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.