Thursday, July 21, 2011

Makes you think

I listened to some wonderful General Conference talks this morning, while I was at work. It got me to thinking... what am I doing to make this world a better place?


Some days my hours, flowing into days, are filled with work, filled with anxious work so that we have enough money to pay the bills. Then, the thoughts pour into my mind, that if I put God first, we will have enough. 

This means doing the things I should be always doing, studying scriptures, family and personal prayers, kindness to all.  Speak positive thoughts... really get into those scriptures.  Write down my thoughts about what I read and incorporate the teachings of Christ into my every hour.

I am working on my 'Personal Progress'- a program for the young women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  My daughter Katie is also working on it, and all she has to do is finish reading the Book of Mormon to get her medallion. She will receive a necklace too.  

I think the moms who complete this get the medallion but not the necklace.  That's ok though... I have wanted to finish this for a long time and I am nearly there!! Feels great!  It's helped me reach into parts of my spirituality that were a bit dormant I guess and I have grown through the studies and projects.

I am also making items for selling in my ETSY shop; and working on some warm mittens and hats for grandkids.  I also starting knitting an old fave pattern for a baby sweater for my newest grandson who is due in a couple of weeks.  This is a hoodie so is big and will be for when this little guy is older. But I want to get it done for Christmas.



Meanwhile..
Charity efforts... I am making preemie hats to send to a young girl, Abi, who is making them and collecting them for her Girl Scout Bronze award.  Very cool!   She is also collecting preemie booties and blankets.  If you would like to help too here is some info:


Teenie Beanies & Tiny Linies
c/o Sheeps Clothing
8551 W. Gage Blvd. 
Kennewick, WA, 99336
More info is here,
http://aknottyhabit.com/blog/2011/06/nicu-preemie-workshop-bronze-award-presentation/



If you need free patterns, I have lots on my preemie pages!  

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God bless you and yours, and HUG the ones you love!
Bev
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com



5 comments:

Patty Ann said...

OH, all of those are wonderful things to do!! I still need to learn to knit and crochet. Your work looks amazing. I am working on my personal progress too with two of my daughters. It is a fun journey.

Barett said...

Bev,

Thanks for sharing and thanks for encouraging the young lady in her philanthropy. I reposted the story on my blog where I try and encourage philanthrpy. Thanks again!

Barett

Anonymous said...

I am loving making baby hats for our local hospital but have come unstuck a bit with Bev's Yet ANOTHER PREEMIE HAT. The pattern has 52 stitches (or multiples of 4)but the Decrease Row 1. is: Knit 2 sts together, *knit 1, knit 2 sts together - repeat from * across row. That means using 5 stitches and leaves 2 stitches over!! What is wrong, please? Noreen

bevq said...

What's wrong is my ability to do math! Let me work on the pattern this morning before I go to work and I will see what's what. Bev

bevq said...

I had some ladies on my Charity Challenge group work on it, and multiples of 4 IS correct. I am guessing it's the way I decreased that is the problem. Will work on that when I can ok?
I am guessing-- guessing only, that either kn2, kn2tog across, or kn2tog across is the solution. I need to go to work now though. Will change the pattern once I get it figured out.
Bev