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
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Snow Day Off - Some Info on the Crochet Along
Snow has been falling since last night so I am spending the day tucked inside with my hook, well, I do need to do a few household chores, but you can count on a steaming cup of tea this afternoon and fingers and thread and yarn moving. Ahhhh, that sounds like music to my ears.
There are several who will be doing the crochet along. This is so fun. Just a little info for those who haven't done this before and have asked ... the pattern is an online pattern, I'll post the link (actually its also in a previous post). Then I will write out a few rows of the pattern at a time, without abbreviations, crochet terms fully written out. Additional rows will be posted a few times a week until done. Work at your own pace, we'll be here. I will be using size 10 crochet thread (a full ball will be required for all one color) and a size 4 steel hook. Use whatever size hook you enjoy. Many use a size 7. Its up to you. Just that different size hooks will yield a different size doily. I am going to use two colors with the round part of the doily in white and the rest red. Starting in a day or two.
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.