Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New members!

We were blessed with the addition of a new family to our church this past Sunday!  God is Good!  Starting a church is definitely a long, VERY long, process, but the benefits far out-weigh the waiting.  It is so good to be able to grow together in God's Word and grow closer together as families in Christ.  "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" -Psalm 133:1  As Clara's favorite song says, "Thank you, LORD, for your blessings on me."

On another note, one of my sisters is learning to crochet, {and doing a great job, I might add} so I decided to give it a try.  I can already do a little knitting, but I've never been able to catch on to crocheting.  So, no better time than the present.  Plus, I can't have her showing me up, now can I? 
I did a little digging and I found a few videos that are a big help.  It's amazing what you can learn from the internet and youtube! If you'd like to learn too, this link will take you to the beginning crochet stitches and this link will give you some various crochet stitches to learn.  Also on the side bar you will find all kinds of other crochet videos that may be of help.  Have fun!  

For all you Jane Austen fans out there, I finally watched Pride and Prejudice.....yes, the LONG one.  I think it's about 5 1/2 hours at least. I will admit, it was pretty good.  I'm not sure what my favorite Jane Austen movie is though,  I did like the new Emma done by BBC.  But I really like Sense and Sensibility too.  Oh well, that is a matter for another time.  I know my girls have their favorites, and can carry on very lengthy conversations about them all.  So, I'll just let you talk to them about it.


  1. I also liked the new Emma that was on PBS. Its funny that you can do knitting and crocheting. I cannot do knitting. I have tried. My problem in crocheting is keeping count. I am not good at that and things seem to go slightly crooked. Have you let your girls watch Anne of Green Gables? It was always a favorite of mine when I was younger.

  2. Well, I'm just learning to crochet...nothing to boast of yet, and the knitting....about all I can do is dishcloths and scarves. :)

    Yes, they love Anne of Green Gables. It was always one of my favorites too!

  3. Sonya, I tried to find a place where I could email you but didn't see one. It sounds like we have a lot in common. We are reformed and homeschool. I found your blog on CSAHM. If you're interested, stop by my blog at http://littlekissesfromGod.blogspot.com/. I look forward to reading your future posts.