I have been increasingly convinced that it is in my best interest and the best interest of my family, for me to significantly decrease my presence online. Over a long period of time I gradually stopped looking at the news (online - we don't have television) and deleted all bookmarks to contentious sites. I'm mostly … Continue reading Stepping back from the fray
The usual definition of destashing is "to reduce your accumulation of fabric/yarn/whatever by selling it or donating it." I'm choosing to destash by using items that have languished. Periodically I will acquire yarn or fabric as a gift, from a child who no longer needs it, or (sadly) from a sale I couldn't pass up. … Continue reading Destashing
We've officially had over 6.5 inches of rain this month and it's only the 8th (with more rain in the forecast). I like rainy and stormy days, and I used to like stormy nights, but now it means I only get a small slice of bed to sleep on, what with all the extra thunderphobic … Continue reading Rain
Joyous Feast! We brought fruit to church for Father to bless after Liturgy today in honor of the feast. After coffee hour many of us trooped over to view a property we are considering for our new church home. A beautiful day, but quite hot! Please pray for us as we consider our next steps!
Loaves out and cooling for litya tonight.
While I've heard the Cherubic Hymn sung so badly it brought tears to my eyes, usually this is one of the most beautiful parts of the Divine Liturgy. (The key is not to sing something incompatible with the number of choir members, distribution of members among parts, or group ability and experience. A simple arrangement … Continue reading Cherubic Hymns
Everyone has favorite hymns! I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorites and see if we have any in common. Feel free to list some of your favorites in the comments (or on FB). In honor of the Dormition of the Theotokos (for which we're fasting right now), O Virgin … Continue reading Favorite hymns
Happy 20th Anniversary! https://youtu.be/CfooThshoeU
I had the thought recently that I could use some of my non-superwash wool to felt deliberately. I tend not to use it because, well, felting! Because I had primarily odds and ends I decided on a small project like a potholder. That may be one of the first things I ever crocheted so I've … Continue reading Felting wool knit
Words and phrases Mittens uses now: No Yeah!! (There is no calm "yes" in her vocabulary.) Yay! Peese (please) Tank (thanks) Ah done (all done) More Eat Baba (bottle) Coo-ee (cookie) Oh no! That one This one Want that Kitty Mommy Bye-bye Ah pane (air plane) Bir (bird) Papa