Because I hate repeating myself, head over to The Siren's Call to read about our local aftermath and see pictures. We're doing fine! Thanks for all the prayers.
[Saturday Update: The dam level has been lowered 2 1/2 feet, and there are other operations taking place. It is beginning to look like disaster may have been averted but we're not in the clear yet. Thank you for your prayers.] [UPDATE: It appears that they are doing a controlled release. I had not previously … Continue reading Percy Quin Dam [with updates]
I took some video shots of the storm a little while ago. Feel free to go have a look!
Today has been a strange day. Mostly waiting because most things have been done. I'm working on finishing the laundry so we'll have clean clothes to last us for a while if need be. Everyone is getting in the tub this afternoon too. I've made sure the children have played outside as much as possible … Continue reading Today’s goings on
Today is the first anniversary of the repose of our beloved Archbishop Dmitri. May his memory be eternal!
"A brother asked Abba Nisthero the Great: 'What good work should I do, that I may attain thereby to eternal life?' The Elder answered: 'Not all activities are equally appropriate for everyone. For Scripture tells us that Abraham was hospitable, and God was with him; that Elias loved stillness, and God was with him; and that David was … Continue reading Not all activities are equally appropriate
True to my word I won't be posting here about weather-related items. I am following closely the progress of TS Isaac on The Siren's Call and anyone who is either a weather-nut or who is interested in my well-being can feel free to keep up with events there. I have a post going right now … Continue reading TS Isaac
This is where I'm going to answer questions about the giveaway items so I don't mess up the comment numbering by commenting myself. 1. (From Monica) "I do like those kitchen items, especially the oven mitt - I've been looking at patterns to make them but wasn't sure they'd really work to protect. Is it … Continue reading Questions Answered
First I thought I'd giveaway a set of my dishcloths/cleaning cloths/hot pads. Then I thought, why not offer a choice between two sets? THEN Father said, "why not give a first and second prize, the first prize gets to choose which one he/she wants?" What a great idea. SO, we are doing a DOUBLE GIVEAWAY. … Continue reading Double Giveaway!
This pattern makes a wonderfully cushy, ribbed dishcloth. It would also make a nice washcloth, in my opinion. I recommend using 100% cotton yarn because it actually gets wet and is very washable. It will stretch out a bit when it's wet but once it's washed and dried it goes right back to the original … Continue reading Free Pattern for Ribbed, Crocheted Dishcloth