My Grandmother taught me to look to God for the answers to everything. These posts are things she taught me and things that I have learned on my own...
For my Grandchildren, Karina, Gavin, Ethan and Cory. I love you very much
“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children—Deuteronomy 4:9

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tools to Help You Convert Knitting Patterns

Decrease evenly across row, increase 6 stitches this round evenly? Hate to do the math? Here are a number of knitting calculators to help you figure it all out. There is even one to help you space button holes, which I am getting ready to use! Thanks Knitting Fiend!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Chocolate Pots de Creme

Have you ever seen a more satisfied expression on someones face eating chocolate? Below is a wonderfully easy chocolate recipe.

Chocolate Pots de Creme – makes 4 servings
1 14 ounce can of full fat coconut milk
6 ounces dark chocolate, I prefer mine to be sweet, not too bitter
2 Tbsp agave nectar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg

- Break the chocolate up into pieces, put it into a food processor along with the agave nectar, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon – don’t process it just yet.

- Bring the coconut milk up to a simmer on the stove, and then pour it over the ingredients in the food processor

- Blend everything together until smooth and creamy, pour into ramekins or coffee cups, and chill for about 5 hours until firm and creamy.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Paper Camera

Here is a project that tests your patience. Dirkon paper pinhole camera plus 9 others. Most of them free. You print the template out on heavy card stock; cut tape and glue the components together. They all use 35mm film. The pictures taken with these cameras are soft around the edges but beautiful none the less. It is important to put the camera on a steady surface to take the photograph.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Master Gavin Seth Osborne / 3.5 Months Old

At Karina's 3rd birthday party. He is such a sweetie!

Knitting Doozers from Fraggle Rock

Fraggle Rock was a tv program when Your dad was a kid! Hope you enjoy this:) Love Grandma!

It's neat and it's sweet.
It's a ding dong treat,
Knittin' socks for little feet.
Just sittin' with your knittin' all day long.

You know, knittin's friendly,
And knittin's fun.
Knittin's good for everyone,
And that is why we sing this knittin' song.

Well it's knit one pearl two.
What's a Doozer gonna do,
With a gol-darn,
Ball of yarn?
It's stitch three drop four.
Pitch that knittin' out the door right now.

There's a green, there's a red.
There's a knot in my thread.
A knitter needs his noggin read,
So don't come 'round and speak to me of yarn.

You can k-nit all day and k-nothin' fits.
'Cause only k-nitwits like to k-nit,
And k-nittin' k-needles just ain't worth a darn.

Well it's knit one pearl two.
What's a Doozer gonna do,
With a gol-darn,
Ball of yarn?
It's stitch three drop four.
Pitch that knittin' out the door right now.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

3rd Prize

I won Third Prize for a Lace Baby Hat I made 3 years ago. It was knitted using Shetland wool spun into a 22wpi lace yarn.It was entered in the Queen Anne's County Fair August 2010.
This is the first thing I ever entered! Praise God who gave me the talent to do the work. He has blessed the works of my hands!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Joy of Being Free...

To my Grandchildren....

Romans 8:1, “[There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be in prison? To not be able to go where you wanted to go or do what you wanted to do. To be told where to be, what to wear and what to eat every minute of every day, week after week, month after month and year after year...

Sin is a prison that we cannot break out of. Sin keeps us in bondage and condemns us to a life of hardship serving it. Then when we die we must pay the price for our sin and that is eternal death/punishment in a place called hell, that was created for the devil and his angels.

Without Christ we cannot hope to be set free from this. We cannot earn it ourselves. We cannot be "good enough" to earn salvation or pay our fine. We have all broken God's law. We have lied, stolen, been greedy, hated, wanted things that belonged to others....we sin continually.

Reading through the Old Testament and seeing how many people were put to death for violating God's law and I begin to see how serious sin is and how wonderful the plan of redemption through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

He stood in our place and took our punishment. He gave us His righteousness because we have none of our own. Let me say that again...He was treated like He was a sinner, even though He never committed a sin, and we are treated as righteous even though we sin all the time.

We are set free by the sacrifice Jesus became. We (those who have repented, and believe on the Lord Jesus for our salvation) are not condemned but set free from the prison of sin and given eternal life with our Lord.

When we are given salvation, our heart is changed, we desire the things of God. We hated God before but now we follow hard after Christ and pray to be transformed into the image of Christ.

Will we be able to live a perfect life committing no sin while still here on earth? No but our sin will bother us and lead us to the practice of confession and repentance.

From the Garden

This is a new seed I tried this year from Botanikka Seeds. called "Minnesota Midget" these cantaloupes are about the size of a baseball and have a nice sweetness to them.

Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

Monday, August 16, 2010

3 Years Old!

Your growing up so fast. Just last year your little legs could not reach the peddles of your trike now you are riding a two wheeler. Next year.....? My prayer for you is for you to grow in the grace of God, developing fruits of the Spirit and learning God's ways. I love you Karina!