Monday, December 21, 2009

Threading the linker part 2...Steven Speilberg we are NOT!

Second attempt
No laughing...well, quietly...I'll get it, I'll get it...I mean the threading, not the filming.

Place the work on the needles, wrong sides facing each other.

I use these dental loops. they work great for threading the linker and the serger!

Press the foot pedal and link away.

There you go...cut off at the end, but getting better...with practice.

I'll leave you with this:

"Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days" Col 2:16

In His hands, ^__^

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Threading the Erika linker--for Katy

Here is the first one. The other one may (?) be better, I'll post it tomorrow?

Also: got the first video at the bottom of the previous post...!

I'll leave you with this:

"The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them." Pro 20:12

In His hands, ^__^

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Hey, girly girls! are some pictures of what I've been doing.

I've permitted myself to start this moebius, it is so fun to knit. I use the Cat Bordhi mobius cast on. When I get tired of doing regular knit, I start a row knitting backwards, in continental style, which gives me purl rows. I usually do 3 or 4 rows of each. It goes fast--relatively--and it is good brainless work.
The other day, it was cold--but not as cold as the following days of 5F--so I made me a cup of tea in one of my favourite mugs.

It looked like this outside, which was very inspiring for making bread.

Then, I milled some of THE BEST WHEAT IN THE WHOLE REALM, and made bread.

See, it was cold but not so much.

While the bread was rising and, later, baking I lounged in the living room which was flooded with sunshine...I love that room in the morning. Since I'm a Mom I can multitask...while I knitted I watched some youtubes of knitting, but mostly Bible that too.

This is the scarf--in progress, and almost done--for 2a. Sorry I did not take a picture of it blocked. It came out so lovely. This scarf was a 'practice block' for an afghan. I'll show you later. [I'm considering buying pink yarn by the truckload, seriously, EVERYBODY--actually the girls--wants everything pink.] {the guys want blue and/or black--or should I say black-and-blue, which, more readily match their bruises...boys!}

I am happy to announce that I "tried" making a video of the moebius, and I've to place it in the blog?????? as soon as I figure it, you'll see it.
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Persistence, or rather "Extreme point-and-click" and VOILA!

You will see my first--and maybe only--video. It took an hour to upload a 3 and a half minute video. There must be something else I need to know.
Boy-oh-boy, it sounds like I'm breathing in a respirator. I'll have to figure how to hold the camera and not breathe, or something. [hopefully you won't notice so much]
I'll leave you with this:

"Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation." II Pe 3:3-4

In His hands, ^__^

Friday, December 11, 2009

Where is she?

Do any of you what has happenned with "A girl and her mut"
I've been going to see her, but all I get is a blank's been a few weeks.

I wondered if she posted something about it when I wans't on line. If any of you know, could you share??????

I really like her blog. Some of her knitting being "modeled" by her dog. Really cute.

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C'ya soon with wind...sleet...the usual for late Autumn. Dodged the BIG storm. I'm thinking...some of our people may be digging a tunnel to get out of their upper deck...

I'll leave you with this:

"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 stand." Eph 6:13

In His hands, ^__^

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I might be getting the "IN MOTHBALLS" award

It's been almost two months since I've posted.

Soooooo soooorrrryyyyy!!!!!!

I have no excuse, I have neglected all of you--but not in my heart. Of course, I've written dozens of posts IN MY HEAD all this time...ok, enough of that.

I've been sewing.

And have finished the mile-a-minute's been so fun to make it.

Made new pockets for DH's favorite slacks...

Made a make-up bag for Mrs. #5...she liked it.

Found an old gold color doily at a Garage Sale, it needs a little repair...I will get to it...eventually.

Made some lot!

Ate some Russian Chocolates...yummmmmm!!!!!
Had pictures of that (na, na)

Got my new Spin-Off...hugging it. The yarns on the cover were the exact color of the turtle neck shirt I was cannot reproduce the knit cotton and the printed page, as the eye can see it...humor me, and pretend you can really see it as I did.

Lastly...I had to share this sunet with was breathtaking to see. The clouds were moving so fast I could only take two picures before the colors were not so glorious...enjoy.

I'll leave you with this:

"The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute." Pro 12:24

In His hands, ^__^

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Almost forgot...

I (sort of) complained about being stresssssed...well I forgot the most stressing thing of all...helping my goater friend dehorn a new batch of babies--no pictures. It takes her 10 seconds per horn, and the kid doe or kid buck do not experience discomfort by that...but they sure don't like to be held tightly. Although she had a box made for that specific procedure, I had to hold their heads (one-at-a-time) from the up and down, and, side to side jerky motions.

One Momma

Since it was the first time I helped, and had never seen it done, she told me exactly what to do and how to do it...and she encouraged me by saying that I did very well. Nevertheless, it was much, much more different than anything else, that I've helped her with.

I was the one stressed, not the goats, and not the goater...who laughed--kindly--at me. I was most concerned with hurting the baby goats than anything else.

It all finished well, even, holding each one of them in my arms while she gave them their tetanus shots.
Another Momma and two the back is the goat's 'igloo'

And Papa...his name is Snickers...such a gentle, gentle buck...relaxing and eating his alfalfa hay.
He produces very gentle offspring.

I'll leave you with this:

"Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy." I Peter 1:16
In His hands, ^__^

Monday, September 28, 2009

Good morning, Girlies!

Started to download pictures and camera ran out of 'juice'...hold on while it recharges...

If I were to say 'I've been busy' it would not be so very accurate. I've been BUSY, and the resulting 'stress' caused to be 'under the weather' ...but now I'm on my way back to being my regular, impossible-to-get-a-word-in, self. So...there. All's well, getting busy again.

Here is a summary:

Helped my Mom pack/re-pack/un-pack/re-pack for her trip with her friends. She'll be gone until the middle of October. (She is having a great time, thank you, Lord)

Finished/completed the alterations for Mrs.#4's dress and jacket, for her sister's wedding. Mrs.#4 was the Maid-of-Honour. She looked beautiful, and the baby-girl-4b, said she was the most beautiful one in the whole wedding (in my opinion, she probably was, but...don't ask me)

"Almost finished" (three seams to go, and pressing) working on Mrs. #5's Mom's courtain/valances. The color that came out violet is actually more wine/berry color. They are 65" wide, and about 25" long...Mrs. #5 picked the fabric. She is a good colorist.

While resting to recover from being 'under the weather' I read several books...actually finished a couple and started three more...and...I always have those books, that take me forever, to read, they usuall average 4. [they are either booooring, or more boring, but I like to read]

The Genesis Factor reveals the Hand of God in the Hebrew Text, very cool!

Showtime For The Sheep is very booooring. I did not see the movie, I will not! see such Romish trash, it deceives the untaught, but T.A. McMahon gives his opinion--he can have it.

Hazardous Materials--Wow-o-wow. This one will blow you out of the water!

Getting close to completing the making of that 'mile-a-minute' (not really) baby blue afghan for a customer. What I appreciate about this 'mile-a-minute' method is that it can be done in hot weather. Once it is put together, then it becomes a 'blanket' which would be too hot to work with in 90F--even with the AC on.

And working on a snowman vey slowly.

Planning more interesting meals for the cooler weather. It seems that summer does not inspire me to make delicious meals, and since Fall is here...better stuff is coming.

I'll leave you with this:

"The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days." Pro 28:16

In His hands, ^__^

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

In the way, way early hours

this morning, our DD (#3) gave birth to a baby boy! We are ALL soooo excited. He is a 'big' fellow 9 lbs. She called about tennish and talked THROUGH her contractions for about 20 mins. Talked to SIL for a few minutes. Then he called a few short hours later with the great news!

I did not get much sleep, so...I'm sort of out of it, but still praising God for His good and perfect gift.

I'll leave you with this:

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17

In His hands, ^__^

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Free Patterns, believe it or not!

This is great news for knit and crochet pattern users. Maybe you've seen it already, but for those of you who have not, here it is: Lion Brand Free Patterns

Not everyone is plotting in huge board rooms, how to separate you from your money. I'm sure that their business will increase because of their 'generosity'. All business decisions will have a 'bottom line' impact. I would say that you should purchase your next yarn from Lion Brand and see what kind of deal you'll get. I really like their 100% wool. JoAnn's has great yarn sales, and so does Hankock Fabrics. Keep your eyes peeled for the fall sales which are coming up.

I'll leave you with this:

"The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it." Pro 10:22

In His hands, ^__^

Monday, July 27, 2009

Wow!, I found it, I found it!...I tot I toh, a putty-tat.

Been looking for this book for a couple of years. The book was just as elusive as Sylvester's appearances near Tweety.

It is the Decorative Needlepoint book by Julia Hickman. Well, I remember having checked out of our library a zillion times, and then...actually, I saw this picture in Sunshine's Creations in 2006, and I remembered that I loved the pattern. I found out that the library had discarded the book for lack of 'checking it out'...if I had know, I would have checked it out tons of times more...oh, well! I had been looking for it, since. (I'm giving you Sunshine's link--although I would like to post her picture, but I don't have her permission to post it, maybe I should ask her.)

Needless to say, I could not remember the name of the book, just the picture engraved in my mind of the multicoloured exquisite pattern. As much as I tried I could not find it by googling...maybe one day they'll have googling by description...or sketch...but, here it is!

Went to Half Price Books, last week and saw it there! I was so glad. DH said: "Get it!" so I did.

Two pictures from the book.

I know that some of you do not like busy, busy patterns as this one, but there may be some of you who would. Enjoy the close-up. I was surprised that it came out so well.

Another book:

Found this one in my home library, and decided to read it. I had gotten it several years ago, but never read it. Two chapters into it and I'm, already, squirming about bad grammar applications. Isaac Watts was a prolific writer, and not only of hymns. If you come across this book at your library, check it out. In my opinion, we all need to know "how" to think logically. Since 'they have stopped teaching it in schools, it is up to us SAHMs to do it.

Back to needlepoint:
Finished this piece--I think chickens are cute--many years ago, and it still hangs there, on its stretcher board. It was supposed to be a pillow...maybe it will be, one the far future. I particularly like the band on which the basket sits...sort of Kaffe Fassett-esque.

This is "shark's tooth" technique, that I did a while ago. I have a video of Martha Pullen's where she shows this patterns. In my opinion, it is too time consuming for the results. Looks very nice on collars, or bodices of dresses or blouses.

and just 'for the pretty, and homey look' this in my friend's back door. The inside of the house matches the door. So inviting...a cup of ice cold lemonade, and a slice of lemon pie, and you're set!

I'll leave you with this:

"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD." Psa 27:14

In His hands, ^__^

Friday, July 10, 2009

WORDS! They are so important: Emergent/Emerging

I have to dare "to go here" This issue is spreading faster than a rumor. It is more insidious than a lie, and it has taken over the affections of hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting church-goers.

It is the Emerging/Emergent [sic.] Church.

There are hundreds, if not more, places on line to go see all that is being shown about it. Many have taken upon themselves the task of exposing this so-called movement, by thorough [if not exhaustive--even exhausting] investigation. You have all of this available to you, to decide for yourself. (a couple of them are: Mike Hoggard and David Cloud check them out.

I will flee from this 'rising up' since it comes from "the rulers of the darkness of this world." But as I am wont to do, I will share the meaning of the word they have chosen. EMERGENT/EMERGING:

Emerge, 1563, from M.Fr. emerger, from L. emergere "rise out or up," from ex- "out" + mergere "to dip, sink" The notion is of rising from a liquid by virtue of buoyancy. Emergency "unforeseen occurrence" is c.1631. Emergent (adj.) was first recorded c.1450.

emergent –adjective
1.coming into view or notice; issuing.
2.emerging; rising from a liquid or other surrounding medium. (
Origin: 1350–1400; ME

"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." Rev 13:1

Since this so-called movement has its provenance in the "monument to glass" (church) in California, it will not raise all eyebrows, only those who "love thy law"(Ps 119:97), those who "tremble at his word"(Isa. 66:5), those who "seek first the Kingdom of God" (Matt. 6:33) and those whose "soul panteth after God" (Ps. 42:1)

Ponder how subtly you are being made to go to "Rome in a ship of Alexandria", be alert!, pay attention. Prepare to defend your faith. Do not enlarge the pockets--and off shore accounts--of the makers of deceptions. (Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. Psa 120:2)

The World can do as it wishes, but the children of the Living God, must abide in His Word.
"I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. " John 17:14

I'll leave you with this:

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light." Rom 13:12

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
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 stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints" Eph 6:10-18

In His hands, ^__^

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hershey Water Jar

After (around) twenty, yes 20 years of faithful service my water jar has cracked.

Big sigh...I had just washed it and rinsed it in hot water, and filled it with cold water, NO! NO!

Give me a minute...there...(clearing my throat)
This little pint jar has been my water glass for all those years. When telling DH about it, I could hardly believe that I've had it for so long.

Well, good thing I have 2 more, 'cause, Hershey's does not make this jar anymore. It used to contain hot fudge chocolate... So, over a period of time I accumulated three of them. Several summers ago I found that Hershey had changed the jar to a round one. This square one was great, for it never got mixed up with everyone else's water jar. Oh, well...pulled out another one, and there is no difference...a jar is a jar, but I hated seeing it in the trash.


As you can see, their new jar does not have the reusable 'mason jar lid' neck. Hey...I should go get one of these, to see how it works. (LOL) Well, actually, my cousin is coming next week, so I should serve her ice cream and hot fudge sauce, with a spinkle of home made candied pecans.
Ok, enough nonsense. It is SUMMER, actually it is still Spring, but the temp is 92F and 90Meg. of humidity. (aka %) [I thought I said, 'enough nonsense'?]

I'll leave you with this:

"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." Pro 16:24

In His hands, ^__^