Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

gift ideas

here is a "quickie" gift idea. You could use any stick to brace it in the hair. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 27, 2006

Shelby slippers

I made these so she could wear them over her socks around the house. I thought they turned our very cute.  Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

A Called and Saved Knitter

Thankgiving thoughts...... I am so thankful to have family, who I love and who love me. We went up to Michigan and Aaron and Janet and the kids met us for breakfast at Denny's near the hotel. then we all trekked over to their house and Janet and Larry made the dinner. Larry deep-fried the turkey in peanut oil and Janet made herbed corn, mashed potatoes (with those delicious small lumps in it!!), carrots, sweet potato cassarole, rolls and of course creme brulee with fruit juice on top. Yummmmmm. Janet's mom, Karen, came over and ate with us and it was such a wonderful day. We truly are blessed to have family. It was so great to see the kids. Of course Alex was thrilled to see us again, and it was mutual. Sure love that sweet sugarboy!! But this year, Miss Shelby actually warmed up to me from the start. Usually it takes half a day. But it was a Thanksgiving Miracle!! She likes me, she really likes me!! I just loved seeing them all. Can't wait to go back in a couple of weeks for Alex's birthday celebration. Whooohooooo! Hi to wolvesandmoose!!

Monday, November 20, 2006

A Called and Saved Knitter

“Rich is the person who has a praying friend.”
— Janice Hughes

Friday, November 17, 2006

harvest yarn

yes this is the same type yarn i made a shawl from. I bought more and am trying to make a jacket (evidently for next fall) because i like the colors. I am ripping it out for the third time. it just keeps getting bigger and bigger. and no i am not increasing stitches. I just .....i just.....well, i am going to try one more time. gggggggrrrrrrr!!!!! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A sad goodbye

Here is Darby, earlier this year.
Dear Friends and Family,
Last night Darby went to be with the Lord. Her brain could no longer handle everything. This morning we turned off the last of the machines that were keeping her alive.
Thank you for all the love and support you have shared with us. Our God is in control of all things even in death.
We love you. God Bless, Dawn (Darby's mommy) Posted by Picasa I truly believe that God gave that family an extra measure of grace. I have been blessed to see the work He has done in their family.

I am adding on 11-27-06 what was printed in the Reporter-Times Newspaper....

Darby Elliott, 9Nov. 15, 2006
Tuesday November 21, 2006
The funeral service for Darby Katelyn "Princess Darby" Elliott was 11 a.m. Monday at Eastview Christian Church in Martinsville. The Rev. Norman Ward and Kathy Forgeng officiated. The committal at graveside was done by Rev. Rick Miller.
Elliott, 9, Martinsville, died Nov. 15, 2006, at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.
Her aunt Debbie Costin gave the eulogy as "Tea Party Celebration." Amy Beth Costin read "Darby's Book." Grandmother Joyce Elliott read "I Chose You, My Princess." A poem, "God's Child," written by Ellen Miller, was read by Kathy Forgeng. "Shooting Stars", Darby's interview for a Make-A-Wish Foundation commercial was played.
Sharyn Kersey was pianist. She played a special selection of Disney songs.
Another special selection played was "In His Time," pre-recorded by late "Papaw" Bill Elliott and aunt Debbie Costin.
Other musical selections were "Help You Find Your Wings," "In My Daughter's Eyes," "Fingerprints of God" and "Thank You for Giving to the Lord."
At the graveside the "Johnny Appleseed Song" was sung.
Burial was in Nebo Memorial Park in Martinsville.
Pallbearers were Rich, Reese, Josiah, Eli, Ezra and Robert Elliott, A.J. Costin and Jack Cooper.
Sam Hubbard was honorary pallbearer.
A pink and purple balloon release concluded the service at the cemetery.
After the service, family and friends shared a meal at Eastview Christian Church.
Costin Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Monday, November 13, 2006


Look what was entering the woods behind our apartment! This critter was beautiful. Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 10, 2006

A Called and Saved Knitter

“Defend the Bible? I would just as soon defend a lion. Just turn the Bible loose. It will defend itself.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Ta Da

Finished a scarf for my son. Although he and Alex will probably trade.  Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 06, 2006

Weekend knitting

here are some socks I made for a friend.

And my son actually asked for a scarf and of course, Alex would like one too!! :) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Gone!!! Posted by Picasa
here he is fighting it Posted by Picasa
heres my little guy sooooo tired Posted by Picasa