Finally, I have finished a few items, and I have been waiting for this! I am a part of this years Dish Rag Tag. Emily over at Yarn Miracle is orchestrating this, and she is doing a fantastic job. I wouldn't even know where to begin. I got my package today, from Karen in Illinois, and I have to get the cloth done tonight, and then mail it out first thing tomorrow. Had the mail come a little earlier today, I could have gotten it out today. I am on the Cotton Queens team. We will win, cuz we are Queens and we rule. Sorry, really bad pun there!! Couldn't help myself. Karen really out did herself, as you can see, especially since the box isn't that big. Thanks Karen!! Next up are my socks. I started these way back the beginning of February, when our middle son ended up in the hospital. I got the first one done pretty quickly, but have been so slow with the second one. Finally, they are done!! They look like one is bigger than the other, but they aren't, they fit like a glove!! Very nice!! They are the thickest ones I've done. I have already cast on for another pair. I am doing Jaywalkers from Grumperina. You can find the pattern and more of her great designs on Ravelry. I am getting ready to send out my monthly dishcloth swap stuff, but I can't post pictures until she has it. I think I'm sending it to Bobbi in New Jersey. So fun!!
Our oldest and only daughter passed her driving test tonight. She is finally a legal driver. It will be very helpful, especially for herself, as she will have lots of extra commitments this year. I want to take a moment, and thank all of you who left such positive, and encouraging comments on my blog recently. I know that I will probably never meet many of you, maybe none of you, but it is so cool to sit back and watch the Lord bring people into your life through many different avenues. Thanks again!!
On that note, some serious news to tell. I waited a little while to tell this, b/c we needed to make sure that all our family knew before I posted this. As many of you know, our oldest son is a Marine. He has been called up, and will be leaving soon to fulfill his duty to our country. This is a tuffy people. On one hand, I am so filled with pride that I feel like I might just bust, but at the same time he is my baby. And this is hard on a mothers heart. I KNOW that beyond a shadow of a doubt, that wherever he goes, he is in the Lord's will and that the Lord will protect him!! I would ask that you remember him in your prayers, and not just him, but every son and daughter that is serving our country, whether they are here or abroad. Needless to say, the wedding is still on, but will be pushed out to a later date. Anna is going to make a great helpmate for him, she is already being so positive, and has such a great attitude about the whole thing. Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." God has been faithful and He can and will continue to be faithful!! Thanks for stopping by.