I'm still enjoying this square. Have made a slight change to the pattern in as I have added an additional row to the white part. This is a baby sport yarn and the added row brought the square to 10 inches.
This blanket, lavender accessories, ribbons and bows tucked into a white wicker basket will make a nice new baby girl gift.
This is what was in the mail yesterday. Can I tell you how much this touched me? Its from a very special friend. Made me feel like a million bucks!
In this fast paced run that we do everyday, in this now high tech world, its so easy to pop off emails, to text a message, leave a voice mail ... the written word, a card, a note is somewhat of a bygone era. Too bad. This card is and will be a treasure.
Maybe its time to resurrect some old ways and in doing so taking the time to reach out with pen in hand, if for no reason other then to say I'm thinking of you.
Thank you to my dear friend for taking the time, thank you for being my friend, thank you for the smiles in my heart.
This is my latest endeavor ... such a beautiful square and easy and fun to make. But beyond that these are far more special as they will be taking a trip to Bev Matheson of One Yarn After Another.
Bev is putting together afghans for a woman's shelter. She talks about it toward the bottom of this post. http://bevmatheson.blogspot.com/2010/03/its-new-day.html. She has asked if anyone would like to help out to please contact her. The pattern link and picture are also at her blog post. What a wonderful thing to do!
Spent the morning cleaning, fussing and puttering. A doily here, a flower there. This spring day just brings out all that is enjoyable.
I call this my Easter Doily ... comes out in spring and will be around probably till May, maybe longer unless I finish a new piece to take its place.
It made its way into the laundry room. Needed some happy greetings here as well, as you all know there is a bit of time spent here.
I copied the color combo in this doily from a woman in one of my crochet groups. I hadn't thought to put the shocking pink and bright yellow together until I saw her doily. Just had to have one like it. Today it came out at my crochet perch!
And ... my crochet perch, where many a cuppa has been had and a project always awaits.
Weaving palms, its been referred to as a dying art. The ladies at my church have been meeting daily (day and evening) for the past three weeks getting ready for Palm Sunday. I'm there a few nights a week. I joined this wonderful group of woman four years ago. Doing this only once a year, for me, it takes a bit of memory jogging to get back in the swing but finally I am weaving away again. These are a few samples of what we have done.
This beautiful rose was made by one of my dear friends (Diane's Doily is her namesake!)
Before working the palms they have to be cleaned, the rough edges are stripped off. The crosses you see here are made from the scraps produced from the cleaning. They are very rustic and beautiful.
I'll get a few more pictures next week of the finished work. They are very beautiful.
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.