Wednesday, March 7, 2018

March- Yarn Along and a Tag

Once again I am joining the Yarn Along and sharing my recent projects. Currently I am knitting a shawl using a simple pattern I have knit many time over the past several years. I don't remember the name of the pattern, it was a free pattern I picked up at Wal-Mart. Having knit this shawl so many times, I have memorized the pattern and have altered the design slightly. Shawls are always fun knitting projects: simple and relaxing!

At the present I am reading Jacob's Way by Gilbert Morris. I am thoroughly enjoying this book! Jacob's Way tells the story of a young Jewish woman and her grandfather. The year is 1870 and they must flee their home in Russia due to an attack by the pogrom. They travel by ship to America, and begin a new life in New York. I don't want to give away too much, but if you are curious to read a more detailed synopsis here is a link. If you enjoy historical fiction, this is definitely a book I would recommend.
I have also enjoyed working on some beautiful new doily designs from the Lacy Crochet blog. The doily above was made using a free pattern that can be found here. The doily below was made using this pattern. In the first picture you will see that I have begun another crochet project (the green cotton thread). I am crocheting coasters using this pattern.
On a different note, Hadassah of Photography Phun tagged my blog with the Liebster Award. Here are her questions and my answers:

1. What is your favorite color? Blue
2. What state/country do you live in? I live in beautiful upstate New York.
3. What is your favorite thing about blogging? I love to being able to connect with so many like minded ladies! It has been a blessing to make so many sweet friends over the years through blogging.
4. Do you enjoy photography? I enjoy taking pictures, but I strictly use the automatic settings. My husband enjoys photography and actually has a few antique cameras he can use.
5. What type of music do you enjoy the most? I especially enjoy classical music and hymns.
6. Do you live in the country or the city? I live in the country, and always have. I couldn't imagine living away from the country!
7. What is your favorite season? Definitely springtime! : )
8. What is your favorite three movies? "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", "Little Women" (1949) and "Rose Marie" (1936).
9. Do you enjoy sewing/craft projects? Yes! : )
10. What is your favorite things to do in your free time? I love to read a good book or work on knitting in my spare time.
11. Do you enjoy spending time in God's Word? Yes!!! Every morning I love reading God's Word. It gives me strength for the day ahead. I love how God can speak to us through His Word.

Thank you, Hadassah for tagging me and creating such a fun list of questions!

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,  that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17


  1. Any book written by Gilbert Morris is bound to be worth reading, I think.Jacob's Way sounds very interesting.
    Your crochet is so lovely.

  2. Wow reading those .Questions and the answers could have been mine . Except I live outside the city but rather the country . Season would be hmmm autumn I thinkthink .

  3. Thanks for doing the tag! I loved seeing your answers!! :D

    Lots of love,

    Hadassah @

  4. Thank you for the doily link. Your crocheting is beautiful as is your knitted shawl. That books sounds quite interesting. I just found your blog through Yarn Along and have become a follower.

  5. Hi Sarah,
    I'm so glad you used my doily patterns! I love the colors you used for the Dreaming of Spring doily, and the Spring Leaves looks very pretty too. Thank you for all the links to my patterns.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your shawl done. And I'm going to see if I can get Jabob's Day book or any other book by this author from my local library.
    Thank you!

  6. I am in awe of your doillies, and particular love the second one as it is so elegant.

  7. I am currently learning to make a copy cat CC Beanie using a provisional cast-on.
    I'm working on the brim currently. I need to join in with Yarn Along again now that
    I am back to knitting. I have been knitting hat after hat. Most go to the chemo
    center now. I am building skill.
    God bless you my friend!

    P.S. I haven't used the apron yet. I am waiting until the radiation burns heal. I don't want to get burn cream on your beautiful apron. I was surprised that the burns didn't really show up until after the radiation!

  8. Lovey visit with you, I see you move the hook & needles.YEAH ! :) It's suppertime now, but I'll be back to look around some more, you have CAL,are having one this year?