Saturday, May 14, 2011

Working toward a goal

I am a goal setter. I like to work towards a goal I have set for myself or for our family. It helps me.
Lately though, when I set down for the evening, I just collapse and can't seem to move. haha
These days of up before dawn, working the tiller and planting the garden as well as all our other chores are exhausting, but rewarding.
We can happily watch the fruits of our labor grow and eventually eat or save the yield.
I adore having a garden, even though it is a tremendous amount of work.

So this brings me back to my point.
I have been making sure to get in some time for handiwork in the evening, no matter how tired I am. I find it relaxing and it does help me wind down from a long hard day.

I have started to love knitting. I used to find it so cumbersome to use two needles. Thankfully though it is getting a bit easier and more fluid. As well as, I have been able to follow a few patterns. *yeah* :)
I am far from being a pro, but I am thinking I will begin to branch out some and try some new things.

I believe this is a good way to practice preparedness. Learning life long skills that you need not any mechanism but your own two hands, some yarn and some needles. No electricity needed, you can sit by the light of a lamp and you can produce something beneficial.
I wish I had  taken pictures of yesterdays progress, it would be great to add to this post, but I will save it for another time.
As for now, it is still quiet and somewhat early. I believe I have a little time to go and pick up my needles, have my morning coffee and get ready for another day.
Happy Saturday everyone!



  1. Lovely. What pattern did you use for knitting?

  2. Chas~

    That is lovely art work. I can't stitch or sew to save my life. My daughter (20) is a good seamstress though. Always good for back up. :- )

    I know how you feel about gardening and the hard work it takes. The benefits outweigh the work in my eyes. There is nothing thast can compare to going to the pantry or freezer and pulling out something you grew and preserved yourself. A blessing indeed!

    Have a wonderful weekend in THE LORD!

    Matthew 6:33

  3. Chas I like the colors.. How large is your garden? Doesn't it feel good when you work hard and have something to relax with at night.. God Bless