Wednesday, July 27, 2011

We All Need Prayers

I belong to my church's Prayer Shawl Ministry and have finished up my second prayer shawl.  (Forgot to take a picture of the first one, which was done in a pretty sea-foam green color.)  This shawl was made using a purple yarn that was donated to our group.  

I don't think the photographs do the yarn color justice.  


The pattern was found in a great little book called Crochet Prayer Shawls by Leisure Arts.  I love quite a few of the patterns found in the book.  I already have some yarn stashed away to make another.

I enjoy making them and LOVE that they go to those who are in need of a warm hug and prayers!  Each shawl is blessed and a list of prayers and bible passages are attached to each.

I'm still reading Secrets of Harmony Grove.  Enjoy your day, be a blessing to others and go browse the other great blogs at SmallThings Yarn-Along!!  

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yarn-Along with Small Things

This is my grandmother!  She turned 92 on July 17th.  I made here a Queen Annes Lace Scarf, which she requested be made in a cream color.  Doesn't it look nice on her?  She's a crocheter herself and still loves to make washcloths, hotpads and creating anything with the "v-stitch".  The pattern can be found here on my Ravelry and is really fun to do!  Just like the chips - you can't make just one because you want to try them in different colors and yarns!  Reading Secrets of Harmony Grove; yet another Amish-themed book.  Read the Creation story and the story of Adam and Eve out of our New Catholic Picture Bible last night.  My youngest son is in vacation bible school this week and we are reading each night from his book.  Take care and have a great Wednesday reading all these great posts here at Small Things blog.

Monday, July 18, 2011

92 Years Young!!!!!

Happy Birthday Grandma!
We LOVE you!

We celebrated my Grandma turning 92 yesterday with a picnic-style birthday party.  She still crochets herself and loves doing the v-stitch.  I made her a cream-colored Anne Scarf which can be found on my Ravelry

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tooty Fruity Crocheting

I have finished my summer fruit dishcloths and couldn't be happier with how they turned out.  They are bright and cheery and can make this household chore just a bit less mundane.  I have to admit that I haven't used them yet though.  I will though - believe me!  Can't decide if I want to add seeds to the watermelon or just leave it plain.  The pattern is a basic crochet circle and changing yarn colors.  I was inspired by the lovely blogger here.  I did not fold mine in half though so that I could use them in the sink.  Want to make a lime and an apple now.

I am also inspired by much talent found at SmallThings yarn-along!!!  I just finished reading The Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark.  I have just started A Stranger's Wish by Gayle Roper.  I'm on an Amish-themed reading binge right now it seems, but I do enjoy them.  Go check it out and join the yarn-along too.

Have a great day!  Our family's trying to stay cool here, been much too hot these past days (112 heat index - yikes!!)