Friday Fill-Ins #148 we go!
1. It was a dark and stormy night, so I sat near the fireplace and waited for the door bell to chime.
2. She was giving them away, so I offered to take the books myself.
3. Rushing out, the trick-or-treaters ran down the sidewalk.
4. Turn on the light!...I think I heard a howl!
5. Shhhh....they're sneaking up to the door
6. Trick-or-treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to knitting and watching "Monk" on TV, tomorrow my plans include attending a pottery exhibit with a friend, and Sunday, I want to go to church and praise the Lord!
Stay away from fools, for you won't find knowledge on their lips.
~ Proverbs 14:7


Slow as a .............

Whilst digging in ye old family trunk, I came upon this bit of colorful crochet circa mid 1970s. I crocheted it for my then-young children but fell prey to tired project syndrome. What the heck is that thing you wonder?

All parts of the project are laid on top of the trunk including head, legs, tail. The top and bottom are sewn together on oneside. Now, to assemble, stuff, and finish off.
The completed turtle will be given to the grands since my once young children are well beyond the age of playing with stuffed animals. If this ever happens, I may even post a pic of the completed turtle! Don't hold your breath!
Fire goes out without wood, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.
~ Proverbs 26:20


Worldless Wednesday Cloudy Day in Boulder

The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.
~ Proverbs 12:22


Li'l Punkins

...and the five little pumpkins rolled and rolled away!
Looks like they landed on our table! I've made hundreds of these over the years for all of my kindergarten students. Now in retirement, I'm at it again for my two youngest grands to take to their kindergarten and pre-K classes. I've used a pattern from for this batch.

The brighter yarn is Plymouth Encore. The lighter orange is GGH Samoa. I used a size F crochet hook with both yarns. A mossy color boucle yarn is knotted on top for the stem. In the past I have stitched the facial features or glued felt pieces for the face. This time I used a black Sharpie marker to draw the features on the yarn. Can we say "faster"? I added an adhesive backed magnet and a pin to the back of each to meet the pin/fridgie part of the pattern name. Soon the li'l punkins will roll into the Dallas area for the kiddies to share with their friends.
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
~ James 1:12



I got one of those boxes delivered the other day. You know, one of those boxes. The kind where you know what's in it. In fact, you ordered the contents...item by item, yet its arrival is exciting and full of delight! A box-o-books! Yaaaaay!!

These are from Book Close-outs---what a deal! The top two items are lovely, little journals. Its a bookie time here as I've received an Amazon order and swap books from Book Mooch and Paperback Swap. Now, if I could just tear myself away from blog reading, I'd enjoy these books and do some knitting!

What books have you gotten lately?
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


Dogs On Thursday

Mighty Max the Wonder Dog

Lailah learns from Max
My Sweet Boy
October 1997 ~ July 2009

Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
~ Psalm 5:3