Good Morning

Hello everyone! Not much going on here. We have been busy with normal things.

Grace is doing really well with her GED classes. She says it is fun and she is really enjoying them. She and her instructor have something in common, they both like crows.

I am still working on crochet projects. This is a c2c dishcloth I finished yesterday .

Fall is approaching but slowly this year. We are experiencing very warm weather. Highs are close to 90 and lows only in the 60’s and very dry. We did get a little rain over the weekend, not a lot, just enough to settle the dust.

Grace and I plan on mowing the yard today. We came back from our trip the end of July and have only mowed once because everything is just so dry.

I saw this picture on Facebook and saved it to my phone. It helps me remember Julie’s joy.

God is good!

Good morning!

Just a little update on what I’ve been working on. I really like this pattern. I got the pattern from fiber flux YouTube video. It is called coastal placemat. She also shows how to make coasters to match.

I did this one using Christmas colors. It is a different pattern but I don’t remember what it is called. I really like crocheting these in the round when I FINALLY learned how to do it.

Things have been busy here but not a lot to post about. Grace is taking her GED classes and is really enjoying them. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know we are homeschoolers. There are curriculums out there that give high school diplomas but we chose not go that route.

Sam drew this yesterday in school. The assignment always to think of a bad day you had and what made it better. Thank you, Lord, for reminding us through this sweet boy of your mercies ad your love.

God bless.

Rocky Knob

Grace and I took the kiddos on a little picnic Monday.

We went to a little picnic area on the Parkway called Rocky Knob. It is not too far from our house.

And features absolutely beautiful views.

It was a really nice day. Not too hot.

The kids had a lot of fun playing on all the rocks.

Sam said this rock was perfect to use as a chair. It even had a foot rest.

They are growing up. This young man will be 12 this Friday. Amazing!

We had a lot of fun!

Enjoy your day and God bless.


Hello everyone! I thought I would share wth you all my latest big crochet project and tell the story behind it.

Just a few weeks before my sweet Julie went to heaven, she picked out this yarn. She wanted me to make her a new “double cover” which is what we call a little extra blanket at the foot of the bed to be used when needed.

I had started making it and was about half way through one skein when she went home to Jesus. I can still see her face when she told me how much she loved the colors!

Last year, I couldn’t even look inside the basket where I kept it. This fall, I decided it was time to do something with it. She would not have wanted it to just sit in that basket serving no purpose. So I undid what I had crochet before and made something new.

I decided to make my first ever shawl. This has truly been one of the hardest things I have ever crochet. Some days I couldn’t even pick it up to work on it. But now it is finished.

I will wrap up in it and remember my sweet girl, the love and joy she brought into our lives. And I will try to focus on all she gained and not all we lost. Death is such a hard thing for us left here. My Julie truly loved Jesus. Knowing her as I do, she’s probably talked nonstop since she got there!

God bless.

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