Saturday, June 30, 2012

Books I have read and really liked

I like any of Karen Kingsbury's books but I am reading the Bailey Flanigan series. It is a continuation from the Baxter Family series.

The latest christian fiction book I have read is called "Inescapable" by Nancy Mehl. it is part of the "Road to Kingdom series" and is book one. Lizzie Engel is from Kingdom, Kansas and has been running to protect herself and her child. When she realizes that someone is following her, her only choice is to go back home. Home to Kingdom, the place she ran from to start with!  I really enjoyed this story, being Mennonite myself and because I like mysteries. It kept me on my toes to the end!

I just read a book titled "Submerged" by Dani Pettrey. It is a christian mystery and book one of the Alaskan Courage series. I can't wait for the next book to come out!

Touching the sky by Tracie Peterson, is another book I just read. This is #2 of the Land of the Lone Star series. It revolves around the Civil War, actually as it ends, and is in Texas. It talks about the Black Troops that fought for the Union. I need to read the first in the series, and find out if the next one is also available!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cotton potholders

I have been working on several dishcloths and potholders for wedding presents. I hope to include several pictures as I am trying several different styles of dishcloths. The potholders are easy but I hope that I can give the directions as easily as they are to do! I will try to give directions here and include a picture shortly. Cotton potholders-- Chain 31. Turn and single crochet in each chain. At the end of the row, do NOT turn. I did 2 sc (single crochet) in the end chain. Continue to single crochet on the other side of the chain row. If it helps, think of your work as a paperclip shape. Again, when I reached the end of the row, I did 2 sc in the end chain. From here on out, I did only one sc on the ends. Your work will start turning on you, which is fine! Continue working round and round until your potholder is curled enough to touch. When the ends are touching, on one end of your potholder, crochet a chain of 8-10 slip-stitches. Cut enough yarn to slip-stitch the ends closed. This will make sense as you work I promise. I need to start another potholder so I can include pictures as it is easier to explain with pictures.

Monday, April 23, 2012

just a little about me

I am a wife momma to two awesome girls, gama to an adorable little girl, librarian and a crafter who loves Jesus! I am going to try to add some crafts, maybe a tutorial or two if I can. Please pray for me as I continue to struggle with my daily devotional time! Thanks