One More Day…

Aren’t you glad that there is yet another day? I am so glad for even this one day…we don’t have anything planned…nothing significant, in fact, we are expecting really bad storms later today.

Even so, it’s so nice to be able to take another breath, to kiss my husband in the morning, to hear my babies laughing in the other room…..there are so many things for which I am thankful. Praise the Lord for this day.

This morning, as promised, I’m busy working on our blanket tutorial…because of my family obligations (which will always come first), it may take a little bit to get the whole thing up on the site so for now, I’m going to post it in bits:

Begin with a sewn baby blanket. If you’ve missed these instructions,
you can look back over yesterday’s posting for step by step directions.

Please remember that crochet is not my thing. If you can write these directions so that they will have correct crochet terms, please do…I would love to have them permanently on the site with the correct terminology, but for now, I’m going to do my best to explain it so that you can make your own.

The first thing that we have to do is create a foundation row of stitching on top of which, we will go back and stitch in the shell pattern.

Begin by pre-poking holes in the blanket where you will be stitching.

You can view these instructions on yesterday’s posting. Today, you will want to go a step further and poke a crochet hook through as well, to stretch the hole a bit before you begin to work. This does take some time, in fact, it’s the most time consuming part, but don’t worry, the rest will go much faster.

Start stitching by holding the thread behind the blanket, poke the crochet hook through the hole and pull the thread through the hole.

You should now have one loop on your needle.

Reach up with the hook and grab the thread and pull the thread through the original, first loop.

This is what the finished first stitch will look like:

Poke your hook through the next hole, again grab the thread, pull it through the hole, you will now have two loops on your hook. Wrap the
thread over the hook, pull this thread through both loops.

Continue around the blanket. When you reach the place where you first began to stitch, you will need to slip stitch to join the beginning and the end.

To do this, you should have just one loop on your hook. Reach under the top two threads of your beginning stitch. Grab the thread and bring it back under the top two threads of the first stitch and the loop on your hook. You should be left with one loop on your hook, and now you are ready to begin the next step.

Prayer Requests

Derrik, I’ve mentioned before, with Cystic Fibrosis. I was emailed and told that he was having a very difficult time breathing yesterday. He wasn’t expecting that he would live through the night. Please pray for him and his family.

Our home, our family, our area. We are all under severe weather threats today…the Lord is so good to have always protected us during these times. Please pray for us today as they pass through our area.

Today I’m Thankful For

Another Day

Progress on blanket project today

Hugs and Kisses from the B this morning…there is nothing like ’em from a three year old!! : )

I finally finished my pre-registration process for the hospital yesterday…so glad to have that one behind me.

We finished the school shelf (well, almost) …I love the feeling of a newly de-cluttered area of my home! I owe this project to Courtney…I haven’t felt so well so she’s brought me books and supplies from the shelf, I’ve went through them, organized them and thrown out what was needed and then she’s replaced them on the shelf and organized them so that they would be easy to find.

Tracy’s Task

Because of impending weather, we are trying to get much of our work done this morning in case of a power outage this afternoon.

On my list this morning is to:

Edit my About newsletter for tonight’s release
Make dinner early (so that we will only have to warm and serve it this evening)
Lay out Paul’s clothes
Finish blanket project
Hopefully finish cloth diapers to be shared tomorrow
Homeschool (now started)

I think that is it for today…I would like to fit some quilting in …we’ll see how that goes!

Today’s Scripture Meditation

Ps 40:8-17
“I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, as you know, O LORD.
I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and salvation. I do not conceal your love and your truth from the great assembly.
Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD; may your love and your truth always protect me.
For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot
see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me.
Be pleased, O LORD, to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me.
May all who seek to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!” be appalled at their own shame.
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “The LORD be exalted!”
Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.”

With my love,

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