New Skirt

I made this today.  It required hand-sewing… which I am not very inclined to do, but it’s nice.  I got the pattern from this book.  I checked it out from the library, but I would love to have my own copy.  There are some pretty darned cool things in it.

And I finished this prayer rope that I’d been working on for a while.

A Clean Room

There is nothing on the floor.

Everything is put away.

The craft room/practice room is organized.

It snowed outside, and I got some rattail (satin cord) in the mail to make more prayer ropes.


rope cross

I finally was able to figure out how to make the cross at the end of the prayer rope.  I made one with 100 knots, and two bracelets.  Now… to use them.

icon corner candle

This is my icon corner, and my chrismation candle.  The candle is too big for taper candle holders, so I found a couple antique ones on ebay that can hold various sizes.  It’s pretty darn cool.

What I’ve been doing

This summer so far has been lethargic, at least a little bit.  My brothers are here; they’re going to help me move.  They also helped me paint this bookshelf I got for $5 when I was working at Hobby Lobby.  I put another coat on too.  I’ve got some boxes packed.  My apartment looks like a complete wreck. 

boxes bookshelf

I finally got a harp for the lamp which I got at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $5ish and the lampshade at Hobby Lobby (I guess the lamp base was broken when they took it out of the box).  I’m taking Statistics this summer because I have to in order to get into the Education program, so I sit there and knit while he lectures.  It’s pretty convenient, so I don’t feel like I’m completely wasting my time.  Last year I tried to make a prayer rope, but when I got to the cross part I couldn’t figure out how to finish it, so I took a break from it, for a year.  Last Sunday I was in Mrs. M’s car and she had one on her rear-view mirror, I asked her how to do it and she told me.  So, I took out my 100 knots and started again.  It looks better this time.

 lamp skirt prayer rope