Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Back from mini-vacation

Undisclosed pictures.
I can tell you this much...we had water all around us, and it was exquisitely tropical...lovely time...back to regular life...

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I have a couple of needlepoint projects to block, and am waiting for cooler weather. Now that the back to school sales are abundant and everywhere, and the Chieves (aka Chiefs--bad grammar) are in full practice...and...we saw a couple of High School bands practicing in their parking lots, how far can Fall be? Let's see...I think it's 8 weeks. Plan, plan, plan...what project to complete next...

I will--hopefully--finish skeining DH's aran wool so I can reknit another aran cardigan for him. (pictures coming)

Better go and begin/complete some of the above mentioned projects.

I'll leave you with this:

"He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. " Proverbs 21:21

In His hands, ^__^

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I finally finished the ripple afghan. It took me almost 4 months. I was able to crochet as a sort of therapy to 'clear my head' during the time of my Mom's acuteness.

As I said in another post, I used Attic24's pattern. I followed her colors, but not quite. (cannot obtain her colors in 'my' version of the design.) I am satisfied with the entire project.

I set it on the lawn in full sun to see how the colors would be in real light. [during the couple of minutes, that it took me to photograph it, the afghan got very warm in the sun--89F and 80% humidity--must make mental note to remember how warm it was, and store it vividly for use in mid-December when the temperature will be 18F below zero, and 20% humidity]

Placed it on the bed, and I am so glad that it fits p-e-r-f-e-c-t-l-y! It surprised me that it did; you know I do not measure the things that I make for me--simply 'eyeball it' Seemed quite wide while I was crocheting.

All folded up.

As you know it is immensely satisfying to complete a project. It may bring you a smile to see the finished work.
Note: When crocheting a large piece--in summer--it is easy to keep the entire project to the side so none of it lays on the lap. I find that in knitting or quilting--unless you have a quilting frame--the work remains on the lap.
I'll leave you with this:

"She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple." Proverbs 31:22
In His hands, ^__^

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Check out this knitting machine!

Since I live 'under a rock' and have not seen 'ever-thang' this machine surprised me.
The whole thing is in Russian, and I do not speak that language. It would be easier if I could understand...oh, well.

It looks easy enough, and does not appear to have a carriage, but rather a rachet or gear action. Maybe she'll post more videos of her machine.

Maybe some of you have seen this machine before, let me know.

I am still sort of busy, but will be getting normaler and normaler.

I'll leave you with this:

"But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?" Job 12:3

In His hands, ^__^

Saturday, July 3, 2010


We of
wish all of you
a very happy, joyful, pleasant,
and safe
4th of July.

I'll leave you with this:

"When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee." Deut 8:10

In His hands, ^__^

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Isn't this a pretty 6

On the last day of the 6th month?

Coincidence? Of course.
That's all. ^__^

Decrease in the humidity

makes me more pleasant.

Ok, Ok! it's summer, I know. (oh, I know, I know...[say this like Mrs. Faulty, in Faulty Towers--British Comedy])

Yeah, so...Went to Michael's and got the rest of the yarn for the ripple afghan. They still had the colors that I had purchased. (had to go to Joann's to get a few, since they had a 50% off sale...end of season)

Speaking of end of season sales: This weekend are all the 4th of July sales all over the place. That got me thinking about how hot it is to buy yarn, which made me think that right after the 4th of July sales are done...heeeeeeerrrrre come the "BACK TO SCHOOL SALES" already!
Also, 'they' are having commercials for "buy your football season tickets" already...which means that we have o-n-l-y 10 weeks until "the-end-of-all-fun" for the year '10'.

Actually, my fun really begins after Labor Day (more sales then, too) I seem to flourish in the fall. We'll see, and hope I don't wilt.

The mimosa tree is in full bloom and it smells so delicate and pretty. Rose of Sharon started blooming, The garlic will be ready to pick next week, and the lawns are all beautifully green still.

The holes that the guys bore on the side of the house for blowing the insulation, are filled, and DH has been sanding them, a little at a time. I forgot to tell you that the driveway is finished and sealed. It looks so wonderful benefit (which I have been waiting for...) the cars' mats are not covered with pea-gravel.

On another subject... sort of...

I close all my posts with "In His hands" which is ok, but those that don't know of whom I am speaking (probably won't care) so, and, I will change the closure, so there is no question.

I'll leave you with this:

"And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand." John 10:28-29

In the Hands of the Living God. ^__^