Knit and Pray

Catholic woman talks about knitting, sewing, crocheting, cross-stitching, crafting and Catholic Faith and family.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February Chill

Well, here we are in the shortest month of the year. I have been dreading, as always, working on burial buntings. So I just dive in and work on these little things trying not to think too much about what these will be used for.  I think of my baby brother Jimmy Lee Gramtham who was born and died July 1968 in Memphis, TN.  I never got to see him.  His body was donated for science research.  I like to think that he helped my preemies to be able to live.
I also think about the person(s) who made the shroud that covered Jesus in the tomb. I believe the Shroud of Turin is that of our Saviour.
Apparently we will have six more weeks of winter since the groundhog saw his shadow.  Who else is ready for Spring?!
Am trying to figure out how best to celebrate Lent.  I sometimes make the burial buntings then but since we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, something else is in order.
Am praying for many people who are fighting various cancers.
Won't you please say a prayer too.  Thank you!!!

Sunday, January 08, 2017

New Prayer For A New Year

Mother Angelica shared a powerful prayer that she prayed frequently. "Eternal Father, I offer you the six hours of agony, the death, and the piercing of your son's Sacred Heart for this intention." Then state your intention.
There are so many who need our prayers. Another nun shared that every prayer is like a stepping stone toward a healing. I see 2017 as a year we need fervent prayer.  We are to see the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.  Pray the rosary for peace!  Even if we have war it can be mitigated by our prayers!  Dear reader we have work to do! Will you do your part?
As for my knitting I am currently working on US3 needles using various colors of Baby Bee Sweet Delight yarn on a log cabin pattern blanket to go to our local Newborns In Need.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

During this holy Advent I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Holy Shroud Of Turin Prayer

O Lord, who in the most Holy Shroud, which enfolded Thy adorable Body on being taken down from the Cross, hast left manifestations of Thy presence here below and evident tokens of Thy love, by the merits of Thy holy passion and out of regard for this venerable linen which served for Thy burial, mercifully grant, we beseech Thee, that in the resurrection we also may share in that glory, in which Thou shalt reign for eternity. Amen.
{500 days indulgence (Pius XI March 23, 1934.)}

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Checking In

A blessed first day of October 2016! 
Have been working on knitting up strips for knitted balls for Relief Share.
Also have half a knitted blanket on hold.
Have been taking more time to read and have started back up on the exersize bike.
In the last week or two have found out that two people I knew have passed away some time back.
God sure does make this journey interesting!
I pray for whoever reads this and for those who have no one else to pray for them.
Peace!

Friday, September 02, 2016

Healing Continues

Thank you dear Lord that your mercies are new every day!
I continue to heal but overdid and am suffering a pinched nerve on my left buttock. Am back to dozing on the sofa until this too passes. Oy!
The spring green baby blanket is halfway done.  I have been doing more reading and moving so the projects are not so many.
Michael turned 12 years old on Monday!  He is so sweet and was helpful in getting me to my sitting spot.
RIP Gene Wilder! So many wonderful people passing.  Fires, floods and earthquakes. I get overwhelmed by the magnetude of suffering, but need to be mindful of God's mercy and love.
Thank you Jesus!
Jesus I love you!
Jesus I trust in you!

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

A Time For Healing

It is a slower progress than I like but am so thankful to be on this side of surgery. My surgery from seven years ago should have included mesh. The dr that did that surgery had issues and had a bad reputation with attitude. So I need to forgive him for not doing the job as he aught to have and for the pain and suffering.
There are reasons why people do or fail to do things that we may not understand. I hope he finds the healing he needs. I do not want to hold onto bitterness. Thank you God for the ability to forgive!