Thursday, October 19, 2006

Autumn, Knitting, Announcement, Cats & Prayers

Autumn at our Farm

Autumn in Oklahoma seems more colorful than usual this year. Yesterday I took a brief walk in the back pasture and took some pictures of the wooded area near the back boundary of our farm.

Enjoy the pictures below of our fall colors.


Yesterday was a cloudy day, but the colors were still brilliant.


I've just finished another little Raglan sweater for the children of CIC. This was a quick and easy knit using Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn.

This yarn is very thick and I'm sure it will keep a little child very warm. I know it kept me warm while it was on my lap during knitting. : )

I'll be mailing off my first box to CIC for the current knitting challenge that goes through November 30th. I'll be sending a second box later in the challenge.


Rosemary and I have been working quietly for a few months on organizing a charity knitting group. We have a website that we would love you to visit and join ... .

Our goal is to encourage others in knitting for chairty, to join with friends of like minds and hearts for helping others, and to share in the process. We plan on having local monthly meetings, and for those that are too far away, you can participate online. We'll be linking blogs of members to the sidebar of CareWool so that we can get to know each other and keep up with each other's lives.

There are no fees or dues for Carewool. There's just lots of encouragement, ideas, fellowship and cheerleading for CIC/charity knitting. As a member, picture posting of items in progress, or completed, are welcomed and encouraged.

Please join us at CareWool.


Our cats have been posing this week, so I took pictures of a couple of them to share with you.

Here's Toby...

Toby is nearing the top cat position of our group of kitties.

And, here's Barkley posing with a cross stitch pattern that I am going to start soon. It looks just like him!

The pattern is titled *Tapestry Cat* by Teresa Wentzler.


Please pray fervently for Susan. She will be having a major surgery this next week, on the 27th, to help battle her cancer again. Please pray for the Lord's loving arms to surround her and keep her safe, to give peace to her heart and mind, to care for her family, and to guide the neurosurgeon's hands.

Also, please continue to pray for Mackenzie and her family, Will and his family, and always for each other.

My prayer today is that we each have the Lord's peace in our minds and hearts, wisdom to do what is right, courage to choose against that which may harm others or ourselves, and to always be mindful to help someone else. And, of course, that we each grow stronger in our relationship with our Heavenly Father every day.

Your Friend,



Galatians 4:10
You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!

Ecclesiastes 3:1
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:

Ezra 8:23
So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool colors and toby has made it onto the internet now! Will your group accept knitted items after finals?

6:52 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Lovely photos! I love the child's sweater, too.

6:45 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Wow! Can I come live at your house? LOL!!! Beautiful views and scenery! How on earth do you and Rosemary finish all those sweaters so quickly? Seems like I'm knitting all the time and never get much finished! I love the carewool...awesome!

6:49 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

We just had our first fall day here in Texas. It was very nice!

1:55 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

Love the new sweater and fall pictures too! I have two sweaters ready to send, but I want to get one more done before I sent the box out. Love the idea of your new care wool site! Great idea!

2:31 PM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

Prayers sent up, candles lit! (((hugs)))
And thank you! You are such a support...can't wait to see my nostepinne, no matter when it was mailed, my dear!
(Such gorgeous kitties...and beautiful photos, as always!)

5:47 PM  
Blogger Pooch said...

Those Fall pics are absolutely gorgeous--trees touched by the hand of God. I love the name of your blog! Knitting is a perfect opportunity for prayer time or time to be still in the Lord.


7:00 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Hey sis, the pics of the farm are beautiful. I can't believe that tree of yours continues to grow such beautiful little sweaters. I just know that the kids really enjoy everything that is picked from it..! The cats look like they are enjoying farm life and are getting a break from the little doggies...Love you dearly!

1:03 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Enjoyed looking at your blog and your CIC sweaters! I love knitting with the color red too--very cheerful!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

As always, Shelley, a lovely post.

What size are your child's sweaters & how much yarn does it take you to make one? They are all so nice do a great job knitting them! :)

8:36 PM  

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