Yesterday we drove over to Holy Archangels Monastery near Kendalia, TX. It was an absolutely lovely day! The only thing to mar it was Mittens running into a cactus with her foot. One of the spines went through her shoe into the instep. It was obviously very painful but by this morning we were afraid … Continue reading Trip to Holy Archangels
I have no shiny resolutions for 2019. I don't think it's that I'm jaded; I think I'm just in a day-to-day survival mode. After 10 or so days with not more than 2 consecutive hours of sleep, it happens. When small children are sick it consumes your life. I'm not so much pessimistic as I … Continue reading Collecting Thoughts
...to end 2018. It was a stunner! (Watch the time-lapse at the bottom too.)
Flopsy did very well in the choral conducting class offered this past fall by the OCA's Department of Liturgical Music. She conducted about half of Liturgy today. Oh, and this baby cardigan is nearly done (needs ends woven in, blocking, and buttons). I'm starting s matching hat and will probably make little socks too.
A few weeks ago I made a new doll. Here are some of the progress photos: Above: head form finished; stretching skin over it Below: face embroidered Above: hair crocheted and stitched to the head (she has a bun) Below: body sewn, stuffed, and stitched to upper body Above: trying to figure out the scarf … Continue reading Orthodox Nun Waldorf Doll
This past weekend we had the first services in our new church. We blessed the church and hall as well. Many people worked for months, weeks, days, and hours to clear property, prepare foundation, move buildings, construct decking and stairs, clean, paint, connect plumbing and electricity, and move in. I can't begin to enumerate all … Continue reading Church Transformation
+George H. W. Bush June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018 Memory eternal!
https://youtu.be/AiUp5ZBEBK4 Some folks have asked for the music to the hymn the choir sang last Sunday so I'm providing the PDF here. The original is available on Podoben but the choir liked the arrangement (a few minor changes) our girls came up with more. PDF: the-jesus-prayer-our-arr.pdf Images:
Advent always seems to be a particularly busy season. This is easy to explain: it's the busiest time of year for my shop, we're beginning preparations for Christmas, there is a lot of hand-made work going on by multiple family members which requires my help, and we're still doing schoolwork, of course. This year we've … Continue reading Preparation