The [unnamed] Celtic Cross Blanket Here's a close-up of the simple knot-work: The Cross itself: And the entire blanket: You may notice I said "unnamed" above. That's right. I like to give each blanket a saint's name. For this blanket I felt a saint from Ireland, Scotland or the British Isles in general (first millennium) … Continue reading Crocheted Celtic Cross Baby Blanket
This is my favorite recipe for lentil soup. I make it all year, but it seems especially wonderful in the fall. Unfortunately, with highs still in the low to mid 90s here, it doesn't feel like fall. But we can dream! The recipe I make I adapted (quite freely) from a cookbook I inherited from … Continue reading Plain and Good
Since we're in the postfeast of the Exaltation of the Cross, this is appropriate. The Power of the Cross ~ The Hodja Who Became a Christian According to reliable sources, a well-known Hodja (Muslim theologian) of Egypt with his family abandoned Islam and were baptized Christians. As he says, it was because of a miracle. The … Continue reading One miracle of the Cross
I can't help but find this article on the re-naming (i.e.-rebranding) of "Global Warming" very amusing. It sounds very much like Kentucky Fried Chicken changing to "KFC"...officially. I remember the explanation was so the focus wouldn't be so much on "fried chicken" but other parts of their menu, but it seemed all too likely they thought the … Continue reading You inadvertent climate modifier, you!
I know I ask for an awful lot of prayers, but prayer works! And part of our job is to pray for one another. This little angel's name is Mariana. She was born with a severely defective liver and was put on the transplant list only two weeks ago. She was granted a transplant three days ago on Monday and … Continue reading New Prayer Request
The only thing man has is his will, and God helps him according to this will. This is why I say that all the good things we may have are gifts from God. Our works are zero, and our virtues are a long series of zeros. We must try to constantly add zeros and beseech … Continue reading "…a long series of zeros."
I've finally updated the shop with prices, types of yarn available, etc. The only things I don't have up yet are pictures of bonnets or the smaller blankets. I'm also considering starting a photo gallery. If you would like to have a picture of your blanket in use placed in the gallery, just e-mail me … Continue reading Shop Updated!
This might just turn me into a confirmed coffee-drinker! How would you like to get a cup of coffee, settle comfortably into a chair, and watch and listen to an actor (complete with British accent) read from a literary classic? Now you can! (This, one of my favorite scenes from Pride and Prejudice, is quite nice.) (h/t … Continue reading Wow! Where’s the coffee…?
I feel bad that I've never shared this hilarious blog with all of you. Rarely do I come across a blog that makes me laugh every. single. time. Plus, she's brutally honest about parenting. Did I say brutally? Here's an excerpt: It's kind of like driving around your old car forever, until you can afford … Continue reading Pure and Lovely
O Lord save thy people and bless Thine inheritance Grant victory to Orthodox Christians over their adversaries And by virtue of Thy cross Preserve Thy habitation! Joyous Feastday!