Sunday, April 24, 2011


Lily is progressing nicely. I only have to knit the front borders and all the knitting will be done. She is quite warm, itchy and gangly to knit right now and will be glad when she is done. I do not look forward to weaving in thousands of ends.

Whirly Socks

These socks were fun to knit but you do need to pay attention. I used a skein of Opal I found in my sock yarn drawer. Make sure you do the socks so they whirl in opposite directions. You can find the pattern at

Happy Easter

I received this from Political Chips:

Happy Easter to you and your families! As we continue to fight for our country, let's never forget our victory has already been declared!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.~John 3:16

A Prayer for Easter
How wonderful, how marvelous, is Your love, Jesus! To think that You were willing to go through that for me!

What a day of rejoicing that must have been when You rose and realized it was all over--You had won the victory! You had accomplished Your mission. You had made the way for the world to be saved. You had gone through the horrors of Hell and death for us, and it was over.

You arose in victory, joy, liberation, and freedom from the hands of evil men, never to have to go through that again--and You did it all to spare us the same. Now we can say with the apostle Paul, "O death, where is your sting? O Hades [grave], where is your victory?" (1 Corinthians 15:55-57).

As I think of the seemingly terrible defeat that You suffered and how it resulted in such a tremendous victory, it fills me with wonder and gives me such hope and peace. Surely You and Your love will see me through whatever troubles may come my way, from now till eternity! Amen.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bleeding Hearts

My bleeding heart has taken off like a spaceship and looks beautiful. I planted it last year. Mom has had one for as long as I can remember; she always said to plant it on the North side of the house. So mom here it is.

Saturday, April 09, 2011


The redbud is budding out, they are so pretty.


Spud is done and Spud is done. I made two lambs, they were fun but a lot of work. I am not really good at embroidering faces but I think they are cute anyway. The one picture shows all the pieces. Since they are going to girls I made the hair pink.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011


I was going to leave Lily til this Fall because she is so hot to work on. However the two pieces of Monet's Water Lily are arriving and will be here til August. Now I have that incentive to get working on her and get her done. I want to go see the real Lily and wear my Lily and take my picture. If I could only finish knitting Lily with the real Lily for inspiration. Alas the second sleeve is almost done, then on to the border and weaving in 8 gazillion ends and block her.

Is Spring Finally Here

The Bradford Pear are finally in bloom, they are beautiful but not very wind resistant and many don't get real big here before the high winds take them down. The jonquils are gorgeous and I was gonna pick the bouquet and bring in the house but they last longer and they add that splash of yellow to the yard. The chickadees have been eating a lot lately, wonder if they are leaving soon. They are so cute.