Sunday, January 25, 2009


My blog has been a little serious the last few posts, so here's some craftiness to mix it up a bit :) I think I may have too many projects going on! So, to help myself I must make a list:

1. I cut out a pair of PJ pants from a pink sheet bought from Goodwill - I think I will sew them up today. The great part of sewing from a sheet is that since there is a seam on the bottom I don't have to put in a hem!
2. I have been diligently knitting at lunchtime on the baby blanket for hubby's cousins baby who is probably almost 6 months old by now! I figure if I at least do one or two rows every day or two I'll get it done eventually!
3. Sort of a secret knitting project since it is going to be a gift - BUT I found the cutest pattern for a dish towel at the knitting pattern central - and I can't wait to try it out! It's one that has a shape knitted into it in a texture. I bought the yarn yesterday at Joann's. Can't for the life of me remember what color my friends kitchen is, so picked fairly neutral colors!
4. I found this fun package of sequins, beads, and pins at the thrift that was like a kit to make a Christmas ornament. I did not exactly want to make an ornament since Christmas was over when I started it - I had a styrofoam shape of a tree and at first thought it might not turn out Christmasy. But, it is so once I finish I'll just put it away for next year. It's turning out cute though - I wrapped the tree in ribbon and am sticking the beads and sequins all over with the pins. Very sparkly.
5. Felt and glitter - so many options! I am going to make some sort of Valentine decorations...possibly a wall hanging thing? I don't know, I just know I love glitter and felt LOL!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Delayed reaction I guess :)

Okay, so tomorrow being the 15th means I'm either early for my scripture memory verse or late for the one on the 1st. LOL Whoops. Since I'm pretty much late for everything I guess that means I'm late! Whichever way I am, I did memorize a verse. Here goes:
The spirit of the lord is on me because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight to the blind to release the oppressed and to proclaim the year of the lord's favor. Luke 4:18-19 (!)
Okay, so I did type it from memory but then retouched a couple of words because I have restore instead of recovery of sight for the blind and I forgot the "he has sent me to proclaim". But, not bad anyways huh?
I had been racking my brain like what am I going to memorize??? And, so I was doing my morning devotion working on my bible study and it's in Luke (Beth Moore's Jesus the one and Only) and RIGHT as I started to read that verse the song that started playing was Mandisa unshackled or unchained or something like that can't remember the name of the song (hee hee I was doing a memory verse and can't even remember the name of a song?) but anyway the one line says "Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance" and I LOVE that song! So I'm grooving at the kitchen table to that song and read that verse and just knew it was the one!
I have to say that I have really enjoyed memorizing....and it gives me a new respect for public speakers. It is hard to even memorize two lines, I can't imagine memorizing a whole speech! It has also given me a new focus on His word! Which I love, love, love. The other night, I felt my mood turn downwards, so I started to try and bring up in my mind the verses....and my mood not only lifted I forgot about why I was spiraling down. You know how it is you have to experience things for yourself to truly "get it". I had read this book, "Loving God with All Your Mind," which is about capturing your thoughts. I think it had a part about memorizing scriptures, and I never really tried it. I'm so relieved to have another tool to use! I wonder what my next verse will be???

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Valentines Swap

Ya-hoo! I'm so glad for an excuse to work on Valentine's Day stuff!!!! I wanted to put up Vday stuff this past weekend but held off because my husband said he's still enjoying the Christmas. I've broken my own rule of changing over holiday decor on New Year's day! Oh, well. So, my point is, I have been given my swap partner for Jen's Be My Vintage Valentine Swap. I think this one will be fun! My partner is Melissa.