Knit and Pray

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

Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Our cellist and the rest of the symphony gave a performance the morning we left to see my MIL. #2 and #3 liked their matching jammies and being at Grandma's house. The trip was long but the visit was good. We have much to be thankful for.
The packaged hats/booties were mailed that Wednesday morning. The other five and whatever else I can knit or sew up will make it on Dec. 9. The Knit Unto Others KAL is officially over, but I'll be knitting for others for as long as God allows.
This year has just flown by. Tomorrow is December 1! The little tree is up on the table this year. The boys have donned their Santa hats and are making their lists of wants. We got a late start getting back home so got to enjoy the Christmas lights along the way. It only rained on and off.
Home is a very good place to be. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have lost homes and/or loved ones. May we all pray that we do that which is most pleasing to God Almighty in these very trying times.
Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and effectual and more piercing than any two edged sword and reaching unto the division of the soul and the spirit, of the joints also and the marrow: and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
1 A psalm for David. For a remembrance of the sabbath.
2 Rebuke me not, O Lord, in thy indignation: nor chastise me in thy wrath.
3 For thy arrows are fastened in me: and thy hand hath been strong upon me.
4 There is no health in my flesh, because of thy wrath: there is no peace for my bones, because of my sins.
5 For my iniquities are gone over my head: and as a heavy burden are become heavy upon me.
6 My sores are putrified and corrupted, because of my foolishness.
7 I am become miserable, and am bowed down even to the end: I walked sorrowful all the day long.
8 For my loins are filled with illusions: and there is no health in my flesh.
9 I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly: I roared with the groaning of my heart.
10 Lord, all my desire is before thee: and my groaning is not hidden from thee.
11 My heart is troubled, my strength hath left me: and the light of my eyes itself is not with me.
12 My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against me. And they that were near me stood afar off.
13 And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long.
14 But I, as a deaf man, heard not: and as a dumb man not opening his mouth.
15 And I became as a man that heareth not: and that hath no reproofs in his mouth.
16 For in thee, O Lord, have I hoped: thou wilt hear me, O Lord my God.
17 For I said: Lest at any time my enemies rejoice over me, and whilst my feet are moved, they speak great things against me.
18 For I am ready for scourges: and my sorrow is continually before me.
19 For I will declare my iniquity: and I will think for my sin.
20 But my enemies live, and are stronger than I: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
21 They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness.
22 Forsake me not, O Lord my God: do not thou depart from me.
23 Attend unto my help, O Lord, the God of my salvation.

Matching Jammies Are Fun!

Our Cellist

Four Preemie Hat/Bootie Sets Bagged And Ready To Go

Five Large Preemie Hat/Bootie Sets

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Taken from a meme at Julie D. at Happy Catholic blog who was tagged by Regina Clare Jane. I thought it'd be interesting to see. I'm using the Douay-Rheims version.
Matthew 3:13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan, unto John, to be baptized by him.
Mark 3:13 And going up into a mountain, he called unto him whom he would himself. And they came to him.
Luke 3:13 But he said to them: Do nothing more than that which is appointed you.
John 3:13 And no man hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven.
Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus, whom you indeed delivered up and denied before the face of Pilate, when he judged he should be released.
The Apocalypse 3:13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.
OK now you do it! At least let it lead you to read from the book of life. May you always be blessed!

Monday, November 21, 2005


Yesterday is not only the title of a great Beatles song, but it is when I participated in my first Arts & Crafts Fair which benifited the Hispanic Ministry of Sacred Heart Church. It was held Sunday at St. Agnes gymnasium. I had a lot of compliments on my handwork and a few buyers. I bought a clay pot which I loooove! There is something about pottery that just touches my soul. Perhaps it's my Baptist upbringing..."Thou art the potter, I am the clay...". Each piece is so unique and the lady who made it is such a lovely person. She takes a lot of pride in her work and it shows!
I also purchaced a beautiful necklace that came from London, England. The vendor had georgeous jewelry from many different places. I could have spent all my money there but #1 son scolded me for my extravegance.
I've included some sky pictures. Sandy at sandysknitting blog has inspired me to look up more. Thanks Sandy! That's the forever part since Christ Jesus will return just as he ascended in the clouds. We can't spend all our time looking up, but it's comforting to think about His return.
Then out of sequince there is today. Norman's and my 13th wedding anniversary. Time has gone by so fast! We have had a lot of hard things to go through. We have much more to be grateful for. My gentle man loves me and I love him. Here's to many more years filled with love and kindness. I love you honey!!! Yesterday, today & forever!!! In Jesus' name. Amen!

Setting Up Our Table

Sometimes Clouds Look Like Cotton Batting

Sometimes The Rainbow Is Just Behind The Clouds Ready To Shine Through!


Thursday, November 17, 2005


It doesn't have to be much. Click here to get in the spirit of the season.

Sunday, November 13, 2005


Friday and Saturday we held an indoor sale. As you can see we have a bounty of goodies to sell. I haven't posted everything, but you get the idea. We still have a bunch of stuff left, but the cloths and baby hats/booties are spoken for. If anyone wants any info on anything just post. Saturday evening we heard the tornado sirens and got the kids battened down in the tub. I sure do miss the underground cellar we had for just such occassions, even with the spiders and the slugs. Thankfully all is well and the kids had an adventure. I've got a lot of knitting to do this week.
PROVERBS 31:6-13, 19-22
6Give strong drink to them that are sad: and wine to them that are grieved in mind: 7Let them drink, and forget their want, and remember their sorrow no more. 8Open thy mouth for the dumb, and for the causes of all the children that pass. 9Open thy mouth, decree that which is just: and do justice to the needy and poor. 10Who shall find a valieant woman? Far and from the uttermost coasts is the price of her. 11The heart of her busband trusteth in her: and he shall have no need of spoils. 12She will render him good, and not evil, all the days of her life. 13She hath sought wool and flax and hath wrought by the counsel of her hands.
19 She hath put out her hand to strong things: and her fingers have taken hold of the spindle. 20She hath opened her hand to the needy, and stretched out her hands to the poor. 21She shall not fear for her house in the cold of snow: for all her domestics are clothed with double garments. 22She hath made for herself clothing of tapestry: fine linen, and purple is her covering.

Magazine Anyone?

Old Emboidered Linens At Our Sale

Tissue Box Cozies

Other Goodies...

Cross Stitch For Sale!

Cookie Anyone?

Hunkerin' Down At The Indoor Pond

Saturday, November 12, 2005


Here is a place to contribute a hat &/or scarf to our American neighbors. Please consider donating to {buttons on the side} The Preemie Project (small acts of kindness!), Cloths For Katrina (small cotton squares), The Dulaan Project(items due in July), Give a Little (Red Cross), or any number of worthy causes. Help make our world a kinder place along this journey. No good deed goes unrewarded! God bless us everyone!!!

Friday, November 04, 2005


Yesterday a parent's worst nightmare came true when Bailey Highfill collapsed and died at the school playground. Read about it here. Norm heard about it on the radio and for a second got that sinking feeling that it could be Daniel, but then he thought no, they said a first grader. Still...our hearts and prayers go out to the family of this little girl. Today when I dropped Daniel off the swings were wound up and some yellow ribbons and teddy bears were tied to the fence. I hope they make that area into a garden and move the swings. I cannot help but weep for the loss. I cannot imagine it since the pain and loss would be so very deep. I go to God's Word for comfort:
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
1All things have their season: and in their times all things pass under heaven.
2A time to be born, and a time to die. A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.
3A time to kill, and a time to heal. A time to destroy, and a time to build.
4A time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
5A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather. A time to embrace, and a time to be far from embrace.
6A time to get, and a time to lose. A time to keep, and a time to cast away.
7A time to rend, and a time to sew. A time to keep silence, and a time to speak.
8A time to love, and a time of hatred. A time of war, and a time of peace.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Carolyn, who won my clapotis, sent me a most beautiful and generous gift of yarn from Cherry Tree Hill. What a lovely thing to do! Thank you SO MUCH!!! I've not worked much with sock weight yarn as I've resisted getting into the sock making addiction:D (I'm too busy making hats/booties and cloths) I may take your advice and make it into the clapotis you were going to:~) I'm so glad you are enjoying yours! Wear it in good health for many years!

Mr. Lincoln Rose I Planted 12 Years Ago...I Love It!




Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemerof the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, etc.
Saint Michael,
Saint Gabriel,
Saint Raphael,
All ye holy angels and archangels,
All ye holy orders of blessed spirits,
Saint John the Baptist,
Saint Joseph,
All ye holy patriarchs and prophets,
Saint Peter,
Saint Paul,
Saint Andrew,
Saint James,
Saint John,
Saint Thomas,
Saint James,
Saint Philip,
Saint Bartholomew,
Saint Matthew,
Saint Simon,
Saint Thaddeus,
Saint Matthias,
Saint Barnabas,
Saint Luke,
Saint Mark,
All ye holy apostles and evangelists,
All ye holy disciples of Our Lord,
All ye holy innocents,
Saint Stephen,
Saint Lawrence,
Saint Vincent,
Saints Fabian and Sebastian,
Saints John and Paul,
Saints Cosmas and Damian,
Saints Gervase and Protase,
All ye holy martyrs,
Saint Sylvester,
Saint Gregory,
Saint Ambrose,
Saint Augustine,
Saint Jerome,
Saint Martin,
Saint Nicholas,
All ye holy bishops and confessors,
All ye holy doctors,
Saint Antony,
Saint Benedict,
Saint Bernard,
Saint Dominic,
Saint Francis,
All ye holy priests and levites
All ye holy monks and hermits,
Saint Mary Magdalen,
Saint Agatha,
Saint Lucy,
Saint Agnes,
Saint Cecilia,
Saint Catherine,
Saint Anastasia,
All ye holy virgins and widows,
All ye holy men and women, saints of God,
Make intercession for us.
Be merciful,
Spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
From all evil, O Lord, deliver us.
From all sin, O Lord, deliver us.
From Thy wrath, etc.
From a sudden and unprovided death,
From the deceits of the devil,
From anger, hatred, and all ill-will,
From the spirit of fornication,
From lightning and tempest,
From the scourge of earthquake,
From plague, famine, and war,
From everlasting death,
Through the mystery of Thy Holy Incarnation,
Through Thy coming,
Through Thy Nativity,
Through Thy baptism and holy fasting,
Through Thy Cross and Passion,
Through Thy death and burial,
Through Thy holy Resurrection,
Through Thine admirable Ascension,
Through the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete,
In the Day of Judgment,
We sinners,
We beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst spare us,
We beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst pardon us,
We beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst bring us to true penance, etc.
That Thou wouldst govern and preserve Thy holy Church,
That Thou wouldst preserve our Apostolic Prelate and all ecclesiastical Orders in holy religion,
That Thou wouldst humble the enemies of Thy holy Church,
That Thou wouldst give peace and true concord to Christian kings and princes,
That Thou wouldst bring back to the unity of the Church all those who have strayed from the truth, and lead to the light of the Gospel all unbelievers,
That Thou wouldst confirm and preserve us in Thy holy service,
That Thou wouldst lift up our minds to heavenly desires,
That Thou wouldst render eternal blessings to all our benefactors,
That Thou wouldst deliver our souls and those of our brethren, relations, and benefactors from eternal damnation,
That Thou wouldst give and preserve the fruits of the earth,
That Thou wouldst give eternal rest to all the faithful departed,
That Thou wouldst graciously hear us,
Son of God,
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Our Father, etc. (silently).
V. And lead us not into temptation,
R. But deliver us from evil.