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
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.
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
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. [Psalm 8:4-5] I was watching the youngest two roll around on the floor this evening after pajamas and … Continue reading A little lower than the angels
A bruised reed He will not break... [Isaiah 42:3] We spent 7 hours Friday working on the new church and hall buildings. They needed to be prepared for painting which was actually quite a large task. The floors also had to be prepped for replacement tile in the hall and new flooring in the church. … Continue reading A Bruised Reed
Last year Elissa Bjeletich sent me her delightful Welcoming the Christ Child, a book of 40 family advent readings and matching ornaments. I loved it but felt that my youngest two were not going to appreciate it, so I saved it for this year. (You can read my review here.) One dilemma I had was … Continue reading Jesse Tree
Lately it's been busy and hot. Pretty much the usual. Cloud photography happens more days than not, and sometimes we get a bit of rain. We're in one of the few small parts of Texas that is not in a drought. I've made a few miniature sweaters. The first two went to Emily, the owner … Continue reading Dormition, Roses, Wool, Miniatures, and Clouds
[regular blog post at the bottom below the Yarn Along post] So these are some of my recent projects. All of these went into the shop (except that last in-progress photo) but only the miniatures are left. I do like making things people enjoy! Of course, if it's not enjoyable for me then it's hard … Continue reading Yarn Along for August
Was about to start making prosphora and looked up to see this...