Friday, December 5, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
I saw Linda, today (08/23/08), at the Dutchess County Fair (we taught at the Hands on Knitting in the Wool Room) and she had this great idea for this pattern:
Knit it in a cotton (like Lily's Sugar and Cream yarn) and make dishcloths.
Groovy idea, Linda. Thanks!
Knitted Star Pincushion
This pattern is in Garter Stitch
Cast on an even number of stitches – for the purposes of this pattern:
Knit the next row (1 ridge made)
Row 1(Right Side) – K1, M1, knit to the last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
Row 2 (Wrong Side) – Knit
Bind Off – first motif made.
Next Motif and all following motifs:
With RS facing, pick up 12 stitches – one stitch in each of the 12 ridges –
Knit the next row then repeat the 2 Pattern rows (above), again until the 12 ridges have been made. Bind off Continue in this manner until there are 6 motifs, forming a star. Join the final motif to the first motif by sewing a seam. To make the pincushion (or a small pillow) - Make two stars, sew together, leave an opening for stuffing and stuff. Draw the centers together by stitching a button on each side.
"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him, the son of man that You care for him?" Psalm 8:3, 4 (NIV)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Bible Verse for today:
"He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit." Psalm 147:4,5
Monday, July 28, 2008
1870 US Census
7th Ward Chicago, Cook Co. IL; Pg. 35
June 13, 1870
Quant, Frederick, age 30, Day Laborer
--------, Mary, age 32, Keeping House
--------, Rosa, age 3
--------, John, age 23, Laborer
1880 US Census
Marion County, IL, Iuka Twp
John Quant, 35, M, farmer, Prussia, Prussia, Prussia
Annie, 26, F, wife, Prussia, Prussia, Prussia
Emma, 4, F, daughter, IL, Prussia, Prussia
Otto, 3, M, son, IL, Prussia, Prussia
Steffen, Reca, 51, F, mother-in-law, Prussia, Prussia, Prussia
1900 US Census
date June 19 & 20th, 1900
Name: John Quandt
Home in 1900: Iuka, Marion, Illinois
Estimated birth year: March 1845
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Immigration Year: 1865
John Quandt 55, widowed
Max Quandt 15, 9/84, ILL
Anna Quandt 14, 1/86 ILL
Clara Quandt 11, 7/88 ILL
Quandt Listings in the Chicago City Directory 1868
Quandt, Ferdinand - lab r, 48 W. 22d
Quandt, Frederick - stonecutter, Henry Furst, r 10 Luke
Quandt, Julia - wid. saloon 159 Well r same
Quandt Listing in Chicago City Directory 1875
Quandt, Christine - 249 S. Jefferson
Quandt Listings in the Chicago City Directory, 1878
Quandt, Charles - lab, house 1988 Butterfield
Quandt, Christina, Miss - boarding 297 S. Clinton
Quandt, Frederick - lab house 21 Oakley Ave
Quandt, William - carp. house 1986 Butterfield
Quandt, William - driller, house W. Harrison nr S. Desplaines
Quandt, William - lab, house rear 50 Foster
Today's Bible verse:
"Ask the former generations and find out what their fathers learned, for we were born only yesterday and know nothing, and our days on earth are but a shadow." Job 8:8,9
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Ooops, I ran out of yarn so Fuschia Strip it is. Linda was testing the "dynamic" of our group. She said it will help her write the forward.
Bible verse for this evening:
"For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men." Romans 14:17,18 (NIV)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Just a little wisdom from the Dad O'Jessica in New Mexico - I'm sure this didn't originate with him, though -
(Disclaimer: Obviously, the following is a joke. If it is not obvious to you...let me explain. The following is a joke. Do not swallow boiling water, etc., etc., etc,. nor push someone down the stairs)
1. If you're choking on an ice cube simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat. Presto! The blockage will instantly remove itself.
2. Avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold while you chop.
3. Avoid arguments with the Mrs. about lifting the toilet seat by using the sink.
4. For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a timer..
5. A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button..
6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you'll be afraid to cough.
7. You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
8. Remember: Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
9. If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
Daily Thought: Some people are like slinkies. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.
Bible verse about True Wisdom :
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding. Proverbs 3:13
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Patio tomatoes will soon be tasty!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
".......the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, 'Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these [are] the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.' " Matthew 24:3-14 (KJV)
Friday, May 9, 2008
Bible verse for today:
"The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot." Proverbs 10:7
Friday, March 28, 2008
Today's Bible Verse:
"For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,
And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up,
So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise
To spring up before all the nations. " Isaiah 61:11 (NASB)