Thursday, March 6, 2008

30 days/ day 20 Greatgram etc &show and Tell

(My show and tell is down lower. )

This morning was beautiful, however I think I took this picture yesterday--my days are running into each other!!!

Today was Great Grandma's surgery--she had her hip replaced. (she is my hubby's mom, but is a great gram to my grand-daughter--thus great gram)
So far she is doing well; but too soon to tell. She was awake and talking after being placed in her hospital room. Even in her pain, she was being nice to all who attended her! Thanks for those of you who prayed for her surgery.

On Friday's it is show and tell at kellis' -- --See this creature below--he is supposed to be a gray cement rabbit. Now look at him and tell me what you see?

Yup, that there rabbit (or wabbit) is green!!! That is how everything turns here in good ole SC. The green moldy stuff grows on houses, fences, etc. Now y'all know why there are lots of allergies here in the South. Below is a poor picture of the beginnings of a prayer shawl--it is draped over some spindles so not a good pic.

Here is a close up of it. I like this idea. You make prayer shawls to give to those who you are praying for --they can wrap it around them and know that someone loves them and is praying for them--it is like a warm, loving hug!! I decided to work on this at the hospital with great grandma.

I decided on the shawl for work because my afghan below was way too big to bring to the hospital. This is a close up of the afghan--it is thick like a rug because you use two threads at a time.

Here is a lousy distance view of it. I am still working on it---it needs about a foot more. It is prettier in color than this picture shows.

This is the end of the show and tell.
I am thankful for this day----it started off with these words"
Psalm 73:

23 Nevertheless, I am continually with you;you hold my right hand.24 You guide me with your counsel,and afterward you will receive me to glory.25 Whom have I in heaven but you?And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.26 My flesh and my heart may fail,but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."

I thank him for the richness of life. The beauty of the sunrise, the colors of the mold (hey, a neat soft green) ,the colors of yarn, the infinite variety of human personalities, the glory of Christ reflecting in the faces of suffering Christians----whether they are weak or strong in Christ there is such a beauty. ....there is such a depth to life.....such a beauty in prayer......such a glory in this season of Easter.....such a wonder.


  1. You do beautiful work!! Your afghan is gorgeous!!

  2. What talent you have! I wish I had taken the time to learn from my Mom. I suppose it is never too late!

    I'm giving away a vintage apron. Come visit my show & tell at

  3. What beautiful work you do. The prayer shawl is so pretty and what a loving gift for some special person. Linda

  4. Oh my the afghan is huge! Or it appears that way. The prayer shawl is beautiful.

    I took knitting when my son was in the hospital, little did I know that my arms and hands would be devoted to him 24/7. Not complaining at all though. It's amazing how those days of just holding my little guy flew right by. Probably all the praying I was doing for him.

  5. Your Bunny is cute ~ even though he's looking a little green around the gills!

    The prayer shawl is such a wonderful idea and looks really lovely!

    I'm glad that greatgram is doing well. I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

    Have a "hoppy" weekend ~

    Bunny Blessings!!


  6. very lovely prayer shawl. and the afgan as well. and poor green bunny.. don't feel bad all my garden things turn all green too !!! I live in a rainy state !!! ahhh !!! Hope your hubby is enjoying his sock monkey sculpture !!!! See ya soon !!! Mica

  7. I have never heard of a prayer shawl! What a wonderful, wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing! :-)

    I am having a blog giveaway!

  8. green bunnies are cute too!!
    glad to hear that great gram is doing well after her surgery...and you made good time on your prayer shawl while you were sitting in the hospital...
    your afghan looks like it's almost a picture again when it is completed...

  9. Beautiful. You do great work.

  10. I like the idea of the prayer shawl! That is really cool! I love to crochet but I can't believ I haven't done any all winter! I've been spending my time reading, another good endeavour. It's better than plopping my butt in front of the TV> Thanks for sharing,

  11. im in north carolina, and we get that same ole yuk yuk moldy green stuff tooo.....your afghan is really pretty though

  12. Yes, we get a wee bit of that green stuff here in Oklahoma, too!!
    Love the prayer shawl. What a wonderful gift, not only the prayer lifted up but the shawl.

  13. Thank you, sweet lady! I do love the idea of a prayer shawl. Kind of a new twist on the idea. I think that is why I like making shawls and cuddly things for my girls. It's like a hug from mom whenever they use it.

  14. Even green your bunny is cute! Love the look in his eye.

    Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

  15. I am feeling springy, I love
    the colors in the afghan.
    Beautiful work. Your bunny
    would be on a snowbank here.
    I would be happy to see anything
    green here!!!! LOL :)

  16. I like green moldy bunnies as well as dust bunnies!! He is welcome to come over and hang out in the dust bunny community center! The prayer shawl was such a sweet idea. I love that! Jennifer

  17. Glad the surgery went well. What a cute Bunny. I just love bunnies.

  18. What a neat idea. I have never heard of a prayer shawl. It is gorgeous and you are doing a wonderful job!

    :0) Sharon

  19. How beautiful and what a lovely gift.

    Love the green rabbit! :)

  20. I love, love, love the afghan! I can just imagine how warm and cozy that will be next winter to wrap up in.....and it's so pretty , the colors. :-) Rosie

  21. What a wonderful idea to make a prayer shawl for somebody you are praying for!

  22. Both the prayer shawl and the afghan are beautiful. I used to crochet a lot, but haven't for a few years now. I just don't seem to have the time anymore.

    Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed my visit.


  23. Lovely colors in the prayer shawl.....lavender and greens are so beautiful together.

    May Greatgram be blessed with a smooth recovery!

  24. These are very pretty. You are so talented.

    Also, I love the photo of your cat. We have one too. She looks very much like yours.


  25. Your afghan is just beautiful, I love it! I think the bunny is very cute, too.

  26. Don't you just love working with your hands. These are great colors together. The prayer Shawl is a very thoughtful gift especially because it's made with love. One's time is a priceless gift.

    God bless your hubby's Great Grandma. Hip replace is no picnic. My dad had it done...twice.

    Your rabbit: Cute, but yes, yucky green stuff. Which reminds me that my tulips are just beginning to sprout. Such a rabbit would look darling peeking from the garden.