Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Bit of Progress and Reading


I'm making some headway on my scarf, but I do have a long way to go.  Since I'm using a fingering weight yarn, the stitches are smaller.  But that is OK, I'm enjoying the project and there isn't any rush.

I do have a "funny" (not so much) story to tell.  

After I posted about starting my scarf, I set the project on an end table.  It wasn't too long, and the dog got a hold of it and bolted; bounding through the house.  I could hear the stitches being ripped out and when I finally got a hold of her (hiding under the dining room table), what was left was soaked with dog slobber.  I felt like Charlie Brown; "Ugh!"  

But, I persevered and started over.  

And, I'm keeping it on a higher table when I'm not working on it.

:-)

On the reading front, the only reading I've been able to fit in lately is my daily devotions.  I enjoy "Our Daily Bread", and reading the scripture verses that go along with the thought for the day.  Today's readings were from Matthew 8:1-4; 9:9-12.  

When Jesus heard that, He said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick."
Matthew 9:12

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Our weather has been gray and rainy so far this week.  We did have a brief break from the rain late yesterday afternoon and there was a double rainbow behind our house.  I ran to get the camera, but was only able to capture what was left as the sun quickly was going under the clouds again.


Hope your day is filled with blessings,
Heather

Linking up with Ginny for her weekly Yarn Along.

25 comments:

  1. Funny story fro us, but maybe not so much for you! Love the photo of the rainbow.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. True, true! :-) Thanks Meredith, have a great day. Heather

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  2. The story of the dog made me smile, it reminded me of my own dog who will take anything or everything into his mouth and run away with it, he thinks its a game so I have stopped chasing him. Love the colour of your yarn.

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    1. I think our dog thinks the same thing as she does it often with shoes, slippers or whatever she can sink her teeth into. Hopefully, she'll outgrow it. :-)

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  3. Oh my goodness - I hope Blackie got a 'doggy time-out'. Nice picture of the rainbow. I've tried to take pictures of rainbows a couple of times and they never come out. Have a good day Heather. :)

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    1. Doggy time-out and a tongue lashing I'm sure she didn't understand a word of. :-) Thanks Debi, I hope you have a great day. Heather

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  4. Oh no! Not funny but it kinda is... :) I imagined myself chasing our little dog who would do something just like that!
    Those are great scriptures. I tell myself this sometimes when I hear that oh this person did this or that and we shouldn't be around them..Really? I am called to be the light and salt of the earth. Why would I give you light or season if you already had it?! Thanks for sharing Our Daily Bread, I used to get those each month too...

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment. ODB is free on-line as well, so when I can't get my hands on a hard copy, it's nice to have the on-line version as a fall-back. Have a terrific day! Heather

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  5. I feel your pain with the scarf. I've had that happen before with one of the girls when they were little. Just grabbed the yarn and took off. I wasn't so lucky in saving anything and had to start all over. Little monkeys. : )

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    1. That's a cute story and one you'll have to remind her of some day when she has little ones of her own. I too started over, but thankfully, I wasn't that far along. Just a few inches. Have a great day! Heather

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  6. Aww your dog must be a yarn lover too. Funny story to hear for us and to remember for you once your scarf is finished. ;-)

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    1. That's cute; yes, she must be a yarn lover too. :-)

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  7. Hmmmm....not so sure I would find it humorous if a pet unraveled my crocheting. Glad you found a higher table to put it on this time. ;) Thank you for sharing the rainbow.

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    1. It wasn't humorous to be sure. I gave her (the dog) the cold shoulder for the rest of the night. :-) Hope you are well. Heather

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  8. Oh I, so sorry!!!! But I love the rainbow and house pic!

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  9. Just scrolled through your last few posts and enjoyed catching up on your latest news, Heather :-) Your son and my youngest grandson are the same age! I enjoyed seeing your trip to the zoo...beautiful animals and a fun family adventure. Your thrifting finds are outstanding...I love the used furniture and dishes I have found over the years, and I like the idea of extending each piece's story. So sorry your puppy had so much fun with the scarf you are trying to create. I hope you complete the pattern. It's very pretty! I have a set of Alicia's ornaments tucked away on a shelf beside me, but I want to complete making them and am cheering you on to complete yours. Thanks for sharing Scripture, too! xx

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    1. Hi Gracie, thank you for your nice comment. It looked like you had a wonderful visit with your family and making new memories to add to existing ones. Have a terrific day. Heather

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  10. Oh no! how annoying, beautiful rainbow. :)

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  11. Love the color you chose for this piece. And if Scripture is the only reading you can squeeze in on any given day --> it's enough. :D Blessings!

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  12. Very nice scarf you are working on, and I just love the rainbow in your last photo. Everytime I see one I am reminded of God's promises. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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  13. Oh my goodness, I would be very frustrated loosing all that work you did. But it does look like its going to be a beautiful scarf. Love the rainbow, so pretty.

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  14. Oh I do apologise... But I did have a good ol' chuckle while reading your post. Our Blair has done this so many times too..
    Just this weekend - she attached her tiny razor teeth to one of the knitted pumpkins I am making for our Halloween table!!
    I am so very blessed you popped by my blog.. I have now added yours to my reading list and I am so looking forward to getting to know you and reading your posts!
    Blessings to you and yours
    hugs from South Africa

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