"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Christmas cards for homeless kids

I designed and wove a tapestry and put the image of the finished weaving on Christmas cards. The cost of each card with an envelope is 3.25 Canadian dollars. Fifty cents of each card is going directly to purchase food for northern BC homeless youth. You pay for the  actual shipping; however if your order is 39.00 US dollars the shipping is free if you have them mailed to a continental US address. You will be reimbursed for any shipping overcharges. You should receive your card(s) within one to three weeks. If you like you can help me share the love by purchasing a card(s) at my Etsy shop:

Sunday, 21 October 2018

To cover or not?

A year ago I read this in my bible, "out of respect for the heavenly angels who are in attendance at worship, women ought to wear something on their heads." 1 Cor. 11:10 2 Timothy 3:16 tells us, "ALL scripture is God-breathed." Isn't it dangerous when you start taking out parts of the bible because it doesn't fit into the culture of our day? Or because it isn't something that you want to do?
I began to wonder - was I missing out on a blessing because I wasn't wearing a covering? I decided to give it a try for a year. It wasn't easy to sew a covering that I felt comfortable wearing. I do not wear it all the time but I do wear it most of the time. What did I learn? It encouraged greater simplicity in my attire and I pray more. I hope that when other's see me they will consider their own relationship with God. I wish that I had started wearing a covering many years ago.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Happy socks

I knit socks because the little things do matter. The reality is hand knit socks last a long time and they are hard wearing. Every summer I inspect our socks for wear and do any necessary mending. When they are worn out - and this takes years - they can be composted. There is an excellent book on sock knitting. It is called, "The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook" by Lynne Vogel. Not only does it discuss various ways to knit socks it also is about how to repair them. This year I started out with the intent to knit a proper pair of gray socks. By the time I got to the foot I realized they were too melancholy and plain gray was definitely not for me. What they needed was color - like my other socks. So I added a few bright stripes in the foot and now they are my happy socks.
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