Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Surprises in the Mail

I can't believe it but I won this book! I entered a Bible quiz contest at Tabitha's Heart. It was really fun to do and she is having another contest now. I have just been getting to know Tabitha on the Christian Artisan list (link on the sidebar) at Yahoogroups and on Ravelry. Her website is a great source of encouragement for Christian women. Be sure to look around and check out the links because there is a lot there, including a blog. She's also a knitter, so you knitters can check out her knitting blog and see the great knit skirt she just finished!

The book is going to be great for homeschool and has a lot of information, taught from a Creationist point of view. I have not read it all yet, but flipping through pages, it looks great. D was very excited because his Aunt and Uncle got him a dinosaur, just like the one on the cover that pieces together with magnets, for his birthday.

Aren't these lovely? These came from my friend Sharon who is also on the Christian Artisans list. Go check out her Ewe n Me Etsy Shop which was recently featured as an etsy site of the day on the Lime n Violet blog recently. This stitch markers are for use with Cat Bordhi's sock patterns in her new book New Pathways for Sock Knitters. You really should get it from your lys because it is no cheaper on Amazon. Support your lys so it stays in business! :o) I probably won't be getting into this book until after all my holiday gift knitting is done.

Last but not least, something quite lovely came in the mail today! The new Victoria Magazine, which will be on news stands October 30th! This issue probably wasn't the most exciting one for me since our family does not celebrate Christmas the traditional way. However, it was very well done and has an essence of the former magazine with a little more modern polish. I haven't read the articles, just thumbed through the photos and it is quite beautiful. And the upcoming Jan/Feb issue looks promising! I always loved the old Victoria magazine so I am glad that someone is republishing.

Lord willing, I will see you back tomorrow for what I am going to call "Wellness Wednesday". I'm going to use that day to be vulnerable and check in with my progress with my weight and health and post information that relates to those subjects. Tomorrow I plan on posting, with photos, how I make taco seasoning without a chemical seasoning pack!

1 comment:

Tabitha said...

Glad you are liking the book. My kids love it too. They even got their copy autographed when we had the opportunity to hear the authors speak.