Good morning my friends. It’s a bit chilly here, how about where you are? I realize our chilly weather is nothing compared to what a lot of you are enduring. Particularly Connie and Gene with no furnace. I am definitely praying for you two to stay warm in that frigid below zero weather you’re having. I know Mandy in Omaha and Alex in Japan are up to their eyeballs in snow. Mandy has certainly had a crash course in using their big snowblower over the past several weeks. Meanwhile, here in Spokane, we blessedly don’t even have a flake of snow on the ground right now, but it is cold! Particularly when you’re living in a trailer and trying to keep the pipes from freezing.🌬🌬🌬
I had a couple more valentine decorations that I hadn’t shown you. I got both of these at the dollar store one morning about a month ago. I was there when they opened and there were no other customers. I had to pick up some birthday cards and a few other things that I get there so inexpensively like foil, plastic wrap and sandwich bags for Dennis’s lunch.
Isn’t this a sweet wall hanging? We have said this to each other since we were dating and always write it in our cards, notes and letters to each other. I couldn’t believe when I saw it hanging in the dollar store and I had to get it for the RV. It even has the perfect long and narrow wall for it. 💜
Remember the cute little red truck I had hanging on the outside of the RV by the door that said Merry Christmas? Well, they had one almost like it for Valentine’s Day. Perfect! The children next-door love it. Every time I change the decorations they come over to see what I’m doing. Of course, candy is involved too! They are really good kids. Praise the Lord! In a campground you never know who you are going to have for neighbors, and we have been blessed to have the same people on either side of us since we moved in last August. Both of them are great neighbors.
Look what I made yesterday in just a few hours! The cutest little bunny ever. She’s made with Walmart Mainstays velvet yarn in the “ballet slipper” color way. I learned about her from Angelia on the “Crocheting House Mouse” YouTube podcast. She gives you the link to the pattern on her video and it’s free! Angelia is the sweetest lady ever! She’s working on a scrappy shawl right now but she’s also making some of these bunnies at the same time. Her bunnies are much cuter than mine, but I feel that for the first attempt in a long, long time at making an amigarumi, it didn’t turn out too bad. It is so, so soft and squishy. I’m going to put it on the bed in the guest bedroom at our new house for Piper to play with when she visits us. Oh, I can’t wait!💜
I also finished one sock last night and cast on the second. I’ve learned that no matter how late it is when you finish the first sock, you must always start the second sock to avoid the dreaded “second sock syndrome.” I’m using the “Petty Harbour” pattern, which is free on Ravelry and Lion Brand Sock-Ease in the “Taffy” colorway.
I am also still working on my squishy blanket. It is a paid for pattern on Ravelry and it’s called the “Bits and Bobs” blanket. I am really loving it. I think last time I showed it to you I was just a few rows above the pink stripe. It slow going on this blanket as you knit it on size 6 needles, which is pretty small for a blanket. You’re also using leftover balls of sock yarn and we all know how thin that is. I honestly don’t care if it takes me a year or longer to finish this blanket. It is such an enjoyable knit and it takes no thinking at all. I can even knit on this in the dark.
My Bible cover was falling apart and Sunday afternoon when we were reading our Bibles together, Dennis noticed it. He suggested I get a new one if I wanted to, so I went on Amazon and found this one. I love it. It has one of my favorite verses on it and I love the color. Inside there is a place is for pens, highlighters and notepads. It even came with some bookmarks. Would you believe it arrived yesterday morning? Sometimes Amazon is so fast it’s scary!
As you can see, my Bible is taped up in several places. Mandy, Jamie and Alex gave it to me years ago for Christmas. This Bible means the world to me. I would venture to say it is my most precious possession. Not only is it the Holy Word of the Lord, but my children shared their favorite Bible verses at the time and in doing so, a piece of their hearts. This is precious to me.
I pray that those of you who are experiencing this deep freeze are staying warm, and for those of you that are in summer time... think of the rest of us!
Blessings and love,