Sunday, May 8, 2011

Some new Wool and Fabric...

I went to the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival yesterday.  Had beautiful weather this year - not too hot - not too cold and no rain!  I met my niece there again this year.  We always have a great time.  I bought some new wool that I want to use for gloves (fingerless)...

 and this pattern.  I love this - it looks like it's woven, but it is knit in a linen stitch.  Gorgeous.
 My buttons were for sale at the Cloverhill Yarn Shop booth this year.  I can't wait to hear how they sold.  I'm hoping they were popular. I also did some fabric shopping recently.  I want to make a scrap quilt of houses and trees and I wanted most of the fabrics (if not all) to be polka dot.

 Happy Mother's Day!  I am just hanging out with my kids and Mark.  It another pretty day so we are enjoying the sunshine.
My mom and I - summer 1966

6 comments:

Kris said...

Love the wool and the fabrics. Lovely colours!

dulcy said...

Those wools make me want to knit! I've got a knitting project going, but am stuck with a particular stitch. Love your buttons! And I'm excited for you having them in a shop. I'm sure you'll do well. Also, we are finally getting an iPad! Probably will order within the next week or so, and I'm excited. I keep thinking of all the ways we'll use it. I'm sharing it with the husband, and we are very used to using our own computers, so not sure how this will work out. But for now, I think we'll be a one iPad home...
xo
dulcy

Dag said...

oh how i miss mswf....wish i could have gone with you!!
*sigh*

Erica said...

Lovely colours!

Silver MLM

Katie said...

That is some lovely yarn!! sounds like fun!

Steve Finnell said...

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John 6:45 It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught of God.' Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me.

The Father draws all who hear and learn. The Father does not force anyone to hear or learn. Men have free-will. God does not impute faith into a few so they will believe and be saved. Faith does not come by injection.

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Romans 10:13-14 for "Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved." 14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?

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God the Father draws men to Jesus with the gospel.

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Israel as a nation rejected the gospel. How could that be possible if irresistible grace were in play? Israel turned away from God.

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The Jews had the opportunity to believe the gospel of Jesus Christ, but they were unwilling. There was no irresistible grace in play. The Father draws all who are willing to believe the gospel.

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