Still knitting bright beanies for charity, and dug out this lovely soft wool that I've had for years, from a family woollen mill in Victoria, that no longer operates. Knitting this classic jumper, one of which I made myself years ago, but waylaid somewhere in all my moves. I really loved that jumper, so why not knit another one!! It was in Willabaa yarn too...
And my friend Debbie in India sent me a parcel, and a challenge, to crochet a 'mood blanket'...
lots of bright coloured yarn (and a rice bag to put it in)
Still working on my hexi flowers from a fabric swap with a group of ladies how many years ago??
think I might join them into some sort of carry/knitting bag
Finished reading Candle in the Darkness. Enjoyed the historical content on the American Civil War and abolition of slavery...
In the process of finishing Blue Christmas (interesting, but a bit repetitive)
Still forming an opinion on Quicksand
And picked up this Reader's Digest (which I don't usually buy) as there looked to be some interesting articles in it
The year of using up and finishing off :))
Regarding bible reading...
I have my quiet time in bed with my early morning cup of tea, before the daily busyness starts. I have been using the Our Daily Bread for years, but also like to add one or two other devotional reads. Last year it was Grace Notes - Philip Yancey, but as I started it part way through the year, I am continuing with it this year. I do like his writings...
Also this year, as well as Our Daily Bread, I am using Seeds of the Kingdom and a Year's Journey with God (both of which I have used in previous years)...
And in my plan to read through the Bible alphabetically, I am using the Holman Christian Standard Bible (my usual preference is NKJV) for a change. I'm on track with my reading:
3. 1 Chronicles
Had some recipes to share with you too, but that will have to wait till another post.
Will leave you with this poem I read Jan 2nd in a Year's Journey with God:
Lord, I surrender all my gifts, to take into this year,
That I may use them in your will, to bring the Saviour near.
The gifts you give are not my own - they're yours to take away,
Or let remain, if you should choose, to use for you each day.
And so my gifts I dedicate that I may serve you here.
May all the glory go to you - my King, my Saviour dear.
Onwards and upwards.... :))