Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
The strange thing is I have learned that 3 other nieces or nephews are expecting new additions to their families in the next 5 months. I think I am going to have a busy summer knitting, seems like I can never keep up with afghans lately for all the babies being born. I may have to find an easier and faster pattern to follow.
Off to visit with everyone. Hope you all have a wonderful evening. God bless.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I think they turned out very well and were so easy to make. Other than the hems the whole sewing spree lasted about 4 hours off and on throughout the weekend. These used up some fabric remnants that I have had for a few years. I am now planning to make a few more and use up those pieces of fabric that I picked up at rummage and garage sales. In fact I have one cut out and ready to start this Friday after work. Who knows I may even get another one ready to go! I had forgotten how much fun it is just to sew for me!
Off to visit you all now. Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This is the beginning of my project. Harvey was certainly surprised when he came up from working on our income tax about a half an hour after I started to see this.The finished project and to think it only cost me some time as I already had everything else in my craft room. The wreath adds a bit of colour to my entryway, and I used up things that might have been tossed eventually.
Then of course the week before Easter saw me also getting some treats ready for the students in the class. First it was melt the chocolate.
Next I poured both white and milk chocolate into some molds I had in the house added some sucker sticks. Voila, the perfect treat for hungry students. The only cost was the chocolate and I managed to get that on sale.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
On Friday at 3 pm around the world Catholics gather to celebrate Good Friday. Here we venerate the Cross. While to non Christians around the world the cross is just a piece of wood to millions of Christians of all faiths it is a symbol of the agony that Christ underwent in order to fulfull God's plan.
Saturday night the church is dark, but magically comes alive with the light of hundreds of small flickering candles. On this Easter Vigil night, the priest blesses the fire we use to light the alter candles, lecturn candles, and of course the Easter Candle. He also blesses the water used for baptism that night (last night we had two adult baptisms, and confirmations as well). Finally after 40 days of Lent, we can once again sing Alleluia and the church rang with bells to celebrate that fact.
So between getting ready for all the services at church, the rush to get the children at school finished most of their work, and my busyness around the house I haven't made a post or visited anyone in awhile.
Both our boys are home, there was a bit of a scare that one of them would not be able to come and I will fill you all in on that in my next post (if I get up early enough I manage to get on the computer for a little while at least). I also hope to fill everyone in on other happenings around our little nest.
I will finish this off by wishing each and everyone of you a Joyous and Blessed Easter. Hope you all enjoy time with your families, and friends.