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
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Crochet Along Begins
Rising Sun Doily
I am using a size 4 steel hook (2.00 mm) and size 10 crochet thread (the pattern calls for size 20 crochet thread and size 10 steel hook), so my doily is larger measuring about 18 inches. The 4 hook and size 10 thread is bigger and better for my hands. Many like to use a 7 hook. Use whatever is comfortable for you.
The post prior to this will be updated to include all rows so that the pattern will be altogether in one place. A post will be made saying that new rows have been added. On the side bar on the right you will see Crochet Along and the pattern Rising Sun. Go there for the pattern to date.
New rows will be added a few times a week, but feel free to work ahead if you want using the pattern link. Work at your own pace, there are no time limits. The goal is to have a good time and end up with a pretty doily. My written instructions will not contain any crochet abbreviations so that anyone new to crochet will be able to join in easier (I hope!).
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.