March 2009


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I’ve just come across a lovely, God-honoring website
called “A High and Noble Calling”.

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This website/blog is a site dedicated to
giving God the glory through our daily calling as
wives, mothers, and homemakers.

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It is filled with practical helps and resources for
a variety of  “keepers at home” activities —
all the while giving honor to the One who
guides and seeks to direct our every step.

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And for the homeschooling mother,
or any mother of young children,
ahighandnoblecalling.com
is having a special e-book giveaway!

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~ Listening to Learn by Amy Blevins ~

Listening to Learn teaches you how to
incorporate audio files in your home school.”

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You can enter for an opportunity to
win this free e-book by visiting
A High and Noble Calling, using this link.

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Well, we’re preparing our raised garden beds for our spring garden.

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Micah had to do quite a bit of weed-eating,
since the weeds had taken control since last year.

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Hannah got the job of re-stringing the beds into 1-foot squares,

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and Caleb was in charge of making sure the weed debris was cleared off.

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I raked up all the weed-eated (is that an adjective?!) grass,
and then tomorrow we’ll use a mixture of
water, vinegar, and a drop or two of dishsoap to kill off the remaining growth.

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We took a moment to admire the beautiful apple blossoms on the apple trees . . .

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and then we made sure to check with our supervisors to see that
they approved of our work — they seemed to be pleased!

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Then, it was on the the next stage of the Paisley and Yellow bags —
I was able to assemble the outside of the bags . . .

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Tomorrow I’ll be hand-sewing the buttons onto the sides . . .

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So far, I’m pleased with the progress — on schedule for my Friday goal!

I’ve been asked to make a set of 8 of my Paisley and Yellow
knitting project bags, like this one in my shop:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22382979

So, I’ve spent a good part of the afternoon cutting out the pieces for the bags . . .

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I’m looking forward to working on these bags in assembly line fashion;
they should work up more quickly this way!

I’ll try to post pics of my progress — my goal is Friday by 3pm!

Loving this yarn!

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Not the yarn that’s usually used for socks

~ Bernat Baby Jacquards in “I’m a Big Boy” colorway ~

but it’s quick to knit up, and the colors are fun to watch as they appear!

Here are other Bernat Baby Jacquards I’ve used:

~ Bernat Baby Jacquards in “Spearmint Candy” colorway ~


~ Bernat Baby Jacquards in “Berries and Cream” colorway ~

These projects are also on my Ravelry project page.

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My heart was distressed ‘neath Jehovah’s dread frown,
And low in the pit where my sins dragged me down;
I cried to the Lord from the deep miry clay,
Who tenderly brought me out to golden day.

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He placed me upon the strong rock by His side,
My steps were established and here I’ll abide;
No danger of falling while here I remain,
But stand by His grace until the crown I gain.

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He gave me a song, ’twas a new song of praise,
By day and by night its sweet notes I will raise;
My heart’s overflowing, I’m happy and free,
I’ll praise my Redeemer, who has rescued me.

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I’ll tell of His wonderful mercy to me,
I’ll praise Him till all men His goodness shall see;
I’ll sing of salvation at home and abroad,
Till many shall hear the truth and trust in God.

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I’ll tell of the pit, with its gloom and despair,
I’ll praise the dear Father, who answered my prayer,
I’ll sing my new song, the glad story of love,
Then join in the chorus with the saints above.

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He brought me out of the miry clay,
He set my feet on the rock to stay;
He puts a song in my soul today,
A song of praise,
hallelujah.

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Closeup of our new “Baseball, Red, and Blue” sock knitting project bag!

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http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22908302

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http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22908302

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If only I had boys interested in baseball —
if I could just find golf fabric, I’d be set!

I love, love this bag!

You can find more details about it here in my shop!

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I got to looking at these bags, and their colors remind me of Easter!

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You can find them here!

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