Friday, February 26, 2010

A Hymn for Friday

I sing the Mighty Power of God

I sing the mighty power of God, that made the mountains rise,

That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.

I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;

The moon shines full at his command, and all the stars obey.

I sing the goodness of the Lord, that filled the earth with food,

He formed the creatures with his Word, and then pronounced them good.

Lord, how your wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,

If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.

For devotions each day my family and I have been singing some hymns from a CD that teaches you four part harmony. So far we have only learned the melody of the songs. But it is fun to sing them. We are singing three songs at the moment. I thought I would share the words with you all, on one of them. Even with out the music to go along, the words are pretty. :-)

I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Busy Hands

Whoosh! Another week gone by. Thursday, here once again. My mom, sisters and I have been trying to get our schedule a bit more organized and focused more on the important things in our day. So, I haven't had as much time as I have wanted for blogging. Today I had more time on my hands. So, I am posting. I have several projects I have been working on lately. Mostly involving knitting. Some sketching, knitting, and sewing.

I am working on knitting a blanket, a scarf, and hopefully soon this hat. :)
I finished a dishcloth yesterday for my mom and have been knitting a lot.
Lately I have been in a knitting mood.
I hope to sew a skirt this Saturday as well. I have the fabric and I am looking forward to start sewing it.

I have been sketching a lot lately as well. I bought a sketching notebook on my birthday and I have been using it a lot. I also have some new Faber-castell pens. I love them!
The picture above is a sketch of my baby brother John. I am planning on doing another one of him by copying a photo him. I have not yet found the right picture to copy yet. :)
Here is a paper doll that I am making. I have yet to make clothes for her now.

I don't make pictures of men very often but I thought I would try. I saw this guy in a magazine and I decided to try and copy him. I don't think I did justice to what he really looks like. :)

I made her while watching the Emma movie on my birthday.

I am making a book just for Sam and Joe. This is one of the first pictures in the book. Joe on the right and Sam on the left. This is them getting dressed in the morning. It's not done yet for sure.

I hope you all are doing great!

I just thought I'd share all of this with you all. I have not forgotten my little blog, I have just been quite busy. :) I have two posts in mind which I will try to get written and posted next week, I hope. :)

Have a great Thursday!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Scripture for Thursday

1 Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.

3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.

4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

Psalm 1

I hope you are a having a blessed morning!

Pictures in memory of snow. :) Alas it has all melted.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Two Lovely Give Aways

Here are two lovely giveaways to enjoy.

Lindsay is having wonderful giveaway celebrating one year of blogging on Content in Christ.
Congratulations Lindsay!

Jasmine is also having a splendid giveaway for some paper dolls from Noble Rose Press.

I hope you are having a blessed evening!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

Today is a special day to celebrate and show your love to your friends and family.

As we celebrate today we should remember not only our family, but our awesome God and the giver of all love.

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
1 John 4 :16

I hope you have a blessed Valentine's day, friends!
Do you have any special plans for today? :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine knitted hearts

Here are some valentines that I am making. I decided to make knitted hearts this year and I will try and explain to you how I made them. I am not very good at explaining while knitting. So bear with me. :)

You will need yarn and three needles. Preferable all the same size. I used a number 4 needle.

Make a slip knot and stitch one. After each row increase one until you get to your seventh row. Knit two rows. Than keep increasing one each row, to row nine. Stitch two rows on row nine. Increase again on row ten.

Knit five stitches on each needle. Grab a spare needle and start knitting with five stitches.
Now with each row decrease one, until you are down to one stitch. Now cast off.
With your other five stitches place your other needle into the stitch. Like up top.

Now begin to knit with your skein once more by, placing it in between your two needles.

Stitch like normally, being careful not to lose your yarn. Now decrease each row like the other side, and cast off when you have one stitch left on your needle.
And your done! There are different ways of doing it but that is how I have been making mine.
I decorated with glitter, beads, ribbon, and knitting with two types of yarn.
Here are a couple of the ones I have made with different yarns.
With these two hearts, I used an embroidery needle and threaded the ribbon on to it.

Enjoy experimenting with this pattern. :)

It snowed from about 3:00 to 8:00 pm yesterday and left about 2 inches on the ground. :) Abby, Maggie, Sam and Joe. Went outside and played in it yesterday along with our neighbor. With her yard's snow and ours they had a good time.

The snow also canceled the Daddy Daughter Dance. But they're re-scheduling it soon. :)

Today I was able to play in the snow, too. With the left over snow we made a huge snow man/ woman. Which is about 5 foot 2 inches tall.

I am feeling a lot better than yesterday and still don't have a good appetite. This sickness has definitely opened my eyes to how blessed I am with good health so often.

My Daddy and John are both sick now too. :( John is still in wonderful spirits. He is getting better though. I keep praying that Sam, Joe and our Mom don't get it.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Leah is sick!

Leah is sick with the thing that has been going around the family, but she will probably be able to post tomorrow. :( :( :( So look for her valentine craft post tomorrow!

Abby, Leah's sister

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ramblings from the Jumbled mind......

I hope you all are well! I am and so is Maggie. But now Abby's caught the bug! :( We really thought it was all over. But this morning she too, started throwing up. I really hope nobody else gets it. (Sigh) Sickness can be depressing. But, that's the way it goes and if I can't stand a little sickness I am pretty wimpy. I mean, there are so many people way less fortunate than I am with health problems. I should praise God for how little I get sick.

We have to make 200 napkin-holder-type-thingys for Friday. My mom volunteered to help with the "Daddy Daughter Dance" this Friday. :) And our job is to decorate and assemble the napkin and silverware sets. We have done less than a third of the assembly so far. But if we keep on working on it. It should not take too long. Hopefully nobody else will be sick by then. :)

I have finally been digging in to crocheting. So far I am not doing so well. All the crocheting DVDs and Books I have seen look nothing like what my crocheting turns out like. But, I am trying...
I have been working more on my doll lately, too. No where near done. But I am getting there. :)

I have also been working on a valentine project which I will hopefully have a tutorial tomorrow for it. :) Valentine's day is coming up! ♥

Are you doing any thing special for the fourteenth? :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Biblical Modesty

9 I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
1 Timothy 2:9-10

Modesty to me is very important as we are living out a Christian example, in the way that it shows every one around us what Christ stands for. As we go through our activities Speaking to others and going through our lives as a Christian. There are two points that I have on modesty. Inwardly and Outwardly.

As we think, our minds should be focusing on modest and pure thoughts. We should strive for thoughts which are pure and good in the sight of the Lord. We should refrain from boasting, pridefulness and praising ourselves even inwardly.

With outward modesty I have three helpful ways in which keep our perspective on how to glorify God in our dress.

1. How much we cover. In what ever we wear we need to be aware if it is modest.
Does it reveal a lot of my skin in which I know God would not like? Does it hinder the people around me as they try to shield there eyes from nakedness? Is it revealing or showy? Does it give the wrong message to every one around me?Another test is to think: would my father agree with my clothing? When we dress ourselves we need to be asking these questions. We need to be aware of what is not modest and what is. Especially in the world today.

2. We also need to think about how tight our clothing is. Skin tight, I would not consider modest for it shows every curve of your body which may again give the wrong message. But we don't want our clothing to be so loose that it is frumpy and baggy and not at all feminine, which gets me to my last point.

3. In society today, we see men and women becoming more and more alike in actions, roles, and in clothing. As we strive for biblical lives we need to realize that God made Men and Women different in there roles and I think that this also means in the way we dress. We should dress like women in a sense of feminine clothing. But this does not mean we have to reveal and show off our form. In lovely and pretty clothing we should think on how it pleases God in not only modesty but as we are striving to be biblical women.

What blessing it is that God does not have strict and detailed rule on modest. He left it up to our responsibility. He has given us an important job and is counting on us as christians to keep His word.

Blessings to you all! It is another sunny day in Georgia!

My thoughts on modesty are not perfect and it is hard to express a lot of my opinoins. Do you have any rules that help you stay modest and feminine? I'd love to here from you! :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday ...

A bright and cheerful day for a change.

I have spent much of my time reading Stepping Heavenward by Elisabeth Prentiss.
It is a lovely book to read and very thought provoking on a sunny Sunday. :)

The Sun looks different in every picture I take of it. But each time it is photographed it's always just as beautiful. Kind of like God is. Each time we learn something new about Him, His character seems to improve making Him more and more amazing and awesome.

Today Maggie is sick and couldn't go to church. She has thrown up about five times today and last night. She has been sleeping and resting a lot, but She seems to be getting better little by little as the day has progressed. She got sick last night. But she is still in wonderful spirits.

The Super Bowl is also today! Are you rooting for a particular team? My Daddy is rooting for the Colts. It'll be on any minute!

(Sorry for my lack of posts. I have been quite busy this week but I am trying to get better! I have two awards to post about.)

Blessings on your Sunday!