Tuesday, October 29, 2013

5, 4, 3, 2, 1

FIVE...Things that make the weekend even better:

  • A good book
  • A craft project
  • A Jane Austen movie
  • New magazines to browse through
  • Lovely weather

FOUR...Of my Favourite Authors:

  • Jane Austen (big surprise there, eh?!)
  • Lori Wick
  • Janette Oke
  • L.M. Montgomery

THREE...Foods I don't like:

  • Butterscotch chips (or really, anything butterscotch to be honest)
  • Meatballs in pasta sauce
  • Fennel 

TWO...Songs that get me going in the morning:

  • I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley 

ONE...Thing that is a theme in my life:

  • Umbrellas
xoxoxo, R

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Weekend Quote

Image from: Imagebase
"Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream." ~ John Lennon

xoxoxox, R

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

5, 4, 3, 2, 1

FIVE...of my favourite Disney movies:
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Peter Pan
  • Cinderella
  • The Aristocats
  • The Jungle Book
  • Robin Hood
FOUR...songs on my playlist:
  • Yesterday ~ The Beatles
  • Oh My Stars ~ Andrew Belle
  • Old Time Rock & Roll ~ Bob Seger
  • At Last ~ Etta James
THREE...Apps I use the most:
  • YouVersion Bible
  • Padgram
  • Dreams&Goals
TWO...Bible verses I've been thinking about recently:
  • "May Your unfailing love be my comfort."  Psalms 119:76
  • "Do not remember the former things nor consider the things of old.  Behold, I am doing a new thing and now it shall spring forth."  Isaiah 43:19
ONE...Thought for the week:

"God is with you.  Not only is He with you, but He cares about every detail of your life.  He cares about the big matters, He cares about the small matters, and He's telling you: 'Fear not, there is nothing to fear.'" ~ Terri Savelle Foy

Monday, October 21, 2013

This Week

Hi Readers,

This week is going to be a bit quiet around here on the blog, except for a couple scheduled posts, because I'm leaving my laptop with my sister for the week to get some work done on it.  I wish you all wonderful days and I will be back soon.

xoxox, R

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Weekend Quote

Image from: Wikimedia
"'The words 'far, far away' had always a strange charm." ~ Alfred Tennyson

xoxxox, R

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thankful Thursday



I am thankful for this little cutie who likes to help me with the laundry from time to time.

xoxo, R

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Direction

Hello dear readers,

I hope this week is going well for you all.  Things here are a bit on the busy side, but it's a good kind of busy.  I'll be sharing more about what's going on in some future posts, but for today I thought I'd chat about some thoughts I've been having about the blog.

As you know, I haven't been doing much knitting over the past while, but I still want to keep up with my blogging.  I've missed writing and sharing what I'm up to with you!  I thought I couldn't write about most things recently since they weren't knitting related and this blog is called Fairytale Knits, however, the more I thought about it, the more I came to the conclusion that even though this started out as a knitting blog, it really has always been about me and my life.  There just happened to be a time in my life where there was a lot of knitting going on.  As I looked back over my archives I noticed that there were posts when I wrote about things other than knitting, so I decided that what I'm going to do now is blog more about my everyday life and throw in knitting and knitting-related things along the way.  How does that sound?  The blog will become a bit more about my life and not just what I'm currently knitting, although I've started to slowly knit some things (HUGE yay for this!!) and I will share their progress as I go along, as well any knitting/fiber -related things I find along the way!

I'm also debating whether or not to keep up with the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Thankful Thursdays and Weekend Quote posts, and whether or not to add in any other "themed" weekly/monthly posts.  I'd be happy to know what you as my readers would be interested in hearing me blog about and any suggestions you have, so just leave me a comment below.

I wish you all a wonderful week and thanks for sticking with me though all this transition.  You are all a joy in my life!!
xoxox, R

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

5, 4, 3, 2, 1

FIVE...Things I am thankful for:
  • My Saviour Jesus
  • My Family, pets and friends.
  • My health
  • The ocean
  • This blog and all who read it :)
FOUR...Scents I enjoy this time of year:
  • cinnamon
  • cloves
  • apple spice
  • pumpkin
THREE...Bible verses that I've been meditating on lately:
  • "Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice."  Isaiah 41:10
  • "You, O LORD, are my refuge!  You have made the Most High your home.  No harm will come to you.  No sickness will come near your house.  He will put His angels in charge of you to protect you in all your ways."  Psalms 91:9-11
  • "He restores my soul."  Psalms 23:3
TWO...Favourite things to do in the Fall:
  • Go for a drive when the leaves are at their peak colour.
  • Sit outside on a warm day with a good book and cup of tea.
ONE...Thought for the day:
  • "Trusting God is realized when you act in faith, knowing what He has said is true.  Trust is not a passive word; it's an active word.  Make up your mind that you are going to believe God is for you, and put that faith into action.  Using God's Word, change your mindset, change your words, and go forward in victory!" ~ Joyce Meyer
xoxxo, R 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Weekend Quote

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"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."  ~ Anne Shirley  

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thankful Thursday

This week I am thankful for the beautiful fall leaves.
xoxox, R

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Autumn Stitching Progress


Over the weekend I started to get caught up on my Autumn Stitching Club embroidery.  This is what I've got done so far, and I'm halfway done a bucket of leaves.  They are the cutest little patterns!  I'm excited to stitch up the others.

It's been beautiful here the last couple of days and it's starting to feel like fall.  The air has that smell to it and the leaves are turning all pretty colours.  I think it's time to get out the fall decorations!

xoxoxo, R    

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Sorry it's been a while since my last post, I'm working on getting back on track :)

FIVE...Books I recently read and enjoyed:

Destined to Reign by Joseph Prince
A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano
Georgia on Her Mind by Rachel Hauck
The Trophy Wives Club by Kristin Billerbeck
Surrender the Heart by MaryLu Tyndall

FOUR...Things on my to-do list this week:

1. Mail some packages
2. Change bedding to Fall/Winter blankets
3. Clean...I've been slacking the last week or so
4. Plan baking for Thanksgiving this weekend

THREE...Songs I'm listening to today:

Kiss the Girl - from the Little Mermaid
The Florida Sun - The Almost
Respect - Aretha Franklin

Wow, that's quite the eclectic mix now isn't it?

TWO...Articles I found helpful this week:

What is your ideal day by Lemon and Raspberry (It's always good to dream about what our ideal day would be like so we can begin to start taking steps to making it a reality.)
How to Write Courageously by Marta Writes (I want to be a more courageous writer.)

ONE...Probably the only gingerbread house I would ever make that might turn out cute:

Sweet Gingerbread Scene 

My sister and Mom would totally get this!  Let's just say that I can make wedding cakes but a gingerbread house...

xoxox, R