Yarn Along

With four weeks in Advent if I can finish at least one piece each week I’ll be done before Christmas… I’m off to a slow start on that piece for the first week but it’s only Wednesday. I’ve also been distracted by our family Advent project – a quilt. Maybe a little insane to be taking that on but the kids are so excited! (My back, on the other hand, which is killing me from leaning over to cut fabric is not so happy. But don’t worry, I’ll be adjusting my cutting set up today after 2 days of resting my back.)

My book pile is, umm, ridiculous. Advent reading, Christmas stories, holds that have some through at the library, you name it it seems to be in there. Currently going is Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini. The story goes back and forth between modern and historical, like some of her earlier Elm Creek novels. It’s a better balance of the historical detail and fascinating characters than some of her more recent historical fiction. I’m really enjoying it.


Happy Wednesday! Happy Yarn Along!

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Yarn Along

You might be able to predict that I haven’t managed the progress I was hoping for this week. But still making progress so that is something. And even better I still like the project.🙂

I just finished a novel called The Crimson Cord: Rahab’s Story by Jill Eileen Smith. The first unit in the course I’m taking was Hebrew Scriptures. We spent a good deal of time discussing what interesting (and flawed) people are written about in the Scriptures so when I saw this in the library I decided to read it. It’s so interesting to fill in the details of what life would have been like in Jericho and what might have led Rahab to not only help but then join the Israelites. The author has several series like this one which I think I’ll be checking out too.

Right now I’m filling the wait before Advent and Christmas story reading with Short Stories from Hogwarts. After tomorrow I can start to get into the spirit but I am putting my foot down this year about Christmas before Thanksgiving.

Happy Wednesday! Happy Yarn Along!

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Morning, noon, night

Three peeks at a day.

morning – 7:24am: cleaning

noon – 2:13pm: applesauce

night – 7:51pm: writing

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Yarn Along

Well, it’s been a while hasn’t it? I’ve been crazy busy with work and schooling and life. I’m trying to get a little better organized so I can carve out some writing time because I have things to write! Like a reflection paper on an Old Testament topic for that course I’m taking. It might be due Monday. I might not have actually started it. There is a chance I won’t sit down to write it until Sunday night. But I digress.

I am still knitting away on my secret commission. Halfway done! And still enjoying it! Hardly even dreaming of other projects.😉 I am also working on a braided rug for my living room but that’s more of an if-I’m-upstairs-waiting-for-a-kid-I-might-as-well-work-on-something kind of project at the moment.

Reading has been a little slower than usual. But that might be because I have too many books going at once. Currently (although not in my picture) I am reading Becoming Bea by Leslie Gould and The Great Themes of Scripture: Old Testament by Richard Rohr. And tons of Advent resources to put together suggestions and resources for work. Because did you know that Advent starts next week? I really need to get better at being ahead of these things!


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{pretty, happy, funny, real}

Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

My very pretty Michaelmas dessert.

So last weekend we got to ride on a tank and it was seriously so much fun. I don’t think I’ve been my dad so happy in a long time… maybe ever.

The Littler Boy made me a bracelet and I love it.

Experiments with paint because what’s the worst that could happen? (Answer: it’s a toss up between getting paint on my clothes or becoming a DIY joke on the internet. Neither has happened. Yet.)



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