Friday, March 31, 2006
Sunday, March 26, 2006
THIS POST IS RATED G
I guess I'd just better get to the gist of why I posted the gelatin in gorgeous gleaming green glass on grass near grape hyacinths. First I like gelatin and had a recipe from weigh loss guru Richard Simmons that I particularly like that uses this as an ingredient as well as pineapple, cottage cheese and blueberries, YUM!. I currently do not know where the recipe is or I would share. Second I love green things. Growing up my bedroom used to have green and white cutains and green carpet. The glass is one I used on my desk at work to hold pens and other odds and ends. I wish I had some green Depression glass cause I think it's particularly beautiful as well. Thirdly I love grape hyacinths. They are one of the first flowers of spring and they are so cute. In Ash Grove where I grew up we had a lot of them around the house and next to the bigger hyacinths. My brother and I would "shoot" them at each other. We would gather a handful of the little grape balls and throw them like confetti. It was better than the rock fights my Grandma would tell us of surviving when she grew up. Are we just a softer gentler generation?
Well, gotta get goin'. Goodbye now! Have a great day! God love ya!
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Friday, March 24, 2006
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
The first cross stitch I did was from a kit that my Sunday school teacher Linda gave me one year. I love it still!
The John 3:16 plaque is one my Grandma Josephine had up near the phone at her house where I grew up. It's a special momento and beautiful holy reminder.
Blogger has been having problems or I would have blogged for St. Patrick's Day. I took Eric and Daniel last Friday to St. Joseph's for the soup supper, stations of the cross, and something new, family movie night. The feature was The Ledgend Of St. Patrick. It was a good time and Dad and Michael got to spend quality time too.
I've been working on Dulaan hats, but a call for last minute angels put me back at The Preemie Project knitting at full speed. I'm getting a package together to send at the end of the month and want to get it as full as I can. The need for white booties is the greatest. Also, since the addition of the Michigan chapter which will be going to TWO hospitals, they need some items to get their first donation up to par. They will be staggering the donations. The next scheduled donation for Michigan is in April, then May is for the Iowa chapter, then June is for Michigan, and so on. I am hosting the contest for boy outfits until May 1. It's a sad statistic that boys have a higher mortality rate than girls. Girl outfits are easy and fun to make, but the need for boy outfits is greaterand harder to find, so I proposed a contest to get more boy outfits. There will be really nice prizes for the winner. The amount of outfits sent in is the number of chances to win in the random drawing. It will be exciting to see how many are sent in.
Hope everyone has a wonderful and warm week!
PS. I changed the Iowa and Michigan months and now the post is accurate. Thanks Laura for pointing it out. Anyone who wants to join The Preemie Project yahoo group for the contest, you won't be sorry!
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Thought I'd include a few RED items for Project Spectrum. I really like splashes of RED in my decor, though I may use the Christmas sampler for the month of GREEN too. Don't forget to check out Red Sweaters. It looks kind of gory, but the subject IS war. It's amazing that she got so many people to knit the little sweaters. They would be great for Christmas decorations. One skein of RED Heart makes about 17 sweaters.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
F IS FOR....
I'm a firstborn and only daughter. Turning forty two years old tomorrow is not a big deal like other birthdays, and I'm really feeling ok with it. It's a part of the journey and I feel really fortunate to be celebrating each day here. My health is not the best, but I am hoping to get better as I get older. (Should F be for fantasy?!)
Faith, family, and friends are a big deal to me and having fun is a very necessary feature as well.
Flag Day is very special to me since it is my second son's birthday. The flag which symbolizes freedom (as opposed to license) is something I cherish and pray it flys high forever!
The story of Fatima is a very important part of the unfolding Catholic experience. I remember for many years studying the lives of the saints and about Mary and what 'those' Catholics thought was so special. After reading about Fatima I felt really cheated by the mainstream media. Why, this was a very important story! Why wasn't it getting better press! (Duh, the father of lies is in control of the world.) During the time of the miracle of the sun there were skeptics in the crowd, but afterwards they were believers. Let's face it there are amazing and awe inspiring things that happen on a daily basis everywhere. I guess it depends on what filters we see the world through. Do we see things with faith vision or sad self serving eyes?
So I guess to finish up this post, F is for fish frys on Fridays in Lent. Yum! I love fish!
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Busy, busy, busy here. Some of you have asked about the yarn (string) that I'm using for the Clapotis. It's Sinfonia 100% cotton 100g in Matizado Frambuesas color. Made in Mexico. It has a tendency to split a bit, so not enjoying that aspect. I just had to have it because of the color! I'm also using size 5 needles.
My dear late Grandma Josephine loved the color pink. I don't have a lot of pink as I prefer more purples and blues. The fabric this is makeing is light and a lot thinner than the silk yarn I used for the first Clapotis I did. It will make a good spring scarf.
I am having a bit of trouble downloading pics this morning for some reason, so I hope you'll see my meager progress and enjoy the Project Spectrum entries as well. Must run!!!