Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Felted Knits and Green Tomatoes

I'm so excited! My order from Interweave knits finally came today! Felted Knits by Beverly Galeskas. She is amazing, simply amazing. I've been on this felted kick since the beginning of the year. Purses, wallets - I've been wanting to do some clogs but I've been sidetracked by the never-ending hubby sweater and now the Harlequin baby blanket. I ordered it more than a month ago from their "hurt books" special and got it for a steal! It was definitely worth the wait. I'm going to try quite a few things this winter...felted clogs, mittens, booties, pillow cases, totes, even a throw rug! I hope my washing machine can take it!!! I'm all tingly with anticipation :) !

On another domestic note, our tomatoes are literally popping off the plants. Dad didn't tie up the vines so they are all over the garden and just loaded with green tomatoes. I plucked 5 today that were fairly ripe and had one for dinner on my burger. Now normally I am not a tomato person but today, I was thoroughly enjoying their fresh, sweet taste. I'm planning on making and canning my own sauce. I'm also going to can some of them diced. Ooohh, I can't wait! I also have tons of Concord grapes bursting off their vines and coloring up nicely. They won't be ready for a few more weeks, though. This year I'm going to go nuts on grape jelly. Between the grape jelly and the strawberry jam I've already made, add to that the apple jelly I'll turn out during apple season, and I'll have quite a store for eating and gift giving! It's all homemade from here on out!

Laurie, aka Crazy Aunt Purl, posted this today and it really got my feathers ruffled. Imagine having the balls to be so callous about heavy weighted people. Obviously this person doesn't have a lot of contact with normal people or he/she wouldn't have made such an ignorant comment. I've struggled with my weight for years and have had little luck in recent ones with keeping any kind of weight off. A lot of it has to do with having had kids and a c-section. Those muscles, when they aren't in good shape to begin with, really won't spring back without a LOT of extra effort. In fact, my doctor told me I'd need plastic surgery to remove a chunk of it because it wouldn't go away no matter what kind of shape I'm in. This person was spewing such insensitive filth. America is an obese society. We live with two extremes - you are either Hollywood thin or not. Most of us are certainly NOT Hollywood thin. And we shouldn't have to be. It galls me to know that women who look healthy and fit and are, say, a size 12 would be considered a plus size model. HA! I'm a plus size model and I'm size 24! Well, I could be a plus sized model if someone were to ask... Anyway, we've been brainwashed to feel badly about ourselves if we weigh more than the Hollywood norm. I've dealt with it my whole life. What really lights my ass on fire is when I think back to those horrible Jr. High and High School days and remember all the horrible weight related names I was called, then I find a picture of myself (rare, I admit) and I look perfectly NORMAL. I wasn't fat. I wasn't obese. I was athletic and healthy and stronger than most. It was teenage guy insecurity that led to many trauma filled days. You know, I've already spent WAY more time on this than I planned. I'm done.

That's it for me, folks. I'm off to finish up my Harlequin and watch some Olympics. Happy knitting y'all!

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Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris