Knit and Pray

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

Monday, June 29, 2009


St. Francis de Sales gives this advice: "We must have patience not only to be ill, but to be ill with the illness which God wills, in the place where He wills, and among such persons as He wills; and so of our tribulations."
"Love is patient." I Cor. 13:4
Find strength and consolation in prayer. You need God's grace to make any difficulty a means of greater personal holiness. Prayer secures that grace. You can conquer anything with God's grace, but nothing without it. Your prayer need not be long, but brief and definite. Take time to pray for the interests of Christ and His Church persecuted in so many countries today. Pray for the checking of the moral evils so prevalent even among Catholics.
~from "The Hidden Power of Kindness" by Lawrence G. Lovasik


Good Kitty Chesterton, "Chester" for short came to live with us this past Sunday. He has been a delightful small ball of energy, but as the pictures show, he has had his fair share of cat naps as well. We are very happy to have him join our family:~D

Friday, June 26, 2009


When I don't blog very often I find there is an overload of things that I want to blog about. So here goes some rather random things but things that I'd like to share anyway.
* The photo is one I hadn't seen before of the Lady of Roses. How appropriate for the month of June which is rapidly coming to a close.
* Here's an article entitled Running the Rosary. I love that when we do anything as to the Lord it is a prayer.
* Farewell to our sister in Christ. So comforting to know she had the last sacraments.
* A lovely prayer to Our Lady of Rest.
* An exciting Year of the Priest. June 19, 2009-June 19, 2010.
* Beautiful button art.
* Got a lovely certificate for 4 years of donating to The Preemie Project. Wish I could have made it to the award ceremony, but it was just not meant to be yet. It's been such a rewarding project to be involved with! Hope to continue many more years.
Well, that's all for now. I continue to convalesce at a rather slow rate, but I'm so grateful to even be here that I just take each day and moment at a time. I'm reading more now than I have in years. I continue to knit. I find that I can't sit for very long at a time and am constantly up and down. The worst part about this journey has been the most horrible insomnia. I have trouble getting to and staying asleep. I'm perpetually tired! I hear that it's different with every person who has had this surgery. Thank you all so much for your caring words and prayers!!!
Hope to post more as the weeks go on. There's much to be grateful for:~D

Saturday, June 06, 2009


Thank you for all your kind thoughts and prayers!!! I'm making progress but it's giving me the chance to practice the virtue of PATIENCE.
I managed to get 30 cloths done this year and my dear husband took me to the Red Cross a couple of weeks ago to donate them with their Ivory Soaps. I also finished a burial kimono with hat. I used Plymouth Yarn's Dreambaby D.K. that I bought at Simply Fibers. I love how the fabric looks with the tiny specks of pastel colors. Finally I've been working on some hats to donate to The Preemie Project. This particular hat was inspired by the "pompom bear" hat found in the book "Baby Beanies" by Amanda Keeys.
I found the book "The Power of Praying Through the Bible" by Stormie Omartian at our library on the "new" shelf. It's been a wonderful inspirational book to read. Thank you for stopping by. Praise God for the wonderful things He has done!