Knit and Pray

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

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

August 1, 2017

Amazing how swiftly time seems to be moving! Michael will be a teenager on the 29th. My sweet boy is growing up!
I am reading "A Travel Guide To Heaven" by Anthony DeStefano.
Made a delivery to Newborns In Need for their annual baby shower.
Am working on knitting up strips for Relief Share with a couple of nine patch knit blankets for Newborns In Need.
We have done a fair job of cleaning out the house and garage and donated to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton and DAV. It is stunning to see how much gets accumulated in 25 years and three boys! We still have a bit more to do to make the garage a nicer work space for Norm.
Will be working on a quilt for Michael as soon as he gets back to school.
Try not to let the news of the world get to me. Jesus has overcome the world! Thanks be to God!!!
A family friend is going through cancer treatment. A neighbor has suffered a severe fire. A new neighbor has shown himself very unneighborly. Yet another has been visited by the Sheriff too many times! We normally do not have that much trouble but occasionally will have those elements come through. We all need to know we have choices in how we respond to these troubles. God help us to reflect you!
May God bless and keep us through this time a trial and tribulation! Lord have mercy!
Happy first day of August 2017!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Liberty

Just because you can do something does not mean you should. The something in particular that is on my mind currently is the shooting off of fireworks especially until two in the morning. To be honest I usually do not mind too much since we really have a lot to be greatful for and being basically free to do just about anything in this great country of ours it is fun to get loud about it. Last evening and into the early morning it sounded like a war zone with tremendous BOOMS! Our sweet kitty was curled up in the house safely away from harm. One of our neighbors was working on one of his vehicles about 2:30am revving the engine long and loud! Twice with a short interval in between. DUUUUUDE!!!! Really?!!! So then at 4am I think I hear a knock on our door and wake dear hubby to investigate. Either I just dreamed it or maybe heard the cat knock something over in Daniel's room. Anyway, no one at door but our neighbor is still in garage. So have not gotten good sleep and probably will not until fireworks season is over.
Sorry to complain but I am a bit cranky. I am also thinking about my baby brother Jimmy Lee who I never got to meet. Born in 1968 around this time of year much too soon, my parents donated his body to science. I sometimes make burial buntings with cute baseball buttons and little red, white, and blue ribbon. Cannot find anymore of the baseball buttons but did find some sweet bejewelled floral ones for little girls so will be working on some buntings for girls a bit later.
Currently am working on some nine patch blankets using various colors of Caron Simply Soft. After I have enough odd balls collected I knit up strips for woven balls which are sent to Relief Share in Houston, Missouri.
We had to take Daniel in to Urgent Care to get five stitches on his finger which he sliced at work. So I knitted a small hat while in the waiting room. So cute! Looks like a watermelon. Using US3 needles CO 52sts K2,P2 40 rows before decreese rows. When eleven sts remain pull sewing needle through and sew up edge and weave in ends. Sweet Bee Sweet Delight in limeade, Baby Red/32, and a bit of Soft Licorice/13 to look like seeds. Fits 2-4lbs.
Thank you dear heavenly Father for all the gifts given us! Let us use our gifts in service to others and for your names sake! Amen!
God bless us everyone!!!

Friday, June 02, 2017

Working On...

We are working on cleaning out the garage.  Things to keep, things to donate and things to throw away.  There is an almost 25 year accumulation of items so we will purge for at least a month or more.  Saint Elizabeth Anne Seaton will be having their annual garage sale next weekend and are getting the majority of items.
DAV(Dissabled American Veterans) usually get items the rest of the year, especially any clothing.  SEAS does not bother with clothing.
Going through book collection in house as well.
Knitting on a nine patch blanket using various shades of Caron Simply Soft and using the BOYE US8 needles I learned on in 4-H around 40 years ago.  Thank you to Melba McDonald for volunteering your time and talent and being so patient!!  Thank you to my friends Ang and Sharon who went with me!
Thanks go to my Aunt Lillith Prosise for teaching me how to crochet.
Thanks to my Grandma Josephine for teaching me how to sew.  She started me on a nine patch.  My first completed quilt was a pinwheel pattern.
I have made a quilt for my first two boys and will be working on one for my baby before he turns 13 this August. I have some green thread from his Grandma Ruth that will help make this quilt extra special.
What are you working on?

Monday, May 01, 2017

May 1, 2017

It becomes more incredible to me how much more swiftly time seems to move the older I get into stepping into eternity.
PRAYER FOR TODAY
O my God, this day in my prayers, I pray for:
For all families to pray together
My spouse and my children
For all the youth of the world
My mother and father and in-laws
My grandparents
My brothers, sisters, relatives and all friends
For all those who have no one to pray for them
The Holy Father and all his intentions and his safety
All bishops, priests, brothers and sisters
Mother Church and all her children
The poor souls in purgatory
All those for whom I have pomised to pray
Those who love me and those who hate me
The dying and those who die today
The sick, the poor, the rich
For the homeless that they find shelter and food
The neglected, the persecuted, and the enslaved
Those endangered and in distress
The tempted, the doubting, the dispairing
My country, its president, and all its officials
Those who died in military service for their country
Those who lost loved ones in the struggle
For all nations and all races
For peace in the world and all its people
To end all ABORTIONS
Men of good will that they may come to the fullness of the faith
For all those called to serve in the Mission
That all will respond to the request for a global consecration
For the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
For the Reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Amen!

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Grace

Counting all as grace. Today my dear Mother-in-law Ruth passed this morning at the age of 97.  Four of her six children were here for her last moments. I will miss her. She was a very special lady!
God is so good! What a glorious time to enter into eternity! The holiest week in the world! Thank you Lord!!!

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Ash Wednesday

First day of Lent 2017.  I pray our journey would bring us closer to our Saviour Jesus.
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PEACE
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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!!!