Thursday, September 20, 2007

Finally got the computer back...

My DD has been using the computer at night and I can't seem to find time in the morning so she is at drama practice so I get the computer tonight. I also took pictures too....WAhhhooooo....

This is my faroese shawl...It is in Knitpicks shadow in sweetpea. I love the color and it is very simple but now that is 500+ stitches it takes a while to do a row. But down to the last 20 or so odd rows. Looking forward to getting it done.

This is my MS 3. I am only on like the beginning of the second clue. But I did have to frog once so that the pattern was clearer. This is my first serious lace project. I like a challenge so I think it is coming along great. I like to use the beads too. But this is taking a backseat to the one above. I am thinking that shawls will be my forte. I like to do them and am enjoying the portablity and that fact that how can a shawl NOT fit..... I am already starting to think of my next shawl project.
Not too much going on is raining here today so that slows harvest for a few days. Since it is raining it feels cold too. So the propane heaters are going and I am finally warm today. I have been cold all day. I think I might go and enjoy my evening by sitting in bed and watching TV and knitting. Might even do the cup of tea thing...just feels like the night for it.
Wish me luck with finishing either one of these before the year is out.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Fall is arriving and winter is coming....

Fall is starting to make itself more apparent every day. The sunsets earlier and colder mornings. You never know what kind of day it will be could be cold or warm. Hard to dress for the day when it is freezing in the morning and by noon it is hot.

Oh well, making some head way on the Faroese shawl. About halfway done on the border.... Everything else is on the back burner for now. Busy with life and running everyone everywhere.
Just trying to get one project finished before I start something else. I am taking a quilting class tomorrow so that will be a fun thing to do for a change. It is nearby so it is easy to get to class after work.

Not much else going on here. Just busy with work and kids in school. Things are getting back to normal. I am going to scrap today and clean my craft room. It is such a Mess.....

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Pastor Bill Fretwell

He died suddenly last week at the age of 48 which is way too young if you ask me. But God didn't ask me so he called his servant home. I knew this man thru a committee we served on together for the youth of our community. He had a passion for Christ and for his family including every Christian and person in town. He was always ready for a laugh and told funny stories. He was also a peacemaker and wanted to see every side of problem and understand it to effect a fair and reasonable solution. It is so hard to believe that he is gone and will only be remembered from recorded sermons and family memories. He won't get to see his younger children grow up and become adults. He won't get to hold anymore grandchildren which he so loved.

I know he made an impact on my life that I will be forever grateful. He was a good example of how a Christian should be and so very dedicated to his family and his job. I hope that his church will grow and fly on their own. I think that they are well on their way to that. You see the night the of his death there was a tornado that ripped thru the town. His church and his little corner of town were spared for the most part but that allowed his concregation to devote themselves to helping others and giving of themselves like their pastor did all the time. I think that he would have been more than proud of his flock and he would say "Well done".

Please keep thoughts and prayers for this family and the town as well. The next few weeks are going to hard and hectic. For those interested I will have links to the stories.