Over the weekend I started working on block four of my courtship project and now here are some seam treatments for you...
Herringbone (black); straight stitch (green); lazy daisy (pink) and either French knots or beads.
Straight stitch (black, blue and pink); lazy daisy (green) and French knots (or beads).
- Go HERE to see some pretty amazing knitted moths. Not something I would have ever thought to do!
- There's a nice fabric basket tutorial HERE. Handy for a number of uses.
- I found THIS very interesting way to cast on for toe up socks. I plan to give this a try!!
Instead of your quote today, I thought I'd share this beautiful poem written by Joseph J. Mazzella...
WHAT HAPPENED TODAY
The television news was droning on and on this evening.
It was full of every bad thing that happened in the world today.
Finally I had to turn the set off.
It wasn't that I couldn't handle the bad news.
It was just that I knew all that was being left out.
I knew what else happened today.
Today a mother held her newborn baby in her arms for the first time and felt her heart open with a love she never knew she had.
Today mothers and fathers both played with their children, hugged them tight, and kissed them goodnight when they tucked them into bed.
Today animals were petted, fed, and cared for by loving owners.
Today a child learned how to be kind when he saw his Mom hold a door open for an elderly lady.
Today wise words were spoken and minds were opened in a million school classrooms across the world.
Today clothes, food and money were collected to be shared with the poor and hungry.
Today the sick were cared for, the disabled were helped, and the crying were comforted by so many caring souls.
Today smiles were shared and kind acts performed with no thought of reward.
Today songs were sung, sweet words were said, and laughter was heard.
Today adult children gathered around their Mom's deathbed to hold her hand, tell her they love her, and kiss her for one last time.
Today someone finally realized just how much God loves them.
Today a million prayers went up to Heaven on the wings of faith and a million 'Thank You's' were said to God with hearts full of love.
Today this world was made better by the good we did, the kindness we shared, and the love we gave to others.
Today all the angels of Heaven joyfully smiled as they watched us strive to love each other, to help each other, and to live as God's children here on earth.
That is what happened today.
That is what happens every day of our lives here.
Don't let the bad news bring you down.
Its hate and darkness can never stand against our love and light.