I was tickled pink to get them, peeling paint and all. They're very solid and comfortable. But, of course, I knew they needed work. I only put it off for almost two years... Here they are! I finished scraping and repainting early this week. I found some material in the attic and already had some … Continue reading Remember these sad rocking chairs?
This has got to be one of the biggest cheats I've ever pulled in the kitchen. I mean, two ingredients? Less than 5 minutes of prep? Oh yes. My kind of recipe. And it was great. Kitchen Hack Poppy Seed Roll 1 package puff pastry 2 cans poppy seed filling (for instance:) 1. Allow the … Continue reading Kitchen Hack Poppy Seed Roll
I have absolutely nothing to show for this Wednesday's knit-along! I made six white cotton knitted washcloths for Mother's Day (three for my mother, three for my mother-in-law) and wrapped them up with some yummy soap, but I completely forgot to take pictures. Ah well. I remembered as I was walking into the door of … Continue reading Renovations
How should we (as adults) prepare to receive Holy Communion? 1. We should actually believe the Orthodox Christian faith. That's why the texts of the Liturgy refer to those receiving Communion as “the faithful,” and that's why we recite the Nicene Creed, a summary of our faith, before receiving. If we don't believe, then we … Continue reading Some Practical Aspects of Receiving Communion
There was a perfectly good, in lovely condition, button-down shirt of Flopsy's that she was offering for the thrift store bag. I took one look at it and saw a baby dress trying to get out. I'd seen those photos of men's dress shirts turned into baby dresses and figured I could do something with … Continue reading Baby dress from a girl’s button-down shirt: part 1
Our subdeacon's new orarion was too long and he was in danger of tripping on it. Father brought it home today and I took eight inches off each end (sixteen inches total). This is the same technique I have used for shortening an epitrachelion of Father's. I took photos as I went so I could … Continue reading Liturgical Sewing: Shortening an Orarion