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For today … Monday, June 29, 2015
Outside my window … it is a beautiful summer day.
I am wearing … gray tee, black pants, and a very pretty apron.
I am creating … a donation for an academic silent auction. It happens just before Christmas, so I hope “Rosie” will make a lovely gift. I found Rosie at a thrift shop and the first thing she needed was surgery and a haircut. Rosie needed to have her arms detached and reoriented with her palms up and thumbs up. The surgery and haircut have both been done. I tried braids first, but the hair was not done well enough to make that work. The yarn lengths were too inconsistent to make braids possible. She has pigtails.
On my knitting needles … is the very beginning of a knitted dress for Rosie. She will have socks, shoes, a hat, and whatever else I can make for here before the silent auction.
I am going … no place today. My car will be in the shop all day.
In my garden … the lilies started to open.
Favorite quote for the day … Because of the garden lilies beginning to open, I recalled Matthew 6:28-29. “Consider the lilies of the field. They neither toil nor spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.…” The lilies remind me to fret less.
I am reading … a few sermons today, based on Matthew 6:28 because of my quote above. If you haven’t seen Bible Hub, it’s worth a look. It has a variety of useful features. One feature is sermons on specific Bible verses. After you find the verse you may be interested in, tap the link to see if there are any sermons based on the verse. In the photo below, I have circled the link you need to tap to get the sermons. It says ‘SER’.
In my kitchen … I am cooking a batch of pickle relish for canning thanks to Dianne at The Grandmother Gig. Click the link for the recipe.
The pickle relish will pair up nicely with the other thing going on in my kitchen: Monday Meats. On Monday mornings, when I am not at work, I go to the market and check the butcher’s specials. The inexpensive meats are most often ground beef reduced to sell after the weekend. Perfect for burgers or meatloaf, both of which go well with pickle relish! Thankfully, the butcher got his specials marked before I had to get my car into t
.he shop this morning.
In my DVD player … is a video in the film series Love Comes Softly. I stumbled on two of them at the thrift shop and liked them enough to find the others in a bargain book/video store. The films are based on books by Janette Oke. I have been watching the films while I work on Rosie’s knitted wardrobe.
Must scoot. The pickle relish is done. I started this post while the relish was cooking. The jars have since been sterilized, filled, and processed. The lids have popped. Music to a canner’s ears!
Now comes the cleanup, hence the very pretty apron.~