On June 24th we celebrated the birth of St. John the Forerunner. One of the Old Testament readings that morning was from Judges 13, the story of Manoah and his barren wife. Now, the story of Manoah has always seemed very funny to me. [Judges 13:2-24] There was a certain man of Zorah, of the … Continue reading Manoah and his Wife
Joyous Feastday!!! Troparion - Tone 4 First-enthroned of the apostles, teachers of the universe: Entreat the Master of all to grant peace to the world, and to our souls great mercy! Kontakion - Tone 2 O Lord, Thou hast taken up to eternal rest and to the enjoyment of Thy blessings the two divinely-inspired preachers, … Continue reading Sts. Peter and Paul
But I couldn't shut up a sweet bird like that in a cage anyway. He (she?) eventually figured out how to get off the porch.
I'm working on this quilt for a friend expecting a baby in November. Let's hope it's done by then. (: I asked her if she wanted something quilted or crocheted and she chose a quilt. The only other thing she said was that she liked green. I had seen some quilts with little trees on … Continue reading Little Trees Quilt [updated]
The raccoon saga, that is. We set a trap last night but the clever thing walked in and out first with a banana and then with half a peanut butter sandwich. I came up with another idea for how to rig it so the raccoon would actually trigger the release but decided not to do … Continue reading And so the saga ends…
I dare share this! It was fun to make. [description: Greek Orthodox monastery in White Haven, PA. (link: http://www.holyprotectionmonastery.org/) Music is "O Victorious Leader" sung by choir of St. Symeon the New Theologian in Birmingham, AL on their CD "Fire and Light". (CD available here: http://www.birminghamorthodox.com/home/cd-samples)%5D
Quick housekeeping post to say that I've had to turn word verification back on comments. Because I allow anonymous comments I have been deluged by spammers. I hadn't realized it because the new blog format doesn't actually give a number next to the word "spam" in the comment section. I happened to click on it … Continue reading Comments and Spam
[Posted on The Siren's Call but also relevant here] Long time no post! The weather here has been pretty nearly uniformly hot and mostly humid. Now and again we'll get a little much-needed rain. The showers are all scattered so it's terribly hit-and-miss, some areas getting dumped on and others still parching. Luckily we've had … Continue reading Storms at Indian Pass
You remember the cleaning cloths I made a while ago? I decided it was fun and a good excuse to use whimsical fabric. Plus, they're so small that it takes no time at all and is instant gratification. (: I hunted around in my stash for nifty fabrics that might go together and hit the … Continue reading More Utility Cloths!
Just for kicks I added a poll on the sidebar just above the "followers" widget. If you feel so inclined would you identify what creed you profess? I'm just curious like that. The poll closes in a week. Let's hope curiosity hasn't killed me by then: