"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Flexi of the Month

Hello everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that the October Flexi of the Month will be on sale tomorrow, October 1st. And it's a real beauty!

Available in limited supply, limited purchasing, and while supplies last or until the end of October. So if you would like one, visit me @ www.lillarose.biz/LisaKnight to place your order before they all disappear!  ;)

Have a blessed Tuesday!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Curly Scarf Pattern

Yesterday, I was asked for the pattern of the Curly Scarf that I posted about. 
Here it is...

Crochet hook size K.
2 balls of Lion Brand Holiday Homespun Yarn, or yarn of your choice

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

Chain 140.*
Row 1: Double crochet in 4th chain from hook, *double crochet in next chain, 2 double crochet in next chain; repeat from * across.
Row 2: Chain 3, turn, double crochet in first stitch, *double crochet in next 2 stitches, 2 double crochet in next stitch; repeat from * across.
Row 3: Chain 3, turn, double crochet in first stitch, *double crochet in next 3 stitches, 2 double crochet in next stitch; repeat from * across.
Row 4: Chain 3, turn, double crochet in first stitch, *double crochet in next 4 stitches, 2 double crochet in next stitch; repeat from * across.
Row 5: Chain 3, turn, double crochet in first stitch, *double crochet in next 5 stitches, 2 double crochet in next stitch; repeat from * across. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

*Instead of chain stitching 140, I chain stitch 100 to shorten the length of the scarf a bit.

Have fun!   :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Curly Scarf

Good Wednesday morning, friends,

The fall chill has arrived in our neck of the woods, and with it, my desire to get back into one of my favorite cold weather hobbies: crocheting.

Now, I am no crochet expert, but I love to crochet the simple things like scarves, blankets, etc.

Last year, I made this curly scarf. It's such an easy pattern! My hubby got the beautiful yarn for me at Hobby Lobby. If you look closely, you can see the glitter thread in it. 

My hubby also got several other lovely colors, so I had to choose which color to use for my next scarf.

*Drum Roll*

I decided on red. And, when I am feeling extra co-ordinated (lol), I will be reading one of my favorite missionary books while I am stitching...

 Happy stitching, everyone!
Sharing today with Ginny
"She... worketh willingly with her hands." ~ Proverbs 31:13b

Thursday, September 18, 2014

An Announcement

Hi friends,

For years, I have used the traditional hair barrettes and claws. The barrettes were hard on my hair because while taking them out, there was always a huge hunk of my hair stuck in the clasp. The claws weren't much better: I usually ended up with a headache after wearing one all day.

A couple of years ago, I saw the Lilla Rose hair products online and thought the design of the Flexi Clip was brilliant, so much so that I actually considered becoming a consultant. However, I eventually forgot about it. Every once in awhile, I would entertain the thought again. But it never went any farther than just thinking about it.

Well, last month, I didn't just entertain the thought; I acted on it. And I am now an Independent Consultant for Lilla Rose! Flexi Clips are made with piano wire, so they flexible and durable. They are so comfortable to wear, they stay put - all day -  and come with a guarantee. They have many beautiful and feminine styles to choose from.
I simply can't say enough about them. 
After seeing how a Flexi Clip works, even my hubby was amazed and called the design "ingenious". And he always comments about how pretty they look in my hair. :)

Now, I realize that some (or many) of you have never heard of Lilla Rose, so I encourage you to check out my website on the sidebar and take a look at the products. I promise, you won't be disappointed. 

Here is a photo of my granddaughter wearing a Flexi Clip. As you can see, the Flexi Clip can even hold long, thick hair like hers.

 And a close-up...
(Photos courtesy of my firstborn daughter, Nicole.)
But that's not all..today, Lilla Rose is having a 20% off everything sale until 2:00 pm (PST),
So head over to my website and snatch up some good deals!  :)

Thanks, friends!

"But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her..." ~ I Corinthians 11:15

Friday, September 5, 2014

Baby Goats part 2

To say that this post is long overdue is an understatement. But considering what's been going on in my life the past few months, you will forgive me, won't you?  ;)

As I said in my post about Fiona's kidding, she had an intervention-free delivery. Thankfully!  :)

So naturally, as I thought about Helena's impending delivery, I was hoping for the same: I watch; she delivers. And I won't have to get my hands dirty, so to speak. Ha! Not a chance.

Four days before Helena's actual due date, I noticed she was pawing at the ground, bleating nervously, and refusing to eat. She was also yawning. Alot. (Odd, I know, but a definite sign of labor.) She would lie die, get up again, lie down, get up again...over and over again.  This was about 10:00 am. We knew the signs - this was it! Since Fiona's labor was so fast, we decided to camp out in the barn so we wouldn't miss the big event.

11:00: She's was still in labor. We were still waiting.

12:00: Still no babies. We were hungry and wanting some lunch, so I stayed in the barn while the children went to the house and fixed lunch. We ate in the shade under the peach tree next to the barn...should anything happen.

12:30: Still no babies, and I am beginning to get concerned about how long this is going to take.

1:00: Labor is intensifying and I realize that Helena might actually give birth today.  ;)

1:20: Wow...she is working hard, and at this point we are official "goat doulas", cheering her on.  :)

1:30: She begins to push. We see hooves and a nose! She keeps on pushing. We keep on cheering. (I am pretty sure that neighbors within a 5-mile radius of our property can hear us by now. Lol.) But when she pushes, she doesn't progress...the baby seems stuck. So when she pushes, I gently pull on the hooves. (So much for not getting my hands dirty!) The baby slips out easily onto a towel and Helena starts cleaning him up. That's right - him. And we were hoping for at least one female! But he is healthy...and big. So we are thankful.

1:35: Helena's starts pushing again, and this time when I see a nose coming out, there is only one hoof. Uh-oh....looks like I am going to have to find that other front hoof. I slide my hand in, but the baby's head is so big, there's only enough for me to get my hand in up to my  knuckles. (So much for not getting my hands dirty - again!) I didn't know what to do. I silently asked the Lord for wisdom, and then started to slowly pull on the one hoof as she pushed. A minute later, he (that's right - another male!) was out. And was he ever big! No wonder there was no room for my hand!

Helena cleaned the babies up and nursed them right away. Hurray for no bottle feeding this time around!

Mimi summed it all up very well by saying, "That was the most awesome experience ever!" Yes, I agree. It was nature study at its best.

And now may I introduce Emmett.....

And Emory...

As with Fiona, four males, no females. Oh well, maybe next year.  :)

"Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, 
And attend to your herds;
For riches are not forever,
Nor does a crown endure to all generations." ~ Proverbs 27:23,24

Have  fabulous Friday, friends!