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, June 29, 2011
What's Doing Wednesday
A little bit of this and a little bit of that ... the craft of the hour continues to be cross stitch. These are some of the freebies that I have found, aren't they wonderful? Another autumnal one has just been started. I have accumulated quite a stack of freebies. I hope to get "several" for each season and holiday and a small tree to show them off on.
Need to get seasonal fabric to back these with. I guess the term to how I want to finish these would be "flat folds" ... slowly learning the cross stitch lingo and process.
Now before you get concerned about the lack of crochet content (rest assured, still my first love) I had met a few friends last week at Barnes & Noble and one was crocheting with this amazing yarn with sequins that she had just picked up at Michael's. Just so happens that I found myself at Michael's the following day ... goodness, you say, what a coincidence ... just had to pick up a couple of skeins. So, so soft and gorgeous ... the pictures really do not do it justice.
A scarf of this magnificent yarn will be in the making for next winter!
The sequins are not blue and green, more of a silver to match the yarn. A reflection must have been picked up. The glitter is just the right amount and very pretty.
Just love that yarn! This will be a coupon user for sure.
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.