Thursday, January 24, 2008

The hawk posed on the branch and other pictures

Good morning. We have a neighbourhood pair of red tail hawks, they are beautiful. Yesterday morning he was after something--could not see--but he rested on the pussy willow tree in our back yard.

Here is a second picture, something got his attention right behind him.

Then he flew away. Wow. I got several pictures but these were the best.

Ironing basket I always mention, just wanted you to see it--for those who have never seen it.I measured--15"--but as I started to click the photo it all began to fall. I did not want to take another picture after I picked it all up, so you get the blurry one.

Next I worked on #5's quilt--don't even ask how long I've been working on it--and made some progress. 16 more blocks and I'll be finished piecing. Then I'll have to do some 'lap quilting' a'la Georgia Bonesteel to add it to the major part that is already done.

While I was ironing I blocked #1's hat, which is not finished. You'll see it again when it is. I thought you would like to see the progress.
I actually thought that I would not have anything to show you so I (well, DH) took a couple of pictures of my mugs. I really like mugs, but the kind that the bottom is, at least as wide as the top. I do not like those mugs that are narrower at the bottom. I tend to carry my coffee around, especially to my 'workshop' (say it with a British accent like Cadfael) so, I prefer to have a substantial base to prevent toppling--HEY, that has a spiritual application...ok, back to the mugs: my newest mug is the Alpine goat, right next to the Canada mug--in honour of Daisy and Amanda (see their blogs on the side bar) I really love the colours of their coat of arms.

Speaking of my Alpine goat mug: this morning I went to start the car to let it warm a was 0 degrees with a wind chill of -20; when I turned the key, it was like turning the key on a door...nothing! Dead, dead, dead battery. Had to call my goater and let her know I was not coming today. (sighing in resignation...)

Ok, shhhh...back to the mugs. I have quite a collection, and actually use them all [except for two with a cracked handle] I will show you more another time.

This is my breakfast favourite, it holds 20oz and I drink about two in the course of the morning.

Now [drum roll] my Bible, my beloved Bible, and beloved because it is so old, and it is coming apart.
Somebody said it was because I stuff my note papers all over, and especially in the back. I don't think so. Someone else said it was because I was too rough with it...????....what?! am I 2 years old?

Here you can see how it's come apart from its binding. Notice I have taken out 90% of the bookmarks and note papers so you could see. But, alas, it does not look as pitiful as it does in person.

Then, a very wise person said: "A Bible that is falling apart belongs to someone who isn't." I like this option the best. I, by the grace of God, hold up pretty well. (Lord, please don't test me on this, remember I am but dust.)

Totally different subject:
I would like to show you this, my new robot. DH went to Harbor Fright the other day, and got me this.

No, he did not come with a dollar bill. He/it is a magnifying lens with alligator clamps on a stand, so I can use it to glue things or work on things that are small enough and require magnification, i.e., repairing a bracelet.

When he put it down on the table I was playing with it, and moving all its parts. DH said it almost looked like a robotic figure. So I maneuvered 'him' until he looked like he could be reading something; hence, the dollar bill in his 'hands' It has become a conversation piece, but I have used it for its intended purpose a couple of times.

I have been doing a Bible study that makes me dig waaaaay deep into the Scriptures--it is a word study, which is my favourite way to study the Bible. Then we watched a video of Yacov Rambsel , where he shows how Jesus is in all the 'old testament' scriptures in Hebrew. He uses several forms of study, but this video concentrated on his ELS (equidistant letter sequence) He has written several books on the subject.

I would not tell you what to read or watch; however, the Lord did not say in vain: "And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given." Mark 4:24 (emphasis mine)

The Bible studies you do should not deceive you, should not lie to you, should not encourage you to do anything against the word of God. The Bible studies you do should always square with the Bible, and point you to God. In essence, if your Bible study is leading you away from God, from His word, His Son, and His will, that Bible study is fleshly, you should leave it.

I'll leave you with this:

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears" 2Ti 4:3

In His hands, ^__^


SchnauzerMom said...

Great photos! I love seeing wild animals in the yard.

In my house DH does the ironing, because all the clothes that need to be ironed are his. I wear knit stuff that doesn't wrinkle.

I love old Bibles, all the good stuff is already marked. It's hard to find things in a new Bible. In the old one I can just about open it up to the right passage without trying.

Love the cute magnifying glass!

BellaMama said...

I think you should make a cover/dress for your robot.
I'm gonna copy your child's hat that's cream color. The 2 baby girls wear it all the time & I think my #4 would be delighted with a purple one!
It's -8F here now with windchills of -24F and actual low of -14F. Amazingly, it's a warm 64F in the house. I made bread the other day, pumpkin bread, cassarole-like lasagna and cookies today. I'm going a-knitting next, since I have leftovers for tomorrow! Yeah!
Have a good & you KNOW I will be updating my blog...just before baby! LOL
Blessings, Mrs.C.

Daisy said...

So much to comment on! Your ds's quilt is going to be a beauty! I wonder if you can get your Bible re-bound somewhere.
Happy ironing ... heehee!