February 22, 2012

Yarn along...and Great Lent preparation!

I'm knitting a little vest for my nephew, Theodore. Red wool yarn by Patons.

My 10 year old read the book
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner and read the next 3 books in the series and recommended them to me, so that's what I'm reading right now.
I can't believe my daughter is suggesting books to me!!!

And I've been sewing...very unprofessional, but a star design... Did you notice the polka dot fabric is leftover from the pajama pants I made over the weekend? My 8 year old daughter loves it, so it is for her, a mini quilt for Honey (one of her teddy bears). ♥

I got a card from a friend in the mail yesterday, with this bag of tea inside. Pukka - Three Ginger. Oh, it's so good. I added a bit of honey and milk. As you can see I made another batch of the Lemon Poppyseed cookies.

Anyhow, I hope to get a box of that tea! I'm going to check and see if Whole Foods sells it.

This is the week before Great Lent starts...and this year I participated in a felt swap, each person designed a piece for each day until Pascha. Along with each visual element (which I think I'll sew onto a large piece of fabric like a quilt), there are readings:

Luke 2:41-52 12 Year Old Jesus in the Temple #1 temple
Matthew 3:13-17 Baptism of Christ #2 dove above water
Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus is Tempted by the devil #3 stones in desert
Luke 5:1-11 Jesus Calls the First Disciples #4 net with fish
John 2:1-12 First Miracle, Wedding in Cana #5 water and wine jugs
Mark 2:23-3:5 Jesus and the Sabbath #6 withered hand
John 1:43-51 Disciples Follow Jesus #7 disciples/Sunday of Orthodoxy
Matthew 5:1-12 Sermon on the Mount #8 mountain
Matthew 8:5-13 Jesus Heals Centurian's Servant #9 centurian
Matthew 131-9 Parable of the Sower #10 seeds beside/growing in soil w rocks and thorns
Mark 6:14-29 Death of John the Baptist #11 platter
Matthew 14:22-33 Jesus Walks on Water #12 feet on water
Mark 1:35-44 Jesus Heals Leper #13 leper kneeling
Mark 2:1-12 Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man #14 cot/cot being lowered with ropes
Luke 18:18 Rich Young Man #15 needle with eye and camel
Mark 13:32-37 Second Coming #16 alert sign
Matthew 15:22-28 Woman of Canaan #17 little dogs eating crumbs
Matthew 18:23-35 Unforgiving Servant #18 prison
Matthew 14:13-21 Jesus Feeds Five Thousand People #19 loaves and fishes
Luke 1:24-38 Archangel Visits Mary New Calendar extra symbol A - angel
Mark 2:14-17 Sinners are Welcome: Levi #20 tax collection box
Mark 8:34-9:1 Jesus' First Prophecy of His Passion #21 taking up cross/also Adoration of the Holy Cross
John 15:1-9 Jesus Teaches He is True Vine #22 grapevine with grapes
Mark 5:35-43 Jesus and Jairus's Daughter #23 girl sleeping in bed
Luke 10:25-37 Parable of Good Samaritan #24 bandages and oil
Luke 15:1-7 Parable of Lost Sheep #25 one lost sheep
Luke 7:11-17 Jesus Raises A Widow's Son #26 open coffin
Mark 7:31-37 Jesus Heals a Deaf Man #27 ear
Mark 9:17-31 Jesus Heals Mute & Second Prophecy #28 fire/also Sunday of St. John of the Ladder
Matthew 13:31-32 Parable of the Mustard Seed #29 mustard seed
Matthew 25:14-30 Parable of the Talents #30 talent (coins) buried deep in ground
Luke 12:15-21 Foolish Rich Man #31 full grain barn
Matthew 13:24-30 The Wheat and the Tares #32 wheat and weeds
Luke 1:24-38 Archangel Visits Mary Old Calendar extra symbol A - angel
Luke 18:10-14 Pharisee and Tax Collector #33 megaphone
Mark 8:27-31 Peter's Confession #34 question mark
Mark 10:32-45 Jesus' Third Prophecy of His Passion #35 scourge (multi-thong whip)/also St. Mary of Egypt
Matthew 17:1-11 Transfiguration of Our Lord #36 clothing white as light
John 10:11-15 The Good Shepherd #37 shepherd's staff
John 9:1-11 Jesus Heals Blind Man #38 hand with clay touching eyes
Matthew 22:1-14 Parable of Great Feast #39 invitation
Luke 6:46-49 Jesus Teaches About the House Builders #40 1 house sinking, 1 house firm foundation
John 11:1-45 Lazarus Saturday #41 Lazarus with graveclothes
John 12:1-18 Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem #42 palm branches
Matthew 24:3-35 Barren Fig Tree #43 barren fig tree
Matthew 24:36-26:2 Parable of Ten Virgins #44 oil lamp with flame
Matthew 26:6-16 Sinful woman annoints feet #45 tears on foot
Matthew 26:21-39 Last Supper #46 chalice
Luke 23:39-43 Crucifixion of Our Lord #47 three crosses
Matthew 28:1-20 Holy Saturday #48 tomb/cave with stone
John 1:1-17 The Resurrection of Christ #49 empty cave or resurrected Christ on white oval


Lee Ann said...

Love quilting - so amazing the designs that can be made from simple shapes! Enjoy!!

Conservative Knit Mom said...

Your list is wonderful! I think I will follow along your list and read one of those scriptures each day. They would make great ornaments for a lenten tree. We are making a Lenten tree this year--using bits of wool to mark our prayers. I hope we follow through. I am really interested in your vest-- what pattern will you be using?

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

Oh I love your list of scriptures. That's great and thank you for sharing :) I'm going to have to copy them out and get started with the first one today :)

elizabeth said...

nice about the tea... we can get it here ... have not had the three ginger one yet but love ginger tea!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are following the same reading lists as me:) Cookies look yummy!
Can't wait to see the little vest!

Lori ann said...

i think your quilt is darling, good job! love ginger tea too, i've not seen that brand.

Shirley Bragg said...

I'm going to follow your list of scriptures too. Thanks for sharing. Now i'm going to have to find out about the lenten tree that one of your readers mentioned. I like the idea.

Mimi said...

Oooh, the swap sounds wonderful, enjoy!

Irene said...

I am writing to let you knwo that I have used your photo with link credit on my blog. I found it so relevant to what I find blissful about March. Happy March and a blessed Lent.