A few weeks ago I got interested in color pooling. This is a crochet technique using variegated yarn (with certain specific characteristics) to produce certain color patterns by planning your stitches. The worst part is starting, but there is a good tutorial on that. Your first tip is to pick the right yarn. Here is a … Continue reading Color Pooling: Some Troubleshooting and Hints
I realized that I am several blog posts behind. January and February have been busy months and I got behind and never caught up. Father and Pickles share a birthday in the first half of January. We decided that we would use our gift cards for the Cheesecake Factory (a gift to all of us … Continue reading January Birthdays
As I mentioned a few days ago I recently had an idea to make some smaller toy censers. Mittens was starting to swing her arm in imitation of Father when she watched him cense in church, but the size I was making would have overwhelmed her stature. In addition, she would just take the charcoal … Continue reading Toddler Censer in the Shop
On Saturday the child of God, George, was baptized at our parish, St. Cyril of Jerusalem. Father is the godfather and Fr. Joseph Huneycutt was the presiding priest. My photography skills are lacking and the lighting in the church makes taking photos in focus a particular challenge, but the baptism itself was beautiful. Many thanks … Continue reading The baptism of George Jacob
There's a bank of azaleas blooming on the other side of the church and the girls suggested I take some photos after church. It's a good idea because by the time I'm taking Pascha photos the flowers will be long gone. They're just wearing church clothes although Mittens is wearing a hand-smocked dress made for … Continue reading Just the Girls
I made a prototype toddler version of the toy censer and am pleased with it. It's all one piece, no bells, and overall smaller than the regular toy censer. As soon as I finished I handed it over to mittens (almost 13 months) to beta test it for me. It may be washable but I'm … Continue reading Toddler Censer
I left some Valentine's Day treats out on the table for the children to find at breakfast yesterday. Yesterday was also the 20th anniversary of our engagement. This photo is from the wedding instead, but I like it. 😊
Friday we took a family day-trip over to Kendalia, TX to visit Holy Archangels. I had never been before and was really looking forward to it. Fr. Michael opened to church for us. The interior is beautiful. I only have a few pictures because I wanted to be discreet. (There are photos and video on … Continue reading Visit to Holy Archangels Monastery
Mittens likes to play on the treadmill. The pack-n-play is parked right next to it and when I looked up just now she was using it for a barre.
I just listed many new items for Valentine's Day in the shop! Take a look!