Friday, March 21, 2008

A story to ponder and FO pictures

One day, last week while driving to the Bible conference we saw a new, shiny SUV with a metal fish-thing on the back gate. It looked different than all the 'regular' fish-things (what are those called?!) When DH drove close enough that we could 'read' it, we realized we had never seen this one before. It said 'sushi' in the middle of the fish.

First I thought: cute and clever, but, I was beginning to get offended at the how-dare-they! misappropriation. Before I could turn to DH and share my indignation with him, it was all too clear to me. "That is a picture of the church in general, today" I said. He was on the same page with me, as I explained and he nodded. The church in America, is dead. Not dead enough to stink, but not alive at all! Just like sushi.

Yesterday I was sharing this story with #2. He said that when I post the story in my blog I should clarify that the reader should understand that the church is "Mostly dead" (with a Billy Cristal--Princess Bride, tone of voice. If you saw the movie you will understand.) This is an observation in my own personal opinion. No one has to agree with me.

On to something different:

Had bugs in the cupboard! Had to take everything out and throw out antique food, you know, the kind that's been there a long, long time. Had to clean everything, wipe down the entire insides of the cupboards and replace the current foods and assorted containers and dishes.

This picture was taken right before we were finished. Everything smells like Murphy's Oil Soap.

This is a pair of leggings finally finished after 3 years! Made them of Maratona Merino wool. What a wonderfull wool. So nice in my hand, and although it's a 5 ply, it did not split. It 'fulls' very spongy and cozy. I made the pattern as I went along. They are positive/negative of each other and very, very warm.
#1's hat, just in time for Spring! Where they live it is cold for quite a while yet. She'll be able to get good use this 'winter' still. My own design. Picked up stitches for the ear flaps and I-cord for ties instead of binding off at the ear flaps. The fringe on top had authentic hand-woven rung knots. I used Dale of Norway and am not at all happy with that yarn. It splits a lot and I had to continually untwist. It's the baby yarn, merino and machine washable. Not using it again.
Practicing a new handquilting method for #5 & Mrs. #5's quilt. I'm not too happy with this method. It is slower than my regular method. I will do my regular method to finish the quilt. It is about 70% done. (shh! don't tell them)
And finally, this is 'my' winter cardinal. Hope he and Mrs. cardinal don't go too far for the summer. They come several times a day to the feeders. By the way, there were 4 snow birds yesterday and today, at the feeders. Supposed to have snow this Sunday.
We are having #2 and #5 and their families for dinner, they bring some, we bring some. So much fun and variety--and not so much cooking. I'll have to go and set the table.

I'll leave you with this,

"He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich." Pro 21:17

In His hands, ^__^


SchnauzerMom said...

Unfortunately I have to agree with you about the Church. It's getting more and more difficult to tell a difference between Christians and the world. We have fallen down on the job, so to speak.

Daisy said...

That hat is so adorable! Sorry about the bugs in the cupboard ... I hope you were able to get them all and that they will leave you alone. At least you got your cupboards all nice and fresh and clean now for spring!

I gotta clean my fridge again soon and my stove top grates too. Will do it when I'm feeling better and have the time, maybe next week.