Monday, June 28, 2010

It's a gift to be simple - Find contentment, stop trying to impress people, rid yourself of status items, consolidate your lifestyle, release excess possessions that pad your ego, know the difference in stockpiling and hoarding. Find peace.

Matt 6:19 - Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust
destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Crochetville is having a charity crochet weekend and I'm in! I'm so excited to participate!

I have 3 dishcloths done and am going to finish the blue Country Looms prayer wrap today. Had to go get more yarn. That thing is so crazy....1 skein makes hardly any progress. Right when I think - ok, this will be the end - I run out of yarn and have to get more.

I love the dishcloth pattern. It works up in less than an hour and I really like the pattern. I got it at and it's the Open Mesh Magic Dishcloth pattern. And, using my sale stash of Sugar & Cream cotton I can get 3 cloths out of one ball. So, 3/$1 isn't too bad!

My prayer for me and all those making items for charity is that God will bless the work of our hands and may all things made be a blessing to those that receive them.
I will make 2 Corinthians 9:7 my scripture to stand on this weekend as I work.

Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Be blessed!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

She selects wool and flax ...

In Proverbs 31:13 it says - She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. Several times in Proverbs it says that the good wife makes things. She uses her hands and her ability to bless others. That is my prayer today. Lord, let me bless others with what I can make with my hands.

Here is my latest baby-ghan. It's done in Red Heart Baby Clouds. It's super fluffy and very warm. this will hopefully keep our little Hamsammich nice and snuggly. Can't wait to meet you Tom-Tom!

This is a mini-Babette that I am making for PB. It's still being put together and I have a lot of edging to do but I'm happy with the colors. Hope Pooka likes it.

Have a blessed day - I know I am. :)

(Thank you my husband for blessing me this morning. I love you)

Monday, June 7, 2010

2 down....

One baby blankie done
Giant granny square for son.

(Sam giving it the comfy test.)

Saturday, June 5, 2010


I found this great forum for crocheters....check it out!

My 'want-to-do' list is getting longer by the minute. SO much talent and love for the age old art of crochet.

PB's mini-babette is really coming along well. I hope she likes it. Son's giant granny square blanket is done. (finally!!) I've got Tom-Tom's baby blankie started using Baby Clouds yarn(total pain)and it's all fluffy and cute.
Oh I could sit and hook for hours but still have a lot to do to get ready. Closets need cleaning out, clothing needs to be weeded out and so many things need to go to Goodwill. Praise God for abundance!

Just a word about a friend of mine - She lost her dad the other day. It makes me sad and I hurt for her. I pray that God will comfort her in her time of mourning. Love you chickie!

All things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. —2 Corinthians 5:18

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 1st - bring on the color!

In my crochet efforts I am trying very hard to stay on track and start a mini Babette Blanket. I look at them, with eyes glazed over, from the brilliant colors and art like abstract look. They are color on top of color. They are so happy looking! How can you not feel happy when you see all the puzzle pieces coming together in a splash of bright color? I must make one!

Our son's adorable girlfriend told me her favorite colors are green and purple and my brain went into overdrive. I have picked out scraps of yarn and bought some to start my Babette. Every double crochet is one stitch closer to making this fantastic little piece of happiness.

It's wonderful how when you crochet you can quiet your mind and feel peaceful. It's one of the few times when my head isn't buzzing with one hundred thoughts at once. Prayer is easy when I'm crocheting. It's just my quiet mind and God, together, talking.

There is another wonderful thing about crochet, for me. It can be summed up in one word...YARN! Going into A.C. Moore and entering the yarn area makes my heart beat a little faster. All those colors, textures and possible projects - just sitting there - waiting on me. Once I make a square I have to smooth it down, inspect it and touch it. Why does yarn intrigue me? I have no idea.

And speaking of yarn...mine is calling. I have to go answer it's call. Yes, Babette, I'm coming to rescue you.