Saturday, December 26, 2009

A little Christmas cheer...

My friend, Veronica Temple, has been working on a song for Christmas. She was even offered the opportunity to make a music video out of it. In all things, it came out beautifully! She is extremely talented and has a beautiful voice! Please enjoy this video. There are a couple commercials before the actual video, so hang in there :)

She not only has this music video, she has also maintained titles in the Miss Alaska Pageant.

I hope that you enjoyed the video as much as I did! I love you, Veronica. You did an amazing job!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Baby Dress I Made :)

This is sort of a toddler shirt that I made. I didn't have a pattern, and I've never made one, but I think that it came out pretty well. Enjoy! :)

"21She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet." Proverbs 31:21

Finishing a hat with the Knifty Knitter

At the request of one of my friends, I am posting some more pictures that demonstrate how to finish a hat with the Knifty Knitter. I hope this is helpful :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Introducing Knifty Knitters!

I have done my first "for-sure" craft: making hats with the Knifty Knitters! My grandma sent my sisters and I a set of Knifty Knitters last year for Christmas and I've just learned how to use them. Lately, I've been making hats! They are so soft and warm, and I think that they look really nice. Here's a demonstration:

The finished product:

These will be wrapped and put under the Christmas tree for my two brothers :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Hey readers!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Happiest season of all! Why? The tree is decorated, the gifts underneath, the yummy smells of cookies, and (one of my favorite parts)- Christmas break. But the best part of Christmas is the essence- the reason. It's the birth of Christ, the Savior of the world. Without His birth, we would have no salvation! And without salvation, we would not have eternal life! What a glorious day! This year, make sure that you thank God for sending His Son.

"18Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." 22( All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
23 "Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name "Immanuel"(which means, God with us). 24When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 25but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus." Matthew 1:18-25

Friday, December 18, 2009

New Years Resolutions!

For the first year in my life, I've actually made a list of things I want to accomplish this year! I'm excited, and I hope to be posting about them as I do them this year. Here is my list:

1. Learn Macrame
2. Learn tatting
3. Do an embroidery project.
4. Learn crewel embroidery.
5. Make a doll.
6. Do a decoupage.
7. Learn to crochet a doily.
8. Do a counted cross-stitch project.
9. Learn candlemaking?
10. Learn soapmaking.
11. Do a latchhook project.
12. Try an oil painting project.
13. Press flowers.
14. Learn to make bread.
15. Learn canning and drying food.
16. Plant a garden.
17. Learn sign language?

The reason I want to learn all these things is because I want to prepare for a home and learn skills that will help me run a home in an inexpensive way :)

"13She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. 14She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. 15She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. 16She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. 18She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. 19She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. 20She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. 21She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. 22She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. 23Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.24She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.25Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come." - Proverbs 31:13-24

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A few good quotes to think about...

I've been reading some really great quotes lately. Some of them are harder to understand than others, but they all have simple, yet profound meanings. Enjoy them!

"Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him, and expect help from Him, He will never fail you."- George Mueller.

When life knocks you on your knees, your in the perfect position to pray!~ anonymous

"Every time satan tries to remind you of your past, remind him of his future."~anonymous

"Let my heart be broken with the things that break God's heart" -- Bob Pierce, World Vision founder

"A woman should be so lost in God that a man needs to seek Him in order to find her."

"Let the winds blow, and the billows roll, Hope is the anchor of my soul. But can I by so slight a tie, an unseen hope, on God rely? Steadfast and sure, it cannot fail, It enters deep within the veil, It fastens on a land unknown, And moors me to my Father's throne." ~Charles Spurgeon

"Our God! how pleasant is the sound! How charming to repeat! Well may those hearts with pleasure bound, who thus their Lord can greet!" ~Charles Spurgeon

Friday, December 11, 2009

"True Loveliness" (Anonymous)

My mother's face is wrinkled now,
And not so soft and fair,
And silvery threads are shining where
There once was jet black hair;
But when I see the love light shine
From out her dimming eyes,
It seems but a reflection from
The gates of paradise.

Her hands, once soft and lovely,
Are thin and aged now;
But oh, how many, many times
They've soothed some aching brow.
They might not seem so lovely if
Their shape alone you see,
But oh, I know their deeds of love--
They're beautiful to me.

Her steps are feeble, faltering,
That once were firm and light.
How many steps her feet have made
By day as well as night!
She may seem old to others--not
So beautiful to see;
But she'll always be the loveliest
Of all on earth to me.

~taken from Daughters of Destiny, by Noelle Wheeler.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Footsteps in the snow...

Who knows where they came from... I didn't make them. Maybe my father.. but no, he's been inside for a while now. I examine the footprints... Couldn't be my sisters or brothers: the prints were too large. Perhaps it was my mother. But she dosn't have shoes of that type. I search the streets, looking for a face. But the night is quiet, and no one stirs. The snow still falls softly around me. I wonder who it could be. I walk back inside and make myself a cup of tea. As I wait for the kettle to whistle, I continue to ponder the footsteps. What if it was an angel?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

My Sweet Sixteen (featuring Andrew) lol :)

I decided to do a less serious post spotlighting on my birthday. My parents organized a fondue party and they cooked and cleaned and did a lot for me. So thankful to them. I'm posting some pictures below, the first of which is my good friend Andrew who suggested this post (on condition that I would "feature" him). Enjoy :D