This weekend the first cycle of services were celebrated at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Humble, TX. The temple and trapeza were built by our parishioner, Liviu Costin, in an amazing labor of love. The iconography is being done by our multi-talented choir director, John Lickwar. This is now a parish of the OCA … Continue reading Blessing a new church
Yes, it's been quite the hiatus in posting. The end of the school year was very busy and I just gave myself permission to go on a blog vacation. Back to more regular posts now. The above photos are from a last-minute jaunt to Holy Archangels Monastery near Kendalia. It's always good to go, but … Continue reading Monastery trip
I have multiple parallel projects going on. I didn't even bother to include photos of all of them. The following are the most active projects: I started the little sweater for my niece-to-be. I think it will turn out well. I have an order of toy censers to fill for St. Tikhon's bookstore. With … Continue reading Busy Bee
We got to church early before Vespers yesterday so I took the little ones outside to get the wiggles out. The first wave of blackberries is done but there's a second wave coming. We discovered that someone planted Easter lilies all along a wooded border. They're going to be blooming in the next week. It's … Continue reading Outdoor exploring
I was tickled pink to realize yesterday that there is a yarn store not five miles from the house. (Father, not so much: "Would you like me to go with you? To hold your purse?") I was looking for just the right yarn to use with this pattern to make my upcoming niece a sweater. … Continue reading In which I find a yarn store
I just finished this looooong project and put it in the shop. Here's the description: "When you purchase this baby blanket, you are truly purchasing a one-of-a-kind item. The technique used to produce the argyle pattern out of regular variegated yarn is called "color pooling," and it can be quite fiddly. Most color-pooled items are … Continue reading Argyle Blanket
We're a bit delayed because of the past two weeks of colds/flu, but Pascha lasts 40 days! This morning we did a couple rounds of egg-hunting for Moppet and Mittens. Mittens took it very seriously.
Head to Cozy House Curios to purchase a new bag for the summer! (Hint, hint... Mother's Day is coming up soon too...)
The pictures speak for themselves.