Hello everyone! I made it through the weekend in one piece. I think. It was the complete whirlwind I had been expecting, but it all turned out very well.
Friday afternoon our college kids arrived. They were the most polite, curteous teenagers that we've hosted in recent years. They even made their beds both days! For some reason I think it's funny when guests make their beds the day they leave. It's like they believe they're preparing for the next people to stay in that room. Do they not realize I wash all the bedding between each person who stays here?! Just a thought that popped into my little mind!
Saturday morning ten ladies from church came to the craft morning, plus the three teenagers. The boy was the only one who crafted of the teens. He used my round loom and made a knitted hat in about 3 hours! The girls were very cordial though and visited with everyone.
Three of our friends then spent the afternoon with us just eating pizza and visiting. I hadn't seen my young friend from Oklahoma in almost 3 years so it was wonderful to catch up with her. Their little family wants desperately to move back to the Northwest somewhere to be closer to family, but no job has been found yet. She stays at home with their 3 & 4 year olds and loves it but misses having family close. My hubby performed the wedding ceremonies for her and her husband and our other young friends that also visited with us on Saturday afternoon. We had a wonderful time remembering how much fun we used to have together. We met with both couples weekly for Bible study as they were all new Christians. Our own faith grew and was strengthened by studying with them since we were seeing the Bible with the eyes of people who had never read it before.
Saturday evening hubby and I had a nice "date night" at the Spokane symphony. The featured "soloists" were a brother team that we had seen in Hawaii on several occasions. It was fantastic. I couldn't fathom how Hawaiian slack guitar sounds could meld with the symphony orchestra but they did it in a beautiful sound. We had front row seats and sat directly in front of the harpist! I spent the evening just watching her hands. Amazing!
Sunday was just as busy. Church in the morning, bridal shower in the afternoon and then evening services. After evening service we went to Arby's for dinner with about 10 other people and had a nice hour or so just visiting and relaxing. Can you believe Arby's was out of roast beef!? We had a laugh over that and then ordered chicken, fish or ham!
So----that was my weekend. Almost no computer time at all. I did read emails but didn't answer any until late last night. Since I last posted pictures I've been so busy that not much knitting has been accomplished. Only two little pictures to show you.
I've spent a lot of time at my sewing machine recently sewing bandana's for myself. After much prayer and study, I have come to the conclusion that I do need to start covering my head for prayer and worship at the minimum as it tells in 1 Corinthians 11. I just can't find the cultural argument no matter how much I tried. And believe me I tried. Remember me? I'm the one who dyed my hair for the first time about two weeks ago and cut a lot of it off three weeks ago. I've been fighting this for all I'm worth, but what I've discovered is this. If we discount this as a cultural thing, what else are we going to deem cultural and thus stop following that Paul and others taught? It's a slippery slope we find ourselves on. I'm not trying to be legalistic and I definitely am NOT trying to put my beliefs on anyone else but I have to follow where I believe the Lord is convicting me in my heart.
Okay, enough preaching. That's not what this blog is all about, but it is about my life and that's an important part of my heart. So, I've been sewing and it's been fun. I haven't sewn much in years but I'm enjoying my time behind the machine. Do any of you sew? I used to make all of my daughters clothes and a lot of mine when she was small. The price of patterns, material and notions became so expensive though that it was less expensive to buy things and so my machine was brought out for repairs or quilting, etc.
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and I'll try to be back soon.