Happy New Year and 2019 Goals

I like taking twice because it’s kind of cold and or thick like the Dreamer.

Coffee Loves Yarn

Happy New Year!


Welcome back!  I hope you had a great New Year’s Eve and Day.

I decided to begin the year by doing my annual jump into the cold Pacific Northwest ocean.  This was my sixth-year plunging.  I just love the feeling of a fresh start each new year brings.  It doesn’t get any fresher than diving into cold water in even colder temperature. The ocean was about 46F and the air temperature was 38F (notice how warm the lady behind me looks).  It was a little bit warmer than two years ago when we had snow on the ground.

After my masochistic swim, I decided to make some goals for myself this year. When I was younger, I used to make somewhat long resolution lists and of course, never follow through with most of them.  Eventually, I gave up on the idea.

Last year, I tried just one…

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Free Pattern – Rosy Coffee Sleeve — Coffee Loves Yarn

I’ve always enjoyed using re-usable coffee sleeves, specially ones which are unique. I wanted to create something using one of my favorite stitches, the primrose stitch. It’s a bit lacy but dense enough to keep your drink warm and your hands safe from hot coffee. This lovely yet simple crocheted coffee sleeve […]

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Jesus in the Furnace

I wonder whats that like about? I felt like I was inside of a furnace once years and years before.


Are you facing testing and trials and it feels like Jesus is nowhere to be seen? You are not alone. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were facing the threat of being thrown into a furnace so hot that it burned up their guards. When they boldly were telling the king they were willing to be thrown in rather than worship a statue they had no idea that a miracle was about to happen.

But as the furnace door opened some amazing things began to happen. First…they didn’t get burned up! Yay team! Secondly the ropes tying their hands and feet burned off and they started walking around inside the furnace…awesome! But God saved the biggest and best for last…they got to see Jesus!

Yes difficulties and trials loom on our horizon but God has wonderful news for us. When we fall down into our personal flaming furnace we get to meet…

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My Orchid Variegated Is Now A Set

Skrappy Skarves

I Did Make A Hat to Match My Warmers

I did decide to make a hat that would match my warmers. I wanted to try a new pattern. So I used the one that was on the label of the most recent Red Heart Yarns I purchased. It used some Front Post Double crochet, which is a stitch I have learned to love. I had lots of trouble with this stitch before the light bulb turned on (after watching several Youtube videos) and I finally got it. Now that I do got it, I don’t understand why I had so much trouble with it( I guess I needed the visual aids). Knowing how to do the front post made learning the back post double crochet easier. I was not confused at all. This was the first pattern I have done using this stitch. Here is the hat and its stats.

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Our Future Hope


That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses Matthew 8:17 KJV

Did you know that God is so intimately concerned with our physical needs that He has even counted the number of hairs on our head? We have a great hope that whether in this life or in the next; God will heal every disease, restore all that is broken and renew our youth like the eagles! Whether sitting in a wheel chair in a nursing home or confined to a bed with a tracheotomy tube in order to breathe, Jesus offers the hope of complete and entire healing as one part of His promise of eternal life. That promise may be overlooked or forgotten by those in perfect health, but God does not forget. The same Jesus who was moved with compassion for lepers, the blind…

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