Monday, July 28, 2008
We found Marcia working in her garden--one of her favorite hobbies. She was trying to get as much done before her surgery so that she could enjoy being in her garden while she healed. Marcia shared with us the decisions that she had been having to make and the roller coaster of emotions that she had been experiencing. We cried and prayed with her while she wrapped her shawl around herself.
It is now July. Marcia has experienced some difficulties following her surgery, but she seems to be doing well and getting the treatments that she needs. She had been at church and looks fantastic!
"The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail." Isaiah 58:11
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Miss Mary Lou is such a sweetheart! She is suffering from lymphoma and is currently living in a nursing home. I had not seen her in a while and didn't recognize her--until I saw those eyes and her great smile. She was smiling the whole time I was there. And she seemed to enjoy getting her picture taken. We talked about her family and her grandson--and then we prayed together about her health and for God to keep her close. This prayer shawl had Miss Mary Lou's name on it from the time it was cast on the needles. It was such a great feeling to give it to her with all of those prayers that we prayed over it. Ricky Nelson said it best--"So Hello Mary Lou--Goodbye heart!"
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Keep Jan in your prayers for a speedy recovery!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
This shawl pattern is linked at the top of the left hand side of the page. It's a great looking prayer shawl and fun to knit as you get to really "think" on this one! It is not a hard pattern even for a newbie like me! The pattern suggests using the Lion Brand Homespun yarn although this particular shaw was knit with a wool blend. A fun and fast knitter!
Books to Knit By (from Vogue Knitting magazine):
Death of a Prankster by M.C. Beaton
Miss Marple series by Agatha Christie
Needlecraft Mysteries by Monica Ferns
Died in the Wool: a Knitting Mystery by Mary Kruger
Knit One, Kill Two; Needled to Death; & A Deadly Yarn by Maggie Selton
Miss Silver series by Patricia Westworth
Knitting by Anne Bartlett
Treasure Forest by Cat Bordhi
The Shop on Blossom Street & A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber
Storm Tide by Elisabeth Ogilvie
Light on Snow by Anita Shreve
Sadie Shapiro's Knitting Book by Robert Kimmel Smith
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kathleen Jacobs
Knitting Under the Influence by Claire LaZebnik
The Neighbours by Fredrika Bremer
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Adam Bede by George Eliot
Mary Barton; Cranford; Ruth; North and South; & Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
Hope On, Hope Ever by Mary Howitt
Hester by Margaret Oliphant
Knitting-work: a Web of Many Textures by B.P. Shillaber
For even more novels about or that mention knitting, visit http://woolworks.org/bookref.html
Once well and overly fed mind you, we finally got around to the knitting portion of our evening . . . after all, that is our main purpose.
We were so thrilled that Bonnie joined our knitting group last evening and are hoping she will become a regular! She definitely has the modeling down!
Rebecca and many more who are currently suffering with various trials, illness, etc. Lynn led us in our closing "benediction" so to speak and asked a special blessing on Brenda, Bill and Brenda's brother and sister as they will be leaving on a 10 day trip to Europe! We wish them Godspeed! Don't forget those souvenirs, Brenda!