Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ella's Prescription for Holy Living

I found Ella's prescription for Holy Living several years ago. I can't remember which book it was in, maybe A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.

A couple of weeks ago I was sorting through a recipe box and found a 5X7 card on which I had handwritten the prescription. I'm putting the principles into practice. It's extremely slow going, especially with #1.

1. Never allow yourself to complain about anything, not even the weather.

2. Never picture yourself in any other circumstances or someplace else.

3. Never compare your lot with anothers.

4. Never allow yourself to wish this or that had been otherwise.

5. Never dwell on tomorrow -- remember that tomorrow is God's, not ours.



The Lord bless you and protect you;
The Lord smile on you and be gracious to you;
The Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.
May the Lord bless you and make you a saint!  
 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pearl Thread Crochet Bangle Bracelet






Hi Ladies!

My Grandmother's 90th is coming up in a couple of weeks. She loves jewelry, but has difficulty wearing the various metals. I designed a couple of crocheted bracelets for her so she doesn't have to give up the jewelry habit completely.

Here's the work in progress picture for the pearl crocheted bangle bracelet.


This is a very simple thread crochet bangle bracelet inspired by Amigurumi. Louis the Crocheted Cat was created following an Amigurumi pattern.

Here is the Finished Object picture for the creamy bangle bracelet.
 

I just love the pearl colored thread; it looks great with everything. I also made her a tiny granny square pearl thread crochet bracelet, for a pleasant contrast on the wrist.

I hope you are having a wonderful week!


The Lord bless you and protect you;
The Lord smile on you and be gracious to you;
The Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Swan Lake



Hi Ladies!

I've been experimenting with cotton crochet lately. I've also been pondering photo quality. Since my last disastrous post, (see the drama here) I decided to compare a photo taken in low light with my phone versus with my camera.

Behold my "WIP" (work in progress)  picture taken with my phone when this project was destined to become a crocheted rug for the bathroom floor.


Oh dear, this isn't working well.

Now, the Finished Object picture taken with my camera.


After spending several days on the bathroom floor in front of my shower, I decided my beautifully simple crocheted rug deserved a different destiny. Hence, it has become "Swan Lake."

I wanted a bathroom rug that wouldn't slip around, so I went and bought two in a lovely pastel green.

I also needed something to go under the swans to buffer them from the vibrations of the air purifier  I figured out the irritating metallic clicking that would intermittently appear every few hours was due to their lack of cushioning.

My verdict on the camera vs. phone?

The phone is much handier, but the camera takes a better FO (Finished Object) picture!

Sweet Dreams!


The Lord bless you and protect you;
The Lord smile on you and be gracious to you;
The Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.