Make yourself familiar
with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen they are present with you.
-St. Francis de Sales
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I love these little snow flakes. ClaraClara's Crochet Room and Mollycrocheting my best with my worsted have been crocheting up a storm ... snow storm that is. They have been making snow. I couldn't resist and had to jump in and add to the snow making. So far one done in yarn, the other in size 3 thread and couldn't wait to put them here. There will be more that's for sure. Very easy, very quick and just so adorable. Clara has the pattern site on her blog.
My other treasure doesn't have anything to do with crochet, but its a winner in my book. I read the neatest tip the other day and just have to share. I iron, don't really mind it, have always done it, I iron lots of things including tablecloths which are my least favorite. Actually I think they are a royal pain in the neck. Many of you may know this but if there's anyone out there besides me who didn't you will love this. In taking out one of my Christmas red tablecloths, which was quite wrinkled, I was going to get the ironing board out when I remembered ... put the cloth in the dryer with a wet towel for 10 minutes. So I did. Wrinkle free and table ready. Wowie, I was delighted! (I had a round 70 inch cloth and used a dish towel.) To me this is a definite treasure. What a time saver. Then, being so smart, I thought I would try one of those red store bought ribbons which I had just taken out, crumpled up ... now a perfect bow. Looked better then brand new. I am in heaven.
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's Prayer for Spiritual Adoption
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the preborn child that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.
Glory of The Season
Almighty God, Father of all nations, For freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus. We praise you and bless you for the gift of religious liberty, The foundation of human rights, justice, and the common good. Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect and promote our liberties; By your grace may we have the courage to defend them, For ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land. We ask this through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness, And in the name of your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, In the unity of the Holy Spirit, With whom you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Today is special ...
Today is God's gift to you, how you use it is your gift to God
Before the Threshold of My Day
I've much to do today, dear Lord, But let me kneel a bit Before the threshold of my day That I may enter it With mind serene and heart made fresh with fragrant heavenly dew. That every moment of the day I'll be reflecting you.
May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly
where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities
that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way
Let this knowledge settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance,
praise and love. It is there for each and
every one of us.