Yesterday I had to run to Kroger for something that Walmart didn't have. On the way in I admired the lovely colors of the plants and pumpkins on display in conjunction with the deep blue sky. It finally felt a little like fall. On the way out I couldn't help lingering a bit and even … Continue reading Mums
[updated with photos of Mittens wearing it at end] Last December I knit a sweater and hat for Mittens. The hat was precious and still fits (being stretchy). At the time I put the sweater on her I realized I hadn't left any room for growth. Darn it. I put it away at the end … Continue reading Lengthening a hand-knit sweater
Thank you, God, for: Cooler air. It's fall. Seeing Mittens in footed PJs for the first time since February. Coffee, drunk while it's still hot from the percolator. Ginger accepting his new vocabulary book with good grace. The ability to lengthen a sweater, too short since last winter. Unexpected business to create unexpected funds to … Continue reading Blessings
I can't begin to tell you how good these smell! I can't wait to use them. At the moment they're beautifying my tub. 😊 Olivation is owned and run by a parishioner and her mom. At the moment they're not taking online orders but check back later. The house containing the soap-making equipment and stored … Continue reading Olivation soaps
My thoughts on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day as posted on Lost Innocents. Light a candle at 7:00 PM to participate in the international wave of light in remembrance of our lost babies. * * * * * Today is October 15th, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. It's been over six years since … Continue reading Remembering
Yesterday Duchess and Flopsy helped me hold a tea party for Mittens and Moppet. Everyone dressed for it except the maid-of-all-work (me). The Mother Goose tea set was a gift to me from my parents (I was in high school at the time - still a lover of doll china). A good time was had … Continue reading Tea Party
And whoever gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.[Matt. 10:42] I was reminded by a friend today that "God honors even 'a cup of cold water.'" Many times we are confronted by something … Continue reading A cup of cold water
This elegant set in taupe is made from a yarn which is 70% bamboo, 30% silk. Very soft and drapey. Size 3-6 months. This green set is made from 100% superwash wool, size 12-18 months.
Glory to God for some seasonable weather! At 10 AM it's 64 degrees, sunny, with a wind out of the north at 10mph. A pity it will give way to highs of 89-91 over the next several days, but we'll enjoy it while we have it!