Sunday, January 29, 2012

Knitting: Skirt Suit

I like the sparkles in this yarn.
I hadn't realized as I started knitting with this yarn, how much I have missed knitting.
The clicking as the two points come together. Very soothing.
Anyway, I want to make a skirt suit out of this. Let's see how that goes.
I'm kind of just making it up as I go. I don't even know if using two strands of yarn would be better or not, but I guess I will know if it is or it isn't when I'm finished and once I start wearing this.
Let's hope it turns out well.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Works In Progress?

Anybody know of a good website I can go to, where I can add a "works in progress" to the side of my blog.

A good friend of mine, zippiknits, tried to help me out, but for whatever reason my computer said it was a dangerous page for me to go to.

If anybody can help me out that would be appreciated. Thank You!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Somebody Bought A Hat...

Somebody bought a hat that I made, and they liked it!!!


Monday, January 23, 2012

An excerpt from First Light: Women's Daily Devotional &Journal:
Butterflies are delightful reminders of the power of God's love to transform our lives. Watching a butterfly dance in the air, it is hard to beleive that it was once a common caterpillar.
Within the protective covering of the chrysalis, the lowly earthbound caterpillar is slowly transformed into a remarkable creature of freedom and beauty.
A similar process of transformation takes place in our lives as we allow God's Holy Spirit to soften our hearts and change our pattern of thinking. Only God's love and truth can bring genuine freedom and beauty into our lives by changing us from the inside out.
As you live in obedience to God's Word each day, your life will be transformed - you will become more and more like Jesus.
In what ways has God's Holy Spirit transformed you from the inside out?
Philippians 3: 21
The Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
Oh, wow. God has done so much, honestly. The only bad thing about it, sometimes, in my emotional times, I forgot how much God has changed me. And I get saddened about the things that have yet to be changed.
Even a testimony from my own mother, about how I'm not as angry, blessed my heart immensely.
There are times in my life, especially on those days when I'm fasting (when it seems the evilness in me has run amuck), and I'll think, "Lord, I haven't changed". But that's a lie. I have changed. I have gotten better. Thanks be to God for change in me. Thanks be to God, who is my hope.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Self Control

An excerpt from First Light: Women's Daily Devotional &
Titus 2: 11-12 (NIV)
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.
How do you resist the ungodly passions you face each day?
1 Peter 4: 7(NIV)
The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
Ungodly passions? Sometimes it seems like (depending on what day of the month it is), I have to go to God for help more than others.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


An excerpt from First Light: Women's Daily Devotional & Journal:
Someone once comared the daily task of caring for small children to stringing beads. At the end of the day you expect to find quite an impressive strand considering your efforts; then you come to realize there was no knot at the end of the string! All your hard work is strewn across the floor in spilled juice, Cheerios, toys and dirty diapers.
After the birth of her third child, Joy could easily relate to the "stringing beads" analogy. Every day she cared for a preschooler, a toddler, and a nursing infant - three needy little humans. Although she felt blessed beyond measure to be entrusted with these children, she found herself mostly exhausted, frustrated and overwhelmed.
In a rare moment of quiet one afternoon, Joy cried out to God, "What are my priorities? Quiet times"? (Those were hard to come by). "Scripture memorization"? (She could hardly remember where she put her purse!) "Exercise"? (How about pull-ups; she would pull the covers up over her head each morning).
"Joy", He seemed to say, "if you'll quit looking for significance in your circumstances and accomplishments and simply rest in your assignment, I will accomplish My agenda through you each day. This important season of your life may not look like you think it should, but by serving these little ones you are serving Me". Sure enough, when she let God's plans dictate her "doings", her life was filled with peace and contentment. Some days that divine agenda consisted simply of three meals and snacks, spills and cleanups, diapers and laundry, but always, God's love.
What "doings" in your life will you allow God to dictate?
Psalm 138: 7-8(NIV)
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; ...with your right hand you save me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me.
I feel like God is done with me in a way. Or maybe it's the way that I'm feeling because of the people around me. I wonder what God's plan is for my life. If my season of singing for the Lord is over with God. I guess only time will tell.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Help!!! So Simple Crochet by Melody Griffiths

If anybody can help me out. I can't find this book, I looked everywhere for it.
I just have a question about the sparkly dress that the author has made. It's in the back of the book.
If you own this book, please email me at or comment here on my blog.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


An excerpt from First Light: Women's Daily Devotional&Journal:
New Year's Day has come and gone. People are talking about their resolutions. Talk, as the old adage says, is cheap. It's now two weeks into the new year, and most of those resolutions have already gone into the recycling bin. The spirit may be willing, but the flesh just can't seem to keep up. We slip back into our old comfortable patterns.
Why is it so difficult for us to keep the committments we make? Perhaps because the changes we seek are external rather than internal. We can make vows but unless true committment is roooted deep in our hearts, we are bound to fail, to disappoint our loved ones and ourselves.
We live in a society where lack of committment is the accepted norm. If the road to marital bliss gets a little rocky, bail out and start over with someone new. If a job's tougher than you planned, turn it over to someone else - or just abdicate it altogether. If you're always late for appointments - hey, no big deal. They'll wait. Committment, in the modern world, simply isn't a very high priority.
To God, however, committment is the very bedrock of faith. And it begins, not with our external efforts to change our outward patterns, but with a profound inward conviction that draws us into a committment to Someone greater than ourselves.
When we commit our lives to God, we begin to see the spiritual truth in everyday life, to realize that keeping our word is not just a matter of making a good impression, but a matter of being true to the One who created us and redeemed us. Committment is not an outward effort, but an inner transformation. It's not a New Year's resolution; it's a gift of grace.
What committments do you need God's help to fulfill?
Psalm 116: 13-14I will lift up the cup of salvation and call the name of the Lord. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of His people.
This is one of the reasons I have since stopped making new year's resolutions. They never worked. What I do do, is ask God to help me with a few things. Not a whole bunch of things all at once. It's a daily and even sometimes a weekly thing. And I have noticed, this does work.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Knitting: Deadline

In this picture it's about 1 foot, and I'm at about 3 feet now, but I want to get to 4 feet.
Here's the same scarf at another angle.
This is what I first started out with. A simple pattern. Garter stitch, I think they call it. For whatever reason, I couldn't figure out this open work pattern. I tried, I think three different times, but I couldn't get it. Finally, the last time I got it, and was able to have what the first two pictures look like.

I've got by this wednesday, to finish up this scarf and purse set.
It's for a birthday present.
I took more than one picture of the same thing, because the camera on my phone, on one picture, it looked a little yellow.
I used three different yarns.
Okay, I gotta go. Less typing and more knitting.....

Friday, January 6, 2012

Knitting/Crochet Goals

Here are some things I would like to do this new year:

1. make some socks

2. make a sweater

3. make a ruffle scarf

4. make a skirt suit

Just some goals I suppose you could say.

The socks and the sweater seem like the harder ones, but I'm hoping I can start soon after I finish all my other projects for other people

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A New Year

Isaiah 43: 18
But forget all that - it is nothing compared to what I'm going to do.

God did not forget his people, even though they were in captivity. He planned to give them a new beginning with a new purpose - to turn them into a new people. In times of dire circumstances. it may appear as God has forgotten you. But God may be preparing you, as He did the people of Judah, for a new beginning with Him at the center.

He knows the future, and his plans for us are good and full of hope. This does not mean that we will be spared pain, suffering, or hardship, but that God will see us through to a glorious conclusion.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.

Romans 13: 1
1LET EVERY person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God's appointment.

Twelve is a perfect number, signifying perfection of government, or of governmental perfection. It is found as a multiple in all that has to do rule.

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healing, helps, governments.....

1 Corinthians 12: 28
So God has appointed some in the church [for His own use]: first apostles (special messengers); second prophets (inspired preachers and expounders); third teachers; then wonder-workers; then those with ability to heal the sick; helpers; administrators; [speakers in] different (unknown) tongues.