiful meal
* God

I hope you have all enjoyed your day too!!
Colossians 3:17
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the
Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 47

Psalm 47:6--
Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

November Blankets

Getting caught up with a few crochet items.

This is a sweater I made. It's made with RedHeart yarn. It's about a child size 8.

This is a blanket I made for a friend, she is having a baby girl.

It's made with Lion Brand Homespun and the color is Cotton Candy.

It measures about 30 inches wide by 41 inches long.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:

* homemade applesauce
* a GOOD dentist!
* private schools
Matthew 5:44-45
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse
you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which
despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the
children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his
sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the
just and on the unjust.

Prayers and Promises week 46

Psalm 113:3

From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for the Veterans that have served our nation and for the men and women that continue to serve our nation and keep us safe.

"Some gave, Some gave all."

We have many veterans in each of our families. Our dads, brothers, uncles, aunts and cousins.

I am also thankful that I had the opportunity to serve and so did my husband.

I am thankful for sunny, warm fall days.

I am thankful for homemade applesauce--my newest obsession!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


72 years ago today.

What a very sad time in history.


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 45

Psalm 34:1
I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today, and for the month of November Laurie is hosting Thankful Thursday. Today she is posting about "Gratified or Grateful?". Go check out her blog!!

Today I am thankful for many things!!

* the right to vote
* my children
* my husband
* beautiful fall days!
* having enough
* kind strangers

I had a doctor appointment this morning that I had to fast for. Afterwards I stopped by McDonalds for a breakfast sandwich. I pulled up to the window to pay and was surprised that the person ahead of me had paid for my order!!! So I paid for the person behind me! It was such a nice surprise and it felt good to pay for the person after me!

1 Peter 5:8-9
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a
roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom
resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are
accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Get out and vote.....

Didja vote today??

I did. I vote whenever there is an election. It is my right and duty as an American Citizen.

It didn't used to be like this for women. Women were not able to vote until 1920.

I am glad to be able to vote.

Here are my previous posts about women's suffrage:


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 44

The theme for November is "praise". I am excited to see the verses that are chosen!!

Psalm 9:1--
I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Another Thursday. That means another week has gone by.

Today I am thankful for:
* Books and being able to read. I love to read
* warm blankets on a chilly night
* my children
* prayers
* a full pantry and a husband that makes yummy chili!!
* friends

Winter will be here soon. We've already had some snow in parts of the state. Luckily it's been sunny today so the cold isn't quite so brutal.
Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the
knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 43

Psalm 103:2-3
Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits--
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


I was tagged by Bethany to answer these questions. Then I need to think of seven more questions and tag seven people!! This should be fun!

1. Do you exercise regularly? If so what kind of exercise do you do?

I try to, but am not very good at it. I like walking but would love to be able to run!

2. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?

That's a tough one. I really like Wendy's.

3. Do you use plastic, paper, or reusable/recyclable bags?

I use cloth bags that I love!

4. What is the best book you've ever read?

Well, the Bible is pretty interesting, but I love to read Gone With the Wind.

5. What is your favorite drink?

I like tea. Hot or cold with no sugar.

6. What's a website you go to every day?

I visit Cute Overload every day because it makes me laugh.

7. Do you have a favorite charity? What is it and why do you support them?

Hope for the children is a charity we support, we support two orphans in Kenya through them. I also crochet and give to several charities that way. I make shawls, scarves, baby blankets and afghans.

Now for my seven questions:
1. If you could meet anyone in the world, living or dead, who would it be? (I know, lame question. LOL)
2. What profession have you always wanted to do, but haven't for one reason or another?
3. What is your one regret in life?
4. Where in the world would you travel if you could go anywhere?
5. Do you like drive- in movies?
6. What is your favorite snack?
7. What was your favorite game or toy growing up?

I will tag:
Pastor Ryan

Thursday, October 21, 2010

October blankets

This is a sweater I made with the remaining baby green then I used Red Heart Aran.

It's really about a size 6 or 7 but my little guy squeezed into it.

Certain family members thought the proportions of the sweater looked odd. You can always turn up the cuffs if they are too long but you can't make short cuffs longer.

It's the first sweater I have made in a while so it was a little wacky looking, but it still works!!

October blankets

This is a baby blanket I made for a friend to give to her friend.

It's made with Lion Brand Pound of Love baby yarn in that baby green color.

October blankets

This is a rectangular prayer shawl I made. Nobody from church wanted to use this yarn. And someone had started working with this yarn. Must have decided they didn't like it, so I finally chose it. It took a while to actually bring the yarn home and everytime I looked in the cupboard at church it was still there.

It's made with Lion Brand Polarspun in Tutti Fruity.

October blankets

This is a cotton shawl I made. I think I used Patons cotton yarn. It's really pretty and a bit heavier than my usual acrylic shawls.

Thankful Thursday

I have been neglecting posting about Thankful Thursdays. I am always thankful even though I don't post.

Today I am thankful for:
* an understanding and generous husband
* the first family wedding in 14 years
* my daughter coming for a visit
* the little guy that loves math!!
* our continued good health
* beautiful cool, fall sunny days
For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for
well doing, than for evil doing.

1 Peter 3:17, King James Version

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I haven't been here much...

I haven't been posting much at all here lately.

It seems we were busy getting back in to the swing of school, AWANA, and this year the little guy started Boy Scouts! It seems as though my little guy is somewhat of a mathalete. He loves math and can do some math that is beyond his grade level. I am glad about that since I sometimes have struggled with math. His dad on the other hand does NOT struggle with math!! He is after all an Electrical Engineer!

I also started my Tuesday Bible study again a few weeks ago. We are reading a book by Shaunti Feldhahn called "For Women Only." So far it has been a great book that sort of fits in with the bible study we did last year!!

We had a family wedding this last weekend. My niece got married. She is the oldest and first niece/nephew to get married.

My daughter was home for nine days for the wedding and to visit. We had a great visit too!

I have also continued to crochet all this time and have several shawls, blankets and a sweater to post. I will do that in the next few days.

I haven't kept up with Thankful Thursdays. That doesn't mean I am not thankful because I am!! I need to start doing that this week too.

We have also been doing stuff outside to prepare for winter. We actually cleaned out two sheds and our garage!!

We had some success with curbside recycling again. A golf bag, a tire, vacuum cleaner and some other miscellaneous stuff. I love curbside recycling!!

We have had a beautiful fall so far. But I have been in somewhat of a funk with my blogging. I'll get better about it in the coming days.

Thanks for stopping by!! Leave a comment so I know you were here!

Prayers and Promises week 42

Colossians 3:13

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 41

Psalm 79:9
Help us, O God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name's sake.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 40

Wow, week 40 already! Hard to believe.

This months theme will be "forgiveness"

Matthew 6:6
Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 39

Psalm 24:9-10
9 Lift up your heads, O you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty--he is the King of glory. Selah.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Today is my 16th!!!! wedding anniversary.

I can hardly believe I have been married 16 years!

I am so thankful for my husband.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today has been a rainy dreary day. Our electricity went out for a short time.

It's been a cool week. I think fall is on it's way.

Today I am thankful for:
* my kids
* my husband
* electricity
* private school
* long lost friends!
Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that
which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace
unto the hearers.

Autumnal Equinox

Autumn started yesterday. I love this time of year

HERE is my previous post with some info.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 38

Ephesians 3:20-21:
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 37

Psalm 96:3--
Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples.

Friday, September 10, 2010

September afghans

This is an afghan I just finished for my niece. She is getting married and I made her this afghan and another one I posted earlier. She told my daughter that she wished she had chosen another color so I made her another afghan.

This one is made with Lion Brand Homespun. The color is Montana Sky and my daughter picked it out.

It measures 40 inches wide and 64 inches long.

I hope she likes it!!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Faith Hope Charity

I went to the Restoring Honor Rally in Washington DC on August 28. It was quite remarkable to be there.

This picture is of my cousins and me at the Mall. I am the second one from the front in the red t shirt. The rest are my cousins and friends. There were seven of us all together.

We left the house about 6:30 am and got to the Mall about 8:30 am. I am thankful that my cousin had the foresight to purchase Metro passes ahead of time for all of us. That was the deal breaker for attending the Rally since some of the people waiting at the Metro station for tickets didn't actually make it to the Rally.

We all stood in the sun for about 8 hrs that day. It was well worth it and I would do it again.

Some of the highlights were Sarah Palin speaking, the men being honored by Glenn and Alveda King speaking and the singing of Amazing Grace with the bagpipes.

What stands out most to me was the togetherness and oneness of the crowd. I actually didn't see any bigots or racists there and I can't believe people call conservatives those vile names.

The whole rally was about restoring honor to America. Because over the years we have lost our honor.

It was also about Faith. Your faith and my faith. Turning back to God. Because that really is the answer. God is the answer and I have seen it several times in my very own life. GOD is the only answer.

This is a picture of the Mall. But it's not a full picture of all the people there. There were people all the way back to the Washington Monument. What else that the TV cameras didn't see was all the people under the trees and all the people sitting on blankets and chairs!!! I was there and I know there were at least a quarter of a million people there. At least. Rumor has it that a park police estimated the crowd at 1.6 million.

Looking at this picure, we were about halfway down the reflecting pool on the right side. We were standing right in front of a speaker tower, so we had no crowd to our backs, we were able to sit on the fence.

It was an incredible experience.

Romans 8:28 (New Living Translation)

28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

September afghans

Finally finished my last Prayer Shawl. It seemed as though it took me a long time to finish this one. I had an almost week long break there.

It is made with Lion Brand Homespun and the color is Pesto. I think it's a pretty shawl, but I like them all!!

Prayers and Promises week 36

Romans 8:17
Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today Iris is hosting TT. She is posting about Gods protection this week. Go read her post, it is excellent.

This past weekend I took a trip and prayed for Gods guidance and protection. I took a trip to Washington DC, but I will post more about that later.

I am thankful this week for:
* Gods protection and guidance
* my cousins
* my family!
* beautiful weather
* a chance to share my faith
* learning new things
Ephesians 6:13
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to

John 6:29
Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that
ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 35

This week's verse is
I Peter 1:6-7
6 So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.
7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.

Monday, August 30, 2010

August Blankets

This is another triangular shawl.

It is made with Lion Brand Homespun in Painted Desert. It is so pretty!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

August Blankets

This is a triangular Prayer Shawl.

It is made with Lion Brand Homespun in Ocean. It's so pretty with the blues and greens of the ocean.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today Laurie is hosting.

We have had some beautiful weather here the last 3 days. No air conditioning required and I have had the windows open. It's very refreshing.

Today I am thankful for good weather.

The State Fair!!

New backpacks

My sweet boy

My grown up daughter

My loving husband

And fresh tomatoes. YUM.

Matthew 5:39 (New Living Translation)
39 But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also.

Romans 12:4-5 (New Living Translation)
4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function,
5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.

Prayer Shawl

Another Prayer Shawl.

This is a rectangular one. It is made with Lion Brand Homespun. The color is Coral Reef.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 34

Hebrews 11:24
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promises is faithful.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today Laurie is hosting Thankful Thursday.

She is talking about the start of school and her daughter having Christian friends and teachers. How it makes a huge difference in her daughters life.

I understand what she is talking about. I am thankful that my boy can go to a private Christian school.

I am also thankful for my morning glories this year. They are gorgeous and I think my favorite flower. I have purple and beautiful pink ones this year.

I am thankful for swimming lessons this year. My little guy has come so far and I am glad he is learning to swim.

I am thankful for my christian friends, and my non christian friends. I pray for them often.

I am thankful for little boys who lose teeth!! My little guy is gappy with is lost teeth.

I am thankful for cool weather, it's been so hot and humid here recently.

I am thankful for my husband. He is such a hard worker.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. School will be starting soon and I am excited for my guy to start first grade!!

2 Peter 3:8
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is
with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one

Proverbs 10:30
The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not
inhabit the earth.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 33

Psalm 33:17-18
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August Blankets

This is a triangle Prayer shawl.

I made it for a very good friend of mine.

It is made with Lion Brand Homespun yarn in Herb Garden. It really is a beautiful color, full of different shades of green, brown and a tiny bit of yellowish mixed in.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 32

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to give you hope and a future

Friday, August 06, 2010

August Blankets

This is a triangle Prayer Shawl. My little guy is modeling it for me.

It's made with Lion Brand Homespun in Pearls.

This is a rectangle Prayer Shawl I made with Lion Brand Quartz. I love how this yarn self stripes!!

This is a rectangle Prayer Shawl I made. It's folded up here but you can see how it self stripes.

It is made with Lion Brand Homespun in Ambrosia

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Another Thursday, which means it's Thankful Thursday. This month we are meeting at
Laurie's, please join us.

This is the dog days of summer and it sure has felt like it the past week or so. We have had high dewpoints along with high temps. It makes a person feel like not doing much.

I am thankful for the window air conditioners we have!!

Our veggie garden took a hit with some storms we had and some of our tomato plants are not doing well. I am disappointed because I love fresh tomatoes.

The Zucchini is doing well and so far I have frozen about 5 cups of shredded Zucchini for the winter. We will be having more zucchini so I will be freezing more.

August is turning out to be a moderately busy month. One more game of T ball for the little guy and he will be done. The state fair will start later this month and that is something we always enjoy. There is also a county fair that the little guy likes to go to! I am taking a short trip at the end of the month. I am excited and may post more about that later! There's more, but I can't think of it all right now.

I am thankful to be done with back to school shopping. That includes clothes and school supplies. We purchased shoes yesterday and all that is left is winter jacket and snow pants!!

I am thankful that my husband heart test all came back with nothing to worry about! It was a relief to go to his doctor appt with him.

I am thankful that I have my little guy to give me hugs and kisses because I know it won't be long before he won't be doing that stuff anymore!!

I hope you all have a good week this coming week.
Matthew 5:14-16 (New Living Translation)

14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.
15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.
16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Philippians 1:21
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 31

Isaiah 40:30-31

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today Lynn is hosting Thankful Thursday!

It has been a fun week this week. Plus our garden is starting to produce eatable food! We have another zucchini, and some Roma and cherry tomatoes. They all taste so fresh and so different than store bought.

Today I am thankful for:
* my family and our good health
* my little boy who loves big sister
* my daughter
* for the Mall of America. I am not a shopper but had fun there on Tuesday
* my lovely garden, I can't wait for the bigger tomatoes!

2 Corinthians 5:17, King James Version
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Philippians 1:21, King James Version
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July Blankets

This is a rectangle shaped Prayer shawl that is folded up.

It is made with Homespun Parfait. I love how it self stripes. I think it's a beautiful shawl!

This is a Triangle shaped Prayer Shawl. It is made with Homespun Mixed Berries.

This is a new yarn from Homespun and I think it is beautiful.

Prayers and Promises week 30

Ephesians 3:20
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thankful Thursday

This week Lynn is hosting Thankful Thursday.

I have much to be thankful for these past two weeks.

I didn't make a TT post last week. I am not sure why I didn't do it.

I am thankful for my families health, I know I post that almost every week but it is true. My husband had a health scare last week that was frightening. He is going in for more testing but so far everything looks good!

My little guy is really not much of a swimmer. He cannot float and he needs to be able to float to pass the current level of lessons. So, he will be repeating this level again this summer. If he doesn't pass, I know a woman that teaches privately and he will do that. He needs to learn to swim.

I am also thankful for air conditioning this summer! We actually didn't have air for many years and I wonder now how we did that!

I am thankful for my garden!! We got a HUGE Zucchini about two weeks ago and I was able to make SIX loaves of bread with it. My boy loves Zucchini bread.

We also are starting to get tomatoes now. For some reason we have a cherry tomato plant and I don't like cherry tomatoes. But I ate one and it was delicious. I can't wait til we get the bigger tomatoes!

My mom remains healthy even though she had a bad case of gout. It's better now but it was painful.

I am blessed!!

Hebrews 13:6
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not
fear what man shall do unto me.

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the
power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew
first, and also to the Greek.

Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Monday, July 19, 2010

July Blankets

I made this afghan for my niece who is getting married in October.

I asked her what color she would like and this is the color she chose.

This afghan is made with two strands of Red Heart Aran.

It measures 57 inches wide and 72 inches long.

I hope she likes it!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 29

Romans 1:20 (New Living Translation)

20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 28

2 Corinthians 4:7--
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Lynn is our host for the month of July. Today she has a post about friendship.

It's been so hot and humid here this past week. We went to a new waterpark pool in our area and it was a great pool. I didn't go in the water, and kept in the shade the whole time and still got burned!! So did both my guys!

The veggie garden is doing well and I was able to share some of my lettuce with the neighbor--he enjoyed it!! And we got our first zucchini today--it is HUGE. I will make zucchini bread tomorrow, the little guy loves it!

Today I am thankful for:
* my family
* fresh garden veggies
* my garden
* the flowers in our yard--there is such a beautiful scent outside!
* the hummingbirds and all the other birds and wildlife in our yard
* my husband--because he puts up with me!!
* my little guy--he brings me such joy

Proverbs 14:34
Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any

Monday, July 05, 2010

June Blankets

These are five baby blankets made for pre term infants that have died.

They measure 16 inches by 16 inches.

Some of the blankets are made with Lion brand Homespun and the others are made with baby yarn.

The yellow and mint green blankets are made with the baby yarn along with a strand of white.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Independence day!!

I chose this flag because it is closest to the flag that was around in 1814 when the Star Spangled Banner was written. The war of 1812, between the British and American troops is well worth a good read.

In the past year or so I have been studying the history--the real history of our United States and my eyes have been opened to what our founding fathers were, and how this nation was formed.

It is fascinating to say the least.

I am posting the all the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner today. We mostly always just sing the first verse, but take a careful look at the rest of the verses.

The Star Spangled Banner
By Francis Scott Key 1814

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Prayers and Promises week 27

Bethany has chosen "power" for the theme this month!

Ephesians 1:18-19 (New Living Translation)

18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.[a]

19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Thankful Thursday

This month we are meeting at Lynn's blog. She has a wonderful post today.

It's been a beautiful week weather wise here. My little guy has started T ball now and has had his first game. Later today he will have completed his first two weeks of swim lessons this summer, he sure loves the water!

Today is my moms 82nd birthday!! I will be seeing her tomorrow. Unfortunately she has gout. She just found out today. I will still be bringing her to lunch.

Today I am thankful for:
*my dog feeling better
*my family
*moms birthday!
*a beautiful summer
*veggies growing in the garden
*the beautiful flowers growing, it smells so good outside!

Psalm 147:3
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

I Peter 1:24
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the
flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof
falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 26

Psalm 56:3-
When I am afraid, I will trust in you.

Monday, June 21, 2010

June Blankets

This is the latest batch of NICU blankets.

They are made with lots of different yarns. A lot of them I picked up on sale and a lot of them are just scrap blankets.

I am done with NICU blankets for a while now. On to a big project for my niece.

Summer solstice

Today marks the summer solstice.

That means it's the longest day of the year, and after today, the days start to get shorter!!

The little guy started swim lessons today. He has them for 2 weeks, and he is signed up for two more sessions.

T ball started last week, so he will have practices on Tuesdays, and games on Saturday throughout the summer.

He loves both of these activities.

The little guy is also excited to get his very own library card!!

I hope you all have a wonderful summer

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Happy Father's day to my Husband. He worked today but we still had time to celebrate fathers day.

The little guy made him an "alien puppet" craft and we got him some special gifts.

We plan on going out to eat on Tuesday.

Thank you dear husband for every thing you are and do. You are a great daddy!!

Prayers and Promises week 25

Romans 15:13--

"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 Holy Spirit."

I need to pray for God to fill me with joy and peace!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thankful Thursday

This is the Saturday edition of TT since I didn't post on Thursday. I see I didn't post until Saturday last week too, but that was because I didn't have a computer!

Iris has posted about music this week. Go check out her post!!

I love praise and worship music even though I can't sing. A lot of times I find a new song or even an old favorite and listen to it often. When I haven't heard a song for a while, it's like it is brand new!!

I also like Rock and Roll music and listen to that too.

This week I am thankful for:
* the sun after so much rain
* my garden growing!! Can't wait for fresh tomatoes
* my children
* swim lessons
* t ball, it's so fun to watch the little ones play!
* my husband!

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon
the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Exodus 20:12, King James Version

My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my
commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace,
shall they add to thee.

Proverbs 3:1-2, King James Version

Monday, June 14, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 24

Psalm 91:2--
"I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thankful Thursday

This is the Saturday version of TT since I had no computer!

Iris at Grace Alone has a wonderful post for Thankful Thursday--go check it out!!

Today I am thankful for:
* a new computer
* a husband that knows about new computers
* my little guy who is now a first grader!
* beautiful days
* new and old friends

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the
heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
-- Psalm 46:10

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Prayers and Promises week 23

Psalm 20:7 (New King James Version)

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

June Blankets

These are six more blankets made for the NICU.

I like making these little ones because they go quickly. And it gets rid of a lot of my leftover yarn!!

The pink ones were made with Joann's Boucle, which is not a favorite to work with but I added white and it was easier.

That is a navy blue mixed with white and a light blue mixed with white.