Gorgeous afternoon, breezy, low humidity, 69. The windows are all open and it's bliss to sit in front of one and work on a censer. In the midst of this loveliness, there is grief. Please pray for the child of God, Austin, who killed himself, and for his family, particularly his grandfather, Doug, who had … Continue reading Loveliness and a prayer request
Month: January 2018
In this part of TX totality came very close to moonset this morning so we had some visibility problems, what with haze near the horizon and trees. The best view turned out to be from my bathroom window. Three of the children had asked to be awakened early to see it. I think they were … Continue reading Lunar Eclipse
Panettone toasted with butter. What I offered for breakfast. Moppet has recently begun eating peanut butter! This is a triumph because she gets so little protein. She won't eat any meat or fish, and the only beans she eats are baked beans (and that's practically dessert). I've never been so happy to fix a peanut … Continue reading Tuesday
Blue and Green Shawl
This is the final wintry project to go in the shop until next fall. The previous shawl sold within a day so if you missed out then, you have a second chance! This one is incredibly soft and warm, yet lightweight. Nothing fancy here: just a simple, hand-knit shawl in blue and green. Find it … Continue reading Blue and Green Shawl
Flannel Crib Quilt
100% cotton flannel. Soft, warm, hand-quilted. Available in the shop.
Aprons and Scarves
Moppet and Mittens wanted to be like Duchess (she promised bubble blowing outside if they helped):
As you may remember me mentioning recently, I lost 50 pounds last year. Actually, I've lost 55. I'd like to make that 60, but those last few are yo-yo-ing up and down. Surprisingly I'm not too bothered by it. I suppose if I were more bothered, I would put more effort into losing them, but … Continue reading Dieting Non-Advice
Mittens enjoyed her birthday last Monday. She's been practicing to be two for a few months so now she has her license. We floundered around when trying to come up with a theme and I was insistent that it not be over-the-top because she's TWO, for crying out loud, and won't remember a thing. We … Continue reading Two!
Be as one dead
Once St. Macarius sent a young monk to a cemetery to praise the dead. The monk did this, going to the cemetery and saying all sorts of complimentary things to the dead buried there. The next day, St. Macarius asked him to return to the cemetery, but this time to say bad things about the … Continue reading Be as one dead