Knit and Pray

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

Thursday, December 29, 2005


We need more people like these who are ready, willing and able to help our neighbors down south. I resolve to do what I can this next year. Purhaps to remember on the 29th of each month to knit some cloths, light a candle, and say a prayer for the people who are still suffering from the effects of the hurricans and the helpers that are doing what they can to help rebuild the lives of so very many people. It isn't much but this little light of mine will be shining! Come shine along!*******

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Works In Progress

Me In My New Hat

Norm In New Cap

Merry Christmas And God Bless Us Everyone

High Alter At Christmas

Candle In A Window

Creche At St. Joseph Catholic Church


Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Carole was my generous secret pal!! Thank you so much for all of the fabulous gifts. I really appreciate every one. She moved to New Mexico in September and Brianne the person I gifted moved in October from Southern California to Nixa, MO. A lot of moveing with knitting!! Secret Pal 7 has a site. If you'd like to join, find out about it by clicking on the Secret Pal 6 button. You have until January 4 to sign up. It's been a fun program to get involved with even with the few glitches some people have run up against.

Yummy Yarn!!! Soooo Soooffft And Beeeautifulllll!!!!!!!

Holiday M&Ms In Festive Tin

Secret Pal Generosity!!! THANK YOU CAROL!!!

Monday, December 19, 2005

My Knitting Spot With Yarn, Needles And A Finished Scarf For The Postman

My Beautiful Ceramic Pot For Catching String And The Bookbookbook II, ETC...

Reminds Me Of "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak

Sunday, December 18, 2005


there is no need for the devil to tempt those who ignore obedience and permit themselves to be guided by their own light and deterred by their fears, for they act the devil's part towards themselves.
Here is a sad story of willful disobedience and the tragic consequences. He is young and I pray that he realizes that what he is doing is not in the best interests of the Church. Obedience is sometimes difficult, but if you take vows to so something you should indeed be obedient to those vows. It's a matter of character, faith and maturity.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Take A Bow

My Sweet Gerbil Boy:D

Clapping For The Kindergarten Kids

Bubba Daniel Did A Good Job!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


The Visit Of The Angels @1390 Master Bertram of Munich


Our Lady is indeed beautiful!

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Just got back from a delightful Christmas sing-along at the Library Center where the Springfield Accordion Club gave a most enjoyable performance. Everyone was encouraged to sing along with them as they played their accordions. Oh, what a happy instrument. It goes right with the banjo as one of the happiest instruments (though not easy) to play.
Eric and Daniel went with me to the concert and were very well behaved. During the intermission they got a large cinnamon roll and a very large sugar cookie to tide them over. They even sang along to some of the songs. One of my favorites is
The Christmas Song by Mel Torme (c) 1946
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.
Everybody knows a turkey
and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.
They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys
and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer
really know how to fly.
And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to niney-two
Although it's been said
many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you.


Hat/Booties For A Little Santa
Sorry, I just can't help myself:p

My Friend Paula With Her Accordion..Great Job Paula And Pals!!!

Springfield Accordion Club Christmas Program

Friday, December 09, 2005


I am sending 16 hat/bootie sets + 3 burial buntings to Laura for The Preemie Project Holiday contribution. Those sweet little babies and their families need some Christmas cheer! Sometimes if you do a little, you do a lot. I would encourage anyone to donate at least one item, even just a small hat to help preemie babies. Sorry for the quick post, but this is a busy time of the year. Like the last picture says, some of us are just plum tuckered out!

16 Hat/Bootie Sets + 3 Burial Buntings

Three Burial Buntings

Some Of Us Are Plum Tuckered Out

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


Just got an e-mail from my secret pal who says another package of goodies is headed my way! Woohoo!! I can hardly wait! You have been such a nice secret pal I wonder who you are!
I revealed myself to my giftee gal Brianne who moved about 20 minutes away from my house from Southern California. Welcome to the Ozarks!!! If you don't like the weather stick around cause it'll change on you:~D


Here is your chance to win some goodies by taking a quick survey at the "plays well with others" 2005.12.02 post. Over 500 people so far have made their voices known. It's on til the 11th.

Monday, December 05, 2005


Dear God,
Everywhere we turn, there is so much need and so little time.
Lord, give me the desire to reach out to just one person
in your name, and share my blessings. Amen.

Sunday, December 04, 2005


What will they think of next? I wonder if they calculated the number of stitches or man hours it took to create something so huge! WOW!
PS Here is another view. I wonder what it's stuffed with.

Saturday, December 03, 2005


I like Gromit. He's the kind of pup I'd want for Christmas if I wanted a dog at all.

P.S: Dear Hubby is teaching me new computer tricks...yea!

Friday, December 02, 2005


Thursday mornings are usually set aside for the Cornerstone Bible Study Group. Michael was in his first public performance with the rest of the children who's mothers go to this fine group of holy women. He wanted to get things started and appeared to conduct the group with a one, two, three and sing. So cute, but alas no camera. I'm so thankful he has such a happy disposition:) My sweet chubs! A white or red carnation was put on the seat of the mother's of the children. Red and white were my wedding colors, so I just loved this!
Daniel decorated the wreath while visiting grandma. He declared it done though I suggested he fill it in a bit more. He chose to go minimalistic. OK. It's his creation and it's just fine.
Today is first Friday which means the Apostolate of Holy Motherhood. We had many attend to pray the rosary and fellowship with one another. Thank you so much JoAnn for asking me to be a part of this group. I have been truely blessed by this. JoAnn passed out St. Andrews' prayer which is to be offered 15 times daily from November 29th until Christmas Day. Better a late start than never. Here is the prayer:
Hail and Blessed
be the Hour and the
Moment in which the
Son of God
was born of the
Most Pure Virgin Mary,
at Midnight, in Bethlehem,
in Piercing Cold!
In the Hour, Vouchsafe, O My
God, to hear my prayer and grant
my petition, through the merits of
Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of
His Most Holy Mother. Amen.
Today I was also gifted by my secret pal gal!:D You may not be able to see everything too clearly, but in the box was a pretty magnetic note pad, some pretty Mary Engelbreit magnets; some Starbucks vanilla flavored after coffee mints (which are delightful); some organic chocolate truffles :D; pretty purple bamboo knitting needles (#4); blue size G/6 and L/11 bamboo crochet hooks; 2 balls of beautiful purple Rowan wool cotton; and 1 skein lushious dark purple Crystal Palace cotton chenille! THANK YOU SO MUCH SECRET PAL!!! Everything is just fabulous!! I have really enjoyed receiving these goodies from you! THANK YOU AGAIN!

Season's Greetings

Daniel's Wreath And The Reason For The Season!

Oh The Suspence!!!

Purple Yarn! My Favorite!!!

It's All Good! Thank You Secret Pal!!!