Still working on AnnaLynn's poncho; just a few more ends to weave in and then tassels to attach to the front and back and it will be ready for her to wear to church on Easter morning. As you can see in the picture, I've started a second poncho, only this one is for me. I'm crocheting it using a cotton blend yarn I recently acquired by ripping apart a quality name-brand sweater purchased at the Goodwill. (That was a mouthful!)
Lessons at Blackberry Inn was a thoroughly enjoyable read -- I finished it during the early hours of last Sunday morning when my insomnia came to call. A couple quotes I hope you will appreciate:
Musing over the sermon her pastor preached that morning, Carol muses,
"A man's heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps" (Proverbs 16:9). He preached that it is wrong to adopt the secular notion that a thing called fate determines events or that God collaborates with fate somehow. He was giving us a bigger concept of God. Everything is determined by God's infinite wisdom and goodness, he preached. Our lives are not the product of fate or the result of capricious chance. We are guided by the all-knowing, all-loving, all-powerful, holy, and just God. Our days have been ordered for us. Our lives are in His caring hands. That's why one name for God is Providence. "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10).Later Carol muses about home...
A home isn't a house, anyway. A home is a life shared with family, friends, and welcomed strangers--a place to work, rest, worship, play, and grow, a place to laugh and mourn in safety. It's a place where memories are made.Amen and amen!
I'm also still reading refresher chapters in Square Foot Gardening as well as working my way through Raising Maidens of Virtue, The Backyard Homestead, and Just in Case which I mentioned here. As an update on my knit and crochet goals for the year, I've finished five projects and have four to go! No, the new poncho I'm crocheting isn't on the original list. I know, I know -- tsk-tsk. :) Like most knitters and crocheters, I rarely create anything for myself, and I decided I needed another quick and relatively easy project before tackling the remaining four. :)
Would love to hear what you're reading and what projects you're working on!