Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I thought I'd share a few free knit patterns I've come across of fun things to knit for Easter time. They all appear to be simple and quick knits.
Zakka Life has posted a darling Bunny Egg Cozy pattern. Grab your size 3 needles, some pastel cotton yarn and head on over there! While you're at it, take a look around. She is one crafty gal!
I also ran across this Chick Egg Cozy pattern that's adorable.
These Easter Peeps are just about the cutest thing I've seen.
Do the kids keep eating up your Cadbury Eggs? Hide your's under these adorable Easter Chick Cadbury Egg Covers .
Don't want the mess of dyed eggs? Or maybe the thought of discovering hidden easter eggs in the back of your kids' closet in July is a scary thought. Try these handknit Easter eggs, instead.
Last, but not least, is an adorable knitted bunny pattern. You do have to register with HeartStrings FiberArts while you're there, but it's free. She has some great purchasable patterns, too, by the way.
I knit one of Zakka's bunny cozy's today, but I still need to embroider the face. I did embroider it a face, but it looked so wonky that I picked it out. I'll redo it when I have natural daylight so I can better see what I'm doing (and yes, an OTT-LITE is on my wishlist!).
Though I find joy in bunnies and colored eggs, I do not confuse those man made traditions with the real meaning behind Resurrection Sunday, or what the world commonly refers to as Easter Sunday. It marks the time when Jesus died on the cross, and rose again from the dead. He made the greatest sacrifice known to man, an ultimate act of love, in laying down His very life in exchange for the sins of mankind. That is a truth to think upon every day. Hallelujah!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
It was another exciting day at the mailbox. I've been signed up for nearly a year to participate in a charity knitalong at the Knitting Help website. Shandey over there is the mastermind and organizer extraordinaire of a number of charitable knitalongs, from preemie and full size blankets to lapghans. She's dubbed them 'Oddball'. It's been so long since they began that I've forgotten the reason behind the name, but I'm guessing it's because of the variety of yarn, stitch patterns, and knitters involved in each project.
She begins each blanket by putting it on circular needles and knitting three inches, then sends it on to the first person on the list of those signed up to participate. Included with it is a journal for each person participating to write an entry. Plus, there is usually a few little goodies in the box for the next person receiving it, from the last person who had it. It's a fun way to be involved in something which will ultimately truly bless someone (the blanket's recipient).
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
I have finished a couple of scarfs. The fuzzy looking one is made out of a novelty yarn I had in my stash from back during the novelty yarn craze (which is what drew me into learning to knit). This yarn, when knit up, is incredibly soft. Soft and squishy!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I believe the contest takes place every quarter, open to bloggers who wish to give away a gift/gifts of their choice. I plan on particating next quarter. Paying it forward, you know?
The weekend's nearly here. Be blessed coming in, and be blessed going out!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I feel like a blog cheater, or would that be a cheating blogger? When I don't have the time, or patience, to corral the ricocheting thoughts bouncing around in my head and assemble them into some semblance of order, I go looking for a video which will hopefully express what I'm feeling at the time. This is one of those times.
For some time now, my prayer to God has been to let me see through His eyes of compassion, to hear the pain in the voices of those who are hurting, to feel and be moved by that which moves His heart.
My friend, Sharon, shared this week about how people are so busy praying their needs will be met, that they're failing to pray for the most important thing, souls! That really struck a chord in me. I've spent a half century trying to get my needs met. I've spent a miniscule fraction of that time, not even worthy of registering on a pie chart, praying for lost souls.
How many brokenhearted people have I walked past without so much as a glance. Lord, don't let me miss another one. Let me never again judge someone based on their clothes or appearance or their beliefs. Let me truly feel what your heart feels for lost souls. Let my heart break for that which breaks your heart.
Friday, February 15, 2008
It Is Well With My Soul
I cannot fathom the great degree of pain the man must have experienced in his life that penned the words to this song. I knew a little about him, but not all that is shared in the video.
The peace he experienced is the kind of peace I desire; the kind of peace which passes all understanding, that deep abiding peace that keeps my feet on solid ground even in the midst of crashing storms, the kind of peace that even if faced with great tragedy I can proclaim with my mouth and know in my heart that it is well with my soul.
I know the one that offers that peace. His name is Jesus.
You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. ~Isaiah 26:3 Amplified Bible
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Leyna wants me to wish you all a happy Valentine's day. Oh, and she also said to send dog cookies. Greedy scamp.
It's one day away from my birthday. My mom perfectly planned her two children; we were a boy and a girl born 2 1/2 years apart (I'm the girl). She even planned my date of birth. I was to be born on Valentine's day which also happened to be my dad's birthday. Ah, the best laid plans of men....er women. What she didn't plan on was that I'd be a latecomer, arriving 8 hours and 31 minutes after Valentine's day and after my dad's birthday. I have been running late ever since.
I wish you all much love and chocolate today! :-)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Wasn't yesterday's Recipe Box Swap fun? I think Randi's idea was inspired, and inspiring! It was such a success that she's decided to host one the first Thursday of each month.
Get out your recipe box, and grab your camera. If you missed out participating in yesterday's swap, you can still view the list of participants on her post yesterday and go around gathering up scrumptious recipes, not to mention new blogging friends!
Have you ever been in a crowd of people and felt like throwing up your hands and shouting praises to God? I'm not talking about being in a worship service, that's easy; or then again, I guess for some of you that may not be easy. I tend to forget that not everyone attends the same type church I do where there is complete freedom to throw up your hands and sing or shout praises unto God.
I have felt like the young man in this video, being amidst a crowd while having my own private talk with God. Sometimes the praise I feel for him in my heart will bubble up to the point that I just want to shout it, or at the very least raise my arms in praise and adoration of Him. I've never done it. Oh yes, as I said, I've done it in church. I've done it outside of church in worship groups. I do it often in my home or in my car, but I've never done it in the way he does in this video. I might get hauled off to the funny farm.....and I might not. Should I care?
I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; Yes, I will praise Him among the multitude. Psalm 109:30
Oh, Praise Him! (All This for a King) by the David Crowder Band.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
2 cups flour
In saucepan, bring to a boil:
1 cup water
In small bowl, mix together:
1/2 to 1 cup buttermilk
Combine all ingredients together.
During last 5 minutes of cooking, in a saucepan, bring to a boil:
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
After removing from heat, stir in :
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°.
In large mixing bowl, mix:
(If cheese is too stiff, microwave for a few seconds before blending.)
Spread this mixture evenly over rolls in pan.
Use more rolls to cover that mixture. (You’ll have a few leftover rolls for dinner!)
In a mixing bowl, add:
Spread this mixture on top of the crescent rolls, making sure that all roll surfaces are coated.
Sprinkle cinnamon over topping.
Bake uncovered for about 50 minutes or until golden brown.
Wonderful served warm and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream,
but it’s also delicious after being refrigerated!!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Randi, over at i have to say, came up with a tasty idea for a recipe swap. Tomorrow (Thursday, the 7th) she's going to be posting a couple of recipes on her blog and has asked her readers to join her. Be sure and read her post tomorrow. I can almost guarantee she'll have something scrumptious to make. I've borrowed Randi's recipes before and never been disappointed in the outcome.
I will also be posting a couple of my favorite recipes here tomorrow. Will you join us and post a couple (or more!) of your favorite recipes on your blog tomorrow? If you do, be sure and leave a comment at Randi's as well as here so readers can click on the hyperlink to your blog and see what you've shared.
Now, get out that recipe box!