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Love You Mom! ☕️🎶💜

 

Happy (belated) Mother’s Day!

Perhaps a bit late according to the calendar date… but since when is it too late to share a cuppa love with mom?!?

Be it Mother’s Day, birthdays, holidays or everyday… a sip from this particular mug shall surely hit the spot any day!

You may have noticed that the hearts are arranged to spell “MOM” … awwwe 🥰 The drawing video below was my creative inspiration there. This mug design is available in a CMYK rainbow of colours via my Zazzle shop. Buyers can further customize (this and most items) with their own personal info, names, etc. Please check it out and feel free to comment—here, at Zazzle or facebook—with any questions or feedback… THX!

 

 

 

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Also, if you’ve a moment to browse, I’d sure appreciate
your visits, likes and sharing of my Zazzle shop links!
Each item clicked will help raise my (SEO) ranking with
Zazzle’s search engines and make my shop items
easier to find/buy amidst Zazzle’s vast marketplace. 

PS… You can earn 15% just by sharing links! 
Simply sign up/sign-in to your free Zazzle account,
then share links to your heart’s content.
Zazzle will pay you 15% commission per sale via your shared links.
Click this heartily knit GIF to go directly to my Zazzle shop ☕️🤗💜 THX

Zazzle shop colour rainbow banners gif

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Love your mom every day! ♥ Jackie


C.O.F.F.E.E. ☕️💜🙏🎶✝ because It’s ALL about Jesus … not about religion … It’s About the Cross! 💜🙏🎶✝


C.O.F.F.E.E. cross

Jesus is my inspiration for designing
the C.O.F.F.E.E. graphics in this post.
Please feel free to click through to view
all my Zazzle shop items, including a
rainbow of knitting and heart graphics.

 

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you Jesus saves!
… because Christ conquered death at the Cross,
and He’s the only way our sin debt can be repaid!

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I’m saved!
… because I’ve surrendered and been reborn to Him,
spiritually remade in exchange for His merciful grace! 

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you of your need to be saved!
… because only faith through the Lamb’s shed blood,
has power to change hearts and wash our sins away!

If we were having coffee…
I’d rejoice to know you’re saved!
… because new life in Christ is just the beginning,
and our Blessed Hope of eternity with Him is
forevermore in the Light of His glorious
 grace!

 

 

C.O.F.F.E.E. bar

 

 

… because God’s BLESSED HOPE for a close-knit
relationship with us ALL was made possible when
Jesus died + was buried + rose again the 3rd day!
1 Corinthians 15:1-4

… because He is Risen!
He has conquered death!
He is the LIFE, the TRUTH and the only WAY to eternal life!
There is no higher name than JESUS ❤
He alone is worthy to be praised!
And now ALL who
UNDERSTAND + BELIEVE + TRUST
with ALL their HEART in the
DEATH + RESURRECTION + BLOOD ATONEMENT
of the Lord Jesus Christ
shall be SAVED from their sins and
set free from sin’s death penalty!
John 19-20

… because Jesus has paid it ALL for us,
so that we ALL may freely accept and confidently anticipate
God’s gift of
everlasting life with Jesus for ALL eternity!
1 Thessalonians 4:17 

… because Christ the LORD is Risen Today ❤
✝🙏🎶 . . . HALLELUJAH . . . 🎶🙏✝

It's ALL about Jesus knitted samples & cross

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… because all you need is Jesus!!! ♥ Jackie


my Canadian hero of the day 🇨🇦 Jody Wilson Raybould

Jody Wilson Raybould
pictured: Jody Wilson Raybould via BCIT News

Jody Wilson Raybould
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Wow, wOw, WOW!!!
… honesty is the best policy in Canada 🇨🇦 😍

Honest politicians are notoriously rare. But finding one without elitist’s puppetician strings attached is extremely rare. 😱 So the fact that Jody Wilson Raybould 🇨🇦 chose to risk everything for the sake of truth is a breath of fresh air! Trudeau had her legally bound from testifying—until Thursday, when she blew the lid off his PMO’s political interference to control independence of the federal Crown. It took guts, integrity and courageous strength of character to stand against JT and the powers that pull his strings… It took a hero!!! And it earned her a place of honourable respect in every Canadian heart ❤️

Well, almost every Canadian heart…

JT still refuses to release his grip on power and sees nothing wrong with conflating partisan Liberal party business with the Government of Canada. I’m sure he’d like Canada to give him another chance, but that’s asking for more than we can give right now… So like everyone else, he’ll need to work hard and earn it! Until then, Canadians demand his resignation! Hopefully one day, before it’s too late, he’ll realize the error of his foolish, arrogant, dishonourable ways.

THANK YOU Jody Wilson Raybould 🇨🇦
May the Lord bless & keep you safe always ❤

 

Poor li’l clueless “people-kind” puppetician! 🙃

meme: Maybe if Trudeau goes to prison he'll actually complete a sentence.

 

 

 

Romans 13:7

“Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due;
custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.”

King James Version (KJV)

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In the end, the liars all lose! ♥ Jackie


Merry Christmas 2018 🎄💕🙏🎶✝️💝🎉🎁😍

Knitted Christmas decorations beside the fireplace.
Christmas Eve 2016 treats

Christmas Eve 2016 treats

Merry Christmas EVERYone! Wow, what a year 2018 has been… Only 3 (now 4) published blog posts, ‘though I’ve had plenty to say (accumulating more incomplete draft posts than ever before 🤔

Now for this post, I wanted to link a photo with my last year’s Christmas decor post. And suddenly, there it was. A box of fresh-baked shortbread from our next-door neighbours—uploaded 2 years ago to my WP media folder 😎 What could make it more perfect? We exchanged Christmas cookies again today 😍

Life’s funny like that, isn’t it? Sharing is caring and with crumbs to spare! Yup, ’tis better to give than receive… And ’tis better to realize we have what we need… And ’tis no use chasing our “wants” lists… ’cause have you seen those things? They’re endless! Contentment, now that’s something worth wanting!

 

 


Christmas hearts decorated staircase

Christmas 2013 ❤

stair railing decorated with handknit hearts

Christmas 2014 ❤

Christmas knit/crochet decorated staircase

Christmas 2015 ❤

Christmas knitting decorations

Christmas 2016 ❤

 

 

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Wishing you the joy of contentment this Christmas! 😍 ♥ Jackie


the 11th hour… 🎃🎭👺🔥☢🔑☠

October 31st

Benjamin Cho Fall 2007 Collection

Okay, so it’s past the stroke of October… sighhh… I’ve missed the calendar mark, again. But life’s battles continue and I’m determined (come Hell or high water) to post this mixed bag o’ treats via WordPress, YouTube and facebook! 

Let’s begin with Pete’s pOwerful post @ Revelation310 “Rage Against the Machine” … Oh wOw… Have you noticed how the entire world’s been spinning freakishly out of control? Here in Canada, useless Soros puppeticians bent on destroying Canada took the helm 3 yrs ago. Yup, way back when life still seemed “normal” :-/ Hope to change that in the 2019 election?!? Well anyhoo… Pete’s article makes Biblically sound sense to me. Do you agree? 

Please also enjoy the bountiful harvest of posts from my blog’s fb page. Hopefully something for everyone, including stylishly crafty foodish fun and Nepal’s scariest waterfall highway! 

One Hundred Percent” @ Narrow is The Way Ministries and Pastor Charles Lawson’s sermon (below) are about the afterlife… Hell is a real place and my heart’s intent is to scare the Hell out of you so that you don’t end up there! ❤ 

Coming up next time, I’ll finally fill you in on the project that’s been my focus apart from the blog. And of course, more of that wild ‘n wacky weather of ours 😉 

Well okay… here’s a link for 
my “top secret” project
🙂  


 

 

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See you again soon! ♥ Jackie


Flake News! 😳😝😧🤔☃🇨🇦📢

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Hey there… How’s it snowin’, eh? 🇨🇦 It’s been snoOow long since I’ve been gone…
Nearly half a year of impromptu silence from the blog due to real life curveballs.
Yup, some heavy stuff snuffed my focus until I finally dropped the blogful ball ☹️
But through it all, I’ve learned to lean more deeply upon the LORD Jesus Christ ✝
Whatever happens… once you choose to follow Jesus, He will be your ALL and
His strength will comfort, sustain, carry and pull you through all life’s valleys ❤ 

By now, the Canadian geese have been squawking to and fro for weeks.
And after this week’s snow, I’m sure they’ll instinctively fly south soon
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Time truly flies, whether or not anyone’s having fun! But how can it be
mid-September with our first snow-scape already over and done?!? 😮
Last time we saw September snow was 2014, making our wild weather
all the more normal—here at the 53rd N parallel on the Alberta prairies.

SnoOowww… hope your weather’s treating you well 😎
Fun to catch these snowful pics while they lasted, but sure
hope our summer’s still got some high temps in the tank!
Well at least it roused me from blogful hibernation, right? 😉 
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It’s ALL about Jesus… because He is risen! 💜🙏🎶✝

It's ALL about Jesus knitted samples & cross


It's ALL about Jesus knitted samples & cross

Easter greetings, EVERYone!
Christ the LORD is Risen Today ❤

✝🙏🎶 . . . HALLELUJAH . . . 🎶🙏✝

All too quiet on the blogful front :-/
‘though always busy with lots to say.
Lately, all I wanna do is sit ‘n knit,
study the King James Bible and pray…
’cause day by day, 
this ol’ world is
spinning and falling away 😦

But today is Resurrection Sunday ❤
and by the grace of Christ’s blood,
ALL who trust in Jesus will be okay!
’cause it’s ALL about Jesus…
He is the Life, Truth and only Way.

Hoping you’ll choose to trust Jesus
with all your heart and soul, today!
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… because Jesus is God’s only begotten Son,
who
willingly (for the sole purpose of saving our souls)
took our penalty for all our sins upon Himself
and died in our place—so that we ALL could live!
John 3:16-18

… because God’s BLESSED HOPE for a close-knit
relationship with us ALL was made possible when
Jesus died + was buried + rose again the 3rd day!
1 Corinthians 15:1-4

… because He is Risen!
He has conquered death!
He is the LIFE, the TRUTH and the only WAY to eternal life!
There is no higher name than JESUS ❤
He alone is worthy to be praised!
And now ALL who
UNDERSTAND + BELIEVE + TRUST
with ALL their HEART in the
DEATH + RESURRECTION + BLOOD ATONEMENT
of the Lord Jesus Christ
shall be SAVED from their sins and
set free from sin’s death penalty!
John 19-20

… because Jesus has paid it ALL for us,
so that we ALL may freely accept and confidently anticipate
God’s gift of
everlasting life with Jesus for ALL eternity!
1 Thessalonians 4:17

Hallelujah ❤ Amen

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… because Jesus paid it all + all to Him I gladly owe!!! ♥ Jackie


‘Twas knit-erally a year later… Christmas 2016 staircase decor just in time for Christmas 2017 🎄🎶🎉🎁😍

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how to make a heartfelted Bramble❤tini loop ornament ||| Knitting With HeartWell it’s beginning to look a lot like last year’s Christmas, now that my fibrously festive decor pics are finally packaged into a presentable post… HA! Why does time always fly so fast?!?

Anyhoo… holding an iPad completely still for stills can be a bit of a challenge. So in today’s photo gallery, I’ve included one especially blurred shot to emphasizes the crAZy of my logic to share Christmas photos a year late …LoL… But OhhhHo boy… really gotta get cracking on THIS year’s decorating! Family’s coming to visit from Manitoba and it’s gonna be extra fun… ‘though may need a Christmas miracle to get it all done! 

‘Twas last Christmas when my nimble knitting fingers stitched the first fleecy prototype for my upcoming “It’s ALL about Jesus” mosaic knitting pattern design. I’d hoped to have it published by now, but these things take time. For now, I’m extremely thankful to have my ol’ iMac back and slowly-yet-surely moving forward with pattern layout preparations! Currently stitching my 4th sample—see lovely group shot of em’ all laid flat on a striped bath towel “blocking mat” 😉 

Do you believe Christmas (and life in general) is all about Jesus? It truly warms my heart and soothes my soul to knit such comforting words ❤

Feel free to click the following photos and climb my stairway decor from Christmas past… 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016… Hope you’ll also enjoy the fireside Christmas music video and/or meaningful message from one of my favourite preachers,  Pastor Charles Lawson 🙂


Christmas hearts decorated staircase

Christmas 2013 ❤

stair railing decorated with handknit hearts

Christmas 2014 ❤

Christmas knit/crochet decorated staircase

Christmas 2015 ❤

Christmas knitting decorations

Christmas 2016 ❤

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Wishing you a woolerfully festive Christmas! 😍 ♥ Jackie


my thankful heart 💜

James 1:2-3
Journeys in Grace pic — "Let the music of your heart create a joyful noise unto the Lord.

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James 1:2-3 — Consider it pure joy, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Romans 8:28 — "And we know that in all things GOD works for the good of those who love Him... who have been called according to His purpose"

Season’s greetings, Everyone!

Ohhh boy… the WP snowfall has begun, Thanksgiving on both sides of the 49th parallel are done and it’s less than a month ’til Christmas! My thankful heart better kick into gear or today’s “Thankful Thursday” post will be late, too…

The past few years have been rough. Yet through it all, we’ve trusted God (and by “God” I’m talking about Jesus) to provide for our needs. Personal plans are always falling short. But today, I’m especially thankful for His revival of my ol’ iMac… Yup, back again after about 10 days of dead silence in the wake of my 200th blog post… phewww!!!

I think God allows troubles because in His omniscient wisdom He knows troubles lead to thinking—and thinking leads to thanking ❤ For instance, I’m thinking my ol’ iMac can’t last much longer. The internal HD is shot (sighhh… lost tons of summer photos, ‘though that’s my own fault for not saving them before the crash), so it’s hooked up to run (more slowly) via an old external HD form of life support :-/ Still, all this thinking lifts my heavy heartfelt thoughts in thanksgiving toward Heaven for The Lord’s faithful provision—gotta ❤ how that works!

Beyond thankful, actually, for this umpteenth chance at renewed focus on my original knitting goal! That goal is to prepare as many proper layouts as possible for the many half-prepped designs God has heartily inspired me to write. SO many half-done prototypes, but it’ll sure feel good to finally format them into PDFs for SALE! Lord willing, I’ll finish the task … before… y’know… silence strikes again!

Yay… one pattern up for sale!
Slowly yet surely, stitch by stitch and step-by-step 🙂 ❤

How big is this problem on a scale of one to God?

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my 200th blog post 💜 show’s over… hooray!!!

keyboard with hand-knit birdie/flowersiMac with June backyard in bloomkeyboard with hand-knit birdie/flowersHello & Welcome to my “curtain call” episode for seasons 1 & 2 of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is the one thing my heart’s been longing to write for the longest time… my iMac is BACK!!! 🙂

Seasons come and go, and now November has us blanketed in snOw! But the story behind today’s post began way back in the spring of 2014, when for 6 solid weeks my iMac fell comatose. Question then was whether to fold or pick up my iPad and go with the flow?!? Choosing the latter allowed this blog to grow and also set my heart to overflow!

Then one year later (nearly to the day), another fork split my blogful way when that sleepy ol’ iMac of mine died again!!! We were sure it was gone for good, this time :-/ Still, we kept trying to restart it. And for 2+ years, the iPad said hello, while the ol’ iMac had become a photo prop for “the show”… Good thing too ’cause those pics kept us from depositing it at the recycle depot 🙂

Finally lo and behold in June 2017 after this post, we gave it one.more.try and my iMac said a bright-eyed hello!!! Thank You Jesus for hearing my prayers and answering with a keen sense of heavenly humour by “replacing” my ol’ iMac with none other than my ol’ iMac… HA! 😛 Definitely a bright spot amidst our crumbling-grumbling world. And what a relief to be loosed from my iMac’s merry-go-round ❤ Indeed, it took several days before I could pick my jaw up off the ground! 😉

So for today’s 200th blog post, I’m celebrating God’s earthly provision ❤ For it is His provision that has enabled me to knit this whole mess into 8 + 85 KWH iPad Show posts PLUS welcome 1,000+ fresh faces into blogful followship PLUS keep my sanity!

And to all of you dear readers…
my heartfelt appreciation for your hearty support and encouragement along the way! ❤

Now here we go… the complete
list of links from “the KWH iPad Show” 🙂

 

the KWH iPad Show ♥ season 2 ♥ 85 episodes
(2+ years from Easter 2015 ’til Easter 2017) 

#65 💜 summer solstice… new day dawning

#64 💜 tangled heartstrings, yet… “Even If” by MercyMe

#63 💜 a very special day in May

#62 💜 Hallelujah… Easter is God’s Amazing Grace!

#61 💜 the snow came back…🙀😿😻…but then all melted the very same day!

#60 💜 March snow on a beautiful day

#59 💜 shamrockin’ pot o’ rainbows

#58 💜 awe… snoOow fun!

#57 💜 Hello again, my blogful friends!

#56 💜 ‘Twas the weekend before Christmas…

Visions of Christmas Past- Redux via TheLifeProject

#55 💜 O’ snOwy night & day pics… plus music video… O’ Holy Night by Home Free

#54 💜 Honour & Remembrance

#53 💜 morbid moment with a soft touch

#52 💜 I Love Yarn Day 2016

Home … leaf art ♥ haiku via l i g h t room

#51 💜 my Ohhh MYra’s memoirs of her mom’s Everlasting Blossoms & Butterflies

knitting the words via postprodigal

#50 💜 the blog days of summer

#49 💜 How d’ya “like” that?!?

#48 💜 “blog fog” and flight knits for HPP

Pictures That Speak Volumes: The Cat’s Meow

#47 💜 TAG … you’re knit!

#46 💜 Do you see what I see?

The Bear Essentials

“How My Mom’s Cancer Changed My Life: A Son’s Story”

#45 💜 I just blogged to say “I love you”

David Adolf Constant Artz (1837 – 1890, Dutch)

#44 💜 Mirror, mirror on the wall…

#43 💜 my Easter praise parade!

#42 💜 Shamrockin’ St. Patrick’s Day!

Knit Pies for Pi Day 2015 via KnitsForLife

#41 💜 Rare Disease Day 2016

#40 💜 outstanding blog award nominations

Soulmate Defined

#39 💜 cooking for love in all the rose places

#38 💜 February weekend blog highlights

#37 💜 snuggle-up to a warm ‘n fuzzy goat story

#36 💜 happy birthday to all my fun-fibre-friends!

a little … purple

#35 💜 9 months and counting…

the KWH iPad Show #34 💜 crafty Christmas catch-up for a cheery New Year!

the KWH iPad Show #33 💜 knotty, yet merry nice!

the KWH iPad Show #32 💜 all I want for Christmas…

the KWH iPad Show #31 💜 … 20 years blissful love … 246 days blogful iPad-ing … 2 weeks ’til Christmas

the KWH iPad Show #30 💜 November snOw

And I will sing!

the KWH iPad Show #29 💜 Lest We Forget…

the KWH iPad Show #28 💜 sheepish flatulence

Moonlight, Bloody Moonlight

top fashion designers use knitting, crochet and embroidery for Spring/Summer 2016

the KWH iPad Show #27 💜 world pasta day

the KWH iPad Show #26 💜 loss for words Wednesday… Ohhh Canada!

the KWH iPad Show #25 💜 I Love Yarn Day!

Ruellia tuberosa (Minnie Root)

the KWH iPad Show #24 💜 I’m thankful for…

the KWH iPad Show #23 💜 healing hope for HPP

Something to Smile About

the KWH iPad Show #22 💜 STITCH TECH for my Sweetie♥Knit♥Heart… s2kp2 & s2pp2

the KWH iPad Show #21 💜 world’s top 5 wooliest sheep

the KWH iPad Show #20 💜 “In Thy Future” challenge

the KWH iPad Show #19 💜 friendly fibre & neighbourly farewell

the KWH iPad Show #18 💜 “Having a ball… Wish you were here!” by Franklin Habit

This week…All Important Nothings!

the KWH iPad Show #17 💜 the magically eye-catching makeup artistry of Tal Peleg

the KWH iPad Show #16 💜 watermelon & roll kuchen … like eating a cloud!

the KWH iPad Show #15 💜 the yarnbombing flower power of “knitting guy” Bryan

the KWH iPad Show #14 💜 100 days and counting…

the KWH iPad Show #13 💜 my heartfelt plea for HPP

Here I am… the embroidered-leaf artistry of Hillary Fayle ♥ for Canada Day!

the KWH iPad Show #12 💜 Lily for a Day

the KWH iPad Show #11 💜 summer solstice sunset

the KWH iPad Show #10 💜 my 10th fatherless Father’s Day

the KWH iPad Show #9 💜 the knitting reel artistry of Greg Climer

How to: The “Fibre Sandwich” Game!

the KWH iPad Show #8 💜 buzzing blossoms & lilacs & leafy sunsets… Oh May!

the KWH iPad Show #7 💜 my birthday yarn stash

“Five stories, five photos” #1

the KWH iPad Show #6 💜 victorian lamb cake

the KWH iPad Show #5 💜 heartstrings

the KWH iPad Show #4 💜 snow spun in the sun!

the KWH iPad Show #3 💜 knitting with emoticon

the KWH iPad Show #2 💜 April snow showers

Anne Eunson’s artistry

the KWH iPad Show 💜 just you, me & my iPad

the KWH iPad Show ♥ season 2 ♥ 8 episodes
(6 weeks from May ’til summer solstice 2014)

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Thanks for watching 🙂 Please stay tuned! ❤ ♥ Jackie


Diamonds and a Heart Of Gold via Pennies for Dreams

Auction of the Peace Diamond …
hope for Sierra Leone’s legal trade
Image via born2invest.com

Hoping you’ll all visit Mary Ann’s “Pennies for Dreams” blog post about the Peace Diamond. The story is a glimmer of sparkling hope for humanity! It seemed too good to be true, so I googled it… Yup, sure enough!

It’s the true story of evangelical Pastor Emmanuel Momoh’s honourably patriotic generosity, plus the honourable transparency of Sierra Leone’s President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma… Wow! … Talk about a national treasure 🙂 God bless them as they continue to let their light shine amidst this greedy ol’ world’s gold-digging dark side! ❤ Jackie

 

Luke 12:34

Image via Pinterest

” For where your treasure is,there your heart will be also”   Pastor Emmanuel Momoh, of Sierra Leone uncovered an earthy treasure valued at over $62 million. It is believed to be a…

Source: Diamonds And A Heart Of Gold


unravelling the sound of silence 💜

Oct 4/17 Full Moon

Oct 4/17 Full Moon

October 4, 2017
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Hello Friends… I’m still here 🙋💜😍 ‘though feeling a bit sheepish after all these unplanned months in silence 😜 Spent the summer seeking peaceful moments, whilst traversing stressful detours under increasingly disturbed concern for the Trudeau governments blatant disregard for Canadian democracy! Sadly, this was also the final summer for 4 WordPress bloggers (that I’m aware of) who fell forever silent 😦 It’s a strange feeling to realize people you’ve interacted with online, yet never met in person, are no longer with us 😦 So… ‘guess my blogful “oomph” took a hike. Or was it out flying an inspirational kite?!? Whatever the case, I’ve tried many times but couldn’t get it “write” :-/

Yeah, that’s it… silently flying an inspirational kite atop the plethora of unfinished projects piled high around the unravelling heap of my knotted entanglement 😉 Switching to stitching always helps. But for all life’s ups and downs, my heart is sure glad to have Jesus ❤

Simon & Garfunkel’s thought provoking song about the sound of silence (composed by Paul Simon, 1964) seems a rather timely tune for today. Wouldn’t you say? But can silence have a sound when by definition it is soundless?!? Hmmm, quite the paradox! Well anyway…

Here are a few videos, plus my attempt to spin a lyrical rhyme reflecting the sounds planted within my own particular brain… Perhaps you’ve also been hearing the sounds of silence and listening for God Almighty’s still small voice, while trusting in Jesus as the sole Truth for souls amidst the turmoil of worldly noise and confusion? ✝🙏💜 Feel free to break the silence!

"The Sound of Silence" lyrics by Paul Simon, plus my own version.

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Silence may be golden, yet one word is all it takes to break! ❤ ♥ Jackie


#65 💜 summer solstice… new day dawning

 

Psalm 65:8 via www.anextraordinaryday.net

4th of July sunrise approximately 4:45 AM

🔼 4th of July 2014 sunrise at 4:45 AM

Hello & Welcome to my 65th episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is the thrill of dawn after hours of late-night summer solstice knitting ’til the crack of yawn 🙂

Keeping up with the solstice sunrise can be a challenge… Especially here at the 53rd parallel N on the Canadian prairies—where summer days and winter nights grow extra long. Well okay… winter sunrises/sunsets are easy-peasy. So every year since moving here, it’s the thrill of catching a pixelated first glimpse at summer’s dawning 17-hour solstice “magic” that rises up within my night-owl-ishly inclined inner-knitter’s heart ❤

Summer Solstice 2017… 
sunrise 5:06 am ❤ sunset 10:06 pm

Then last night… errr… 3:30 this morning… uhhhm… actually yesterday morning, since gently “coaxing” this post into shape has taken so long… sighhh :-/

Anyhoo… it finally dawned on me!
Watch my iPad video (below) to see
the bright spot I’m talking about 😉

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Just keep knitting ’til something good dawns on you! ❤ ♥ Jackie


#64 💜 tangled heartstrings, yet… “Even If” by MercyMe

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HIGH STRUNG - cute Sheep Incognito knitting yarn print signed

Daniel 3:18 — "even if He does not"

Daniel 3:18
“But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Hello & Welcome to my 64th episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is a bit of a tangled mess ❤

Over a month since my last blog update, but I’m still here! Can we blame it on the crazy messed-up world we’re living in?!? Hope you’re well and hangin’ in there! Hope you’re not feeling strung-up and stressed-out like this endearing sheep of yarnful entanglement. Or like me… Yeah, feels like I’ve been hangin’ with this sheep a lot lately :-/ Click the screenshot image to find this woolerful print for sale on Etsy 🙂 I figured it’s a fitting illustration of how I’ve been feeling 😉 

“Even If” by MercyMe is the song my heart’s been singing and syncing, more deeply by the day ❤ What a comfort to know Jesus loves us and is fully able/willing to move life’s tangled mountains! But even if His provision differs from our preferred outcome, we know He will always love and take care of us.

He’s been faithful and good all of my days… I have faith in Him for what He’s already done… Come what may, my soul shall cling to Christ alone ❤

 

 

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Keep calm, take heart, have faith and hang on! ❤ ♥ Jackie


#62 💜 Hallelujah… Easter is God’s Amazing Grace!


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Hello & Welcome to my 62nd episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is Easter ❤

Yup… a bit late :-/

In my defense, there’s been a major distraction… An overwhelmingly welcome distraction, which I’ll soon be blogging about!!! 😀 

For now, this Easter post is running “late” (according to the calendar date) and I need to hop to it 😉 Always better a bit late than never at all, right?!? …hmmm…

Please enjoy the show, including christian comedian Tim Hawkins’ version of the classic AMAZING GRACE hymn with a twist of classic EAGLES band ❤

⬆️ Click to view YouTube video.

⬆️ Click to view YouTube video.

 

 

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

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Wishing you belated Easter blessings! 🙂 ♥ Jackie


#61 💜 the snow came back…🙀😿😻…but then all melted the very same day!


 

Hello & Welcome to my 61st episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is a tangled bit of freshly melted April snow, kitty cats and another blogging milestone 🙂

Want to skip straight to cake? Check out Chef Hurricane’s video below, featuring his how-to for decorating your own Yarn Ball Kitty Cake!

And how ’bout that snow, eh? Yup, our normally wacky weather struck again on April 3rd… SnoOow sweet of spring to gift me this wintery surprise on my birthday! Later that afternoon, my wish came true when it all melted 🙂

April 7th also marked 2 full years since my iMac died and left the blogging to just you, me & my iPad… That’s actually how this whole “KWH iPad Show” thing began, in case you were wondering. An “about” page would be a good place to explain that. I really wanna-oughta- gotta buckle down and do that :-/

Anyhoo, the “KWH iPad Show” is just my way of amusing myself until we can finally replace my old iMac. Who could ever have imagined the show would last 2 years (and counting)… wOw!!! I’m thrilled to know you’re all here and that I didn’t just curl up in a blogless corner, somewhere ❤ 

 

 

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

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Wishing you a purrr-fectly productive week ahead! 🙂 ♥ Jackie

 


#60 💜 March snow on a beautiful day


 

⬆️ Click to read:
“10 BIBLE VERSES ABOUT SNOW”
via the Heather C. King
– Room to Breathe blog.
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Hello & Welcome to my 60th episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is the beauty of our (now melted) March snow-scape 🙂

March was (as always) a wild month of snow, blue skies and beautiful days. It had us dressing for everything from ferocious cold to summery shorts/T-shirt weather. Yup… shorts in March, here at the 53rd parallel N on the Canadian prairies! ❤ It entered like a lamb and inspired me to clown around 😉 But then (from March 7-9), it roared like a lion and raised our snowbanks to waist-height :-/ By month’s end, the snow was pretty well all melted and March felt like a warm ‘n fuzzy lamb… LoL … and that’s sNOw April Fools joke! 😉 

Sure luvin’ this early start to another season of spun in the sun! Literally a breath of fresh air for outdoor knitting, spinning, reading, lunching and yard-work activities! Plus, now that winter’s over and spring’s been sprung, I’m snoOow glad to have paused for pics before all the melting was done!

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March (melted) snowbanks

 

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Hope it’s a beautiful day in your neighbourhood! 🙂 ♥ Jackie


#59 💜 shamrockin’ pot o’ rainbows

Sweetie❤KNIT❤Shamrocks . . . a free little knitting pattern that felts like Spring!

 

Sweetie❤KNIT❤Shamrocks . . . a free little knitting pattern that felts like Spring!

Hello & Welcome to my 59th episode of
the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is
a mixed pot o’ St. Patrick’s Day charm ❤

Got wool and feeling warm ‘n fuzzy?
Check out my Sweetie♥KNIT♥Shamrocks
free pattern tutorial and see 
how easy it
is to make your own
shamrockin’ patch
of 
woolerful 3 or 4-leaf clovers 🙂

Got snow?
Check out our snowbanks from 2013
Yup, lots of snow… just like this year! :-/ 

Got a craving for a bite o’ crafty foodishness?
Check out the following colourful links…
They’re fibrelicious! 😉

The day before/after first day of spring 2013 snowbanks.

 

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Wshing you a fibrously scrumptious St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂 ♥ Jackie


#57 💜 Hello again, my blogful friends!

I love my computer because my friends live in it!

I love my computer because my friends live in it!

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how to make a heartfelted Bramble❤tini loop ornament ||| Knitting With Heart

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Hello & Welcome to my 57th episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is typed to the tune of “Hello Again” by singer/songwriter Neil Diamond ❤ 

Hello again, my blogful friends
… hello 🙂

I just blogged to say, “hello” ❤
I couldn’t bear to be away,
even one more night!

And I know it’s late,
but I just couldn’t wait…

to show you my new
KWH iPad Show logo ❤

and tell you it’s been
5 years since my first post 🙂

and uhhh ohhh… nearly
2 months since my last post 😦

Hello, my blogful friends… hello 🙂
I just blogged to let you know
that I read your blog posts
every day and night

when my iPad & I are here alone
and you’re there at home…

❤ 😍 HELLO 😍 ❤

Lately knitting ‘n life’s been crAZy…
with computer tech curves
and fibrously festive Christmas

decor dancing in my head…
Yeah, maybe I’m to blame :-/
… shoulda got those knits started
way back when :-/
 Oh well,
hopefully next year try again…
For now, let’s put our
hearts above our heads ❤

We’ve knit through it all…
Christmas pics 2013, 2014, 2015 🙂
And you love me just the same,
but when you’re not there…
I still need to share 😉

Hello, my blogful friends… hello 🙂
It’s good to knit my heart out
and need you so!

It’s good to love you like I do…
and I feel this way,
especially when I hear
 your
comments, “likes” and follows say…

❤ 😍 HELLO 😍 ❤


Christmas hearts decorated staircase

Christmas 2013 ❤

stair railing decorated with handknit hearts

Christmas 2014 ❤

Christmas knit/crochet decorated staircase

Christmas 2015 ❤

Christmas knitting decorations

Christmas 2016 ❤

 

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

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Hello again soon, my blogful friends… hello! 🙂 ♥ Jackie


#54 💜 Honour & Remembrance

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Previously posted for
Remembrance Day — November 2014.

War is not a video game... Ask a veteran.

Previously posted for
Remembrance Day — November 2015.

WWII knitting for the R.A.F. poster

Previously posted for
D-Day — June 2014.

Hello & Welcome to my 54th episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is a reflective Remembrance Day post in honour of all veterans ❤

This was to have been a quick/easy post… But my iPad sometimes likes to fight my blogful efforts :-/ Ah well… just gotta keep fighting the good fight! Now that it’s finally done, I hope you’ll feel free to click images and visit my previously posted links 🙂

 

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Lest we forget… ♥ Jackie


#52 💜 I Love Yarn Day 2016

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So much yarn... So little time

Sorry, I can't make it into work today. My yarn just fell into my lap and well, that's that.

giant yarn stash


Hello & Welcome
to my 52nd episode of
the KWH iPad Show!
Today’s feature is yarn… 

because I love yarn
and 
today is
I LOVE YARN DAY! 🙂   

I love yarn ❤ for all its
soft, colourful, versatile,
warm ‘n fuzzy qualities! 

I love
knitting with yarn…

I love
blogging about yarn…

I love

crafting with yarn…
I love
thinking about yarn…
I love
talking about yarn..
I love
spinning yarn
I love
buying yarn…
I love
touching yarn…
I love
stashing yarn…
I love
stash-busting yarn…
I love
sharing yarn…

I love
facebooking about yarn

I love
getting together with
others who love yarn…
and I always love
celebrating I LOVE YARN day!

Why do YOU love yarn?  

 

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Yup… gotta ❤ I Love Yarn Day! 🙂 ♥ Jackie


#51 💜 my Ohhh MYra’s memoirs of her mom’s Everlasting Blossoms & Butterflies

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Everlasting Blossoms by Myra Ho Chang

🔺 Click photo to read Myra’s first blog post.

Everlasting Blossoms Garden

🔺 Click photo to view the
Everlasting Blossoms Garden gallery.
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Hello & Welcome to my 51st episode of the
KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is a pretty petaled blog by one of the sweetest bloggers you ever will read 🙂

With a mere 53 followers, I’m thinking Myra’s blog is one of the best kept secret treasures on WordPress! It was about this time last year when she found my blog and our friendship just blossomed from there ❤ Yup, there’s definitely something special about Myra! Perhaps it’s the charm of her english as a second language, or her nearly 80-year sense of gracious strength and determination, or her lovingly humble way with words… Whatever it is, she’s got it! Visit her blog and you’ll likely agree 🙂

So now at nearly 80 years of age, Myra has taken up blogging as a way of introducing her english version of “Everlasting Blossoms & Butterflies” (first published in Taiwan, 2011). Her story is a true family memoir, beginning about 100 years ago when her mom was a young girl in early 1900’s China. The story’s focus is about how her mom’s “Everlasting Blossoms” floral crochet designs came to be.

Click here to read Myra’s first blog post
and begin at the beginning.

Take a moment to visit Myra’s blog now…
Your mesmerized self will be glad you did! 🙂

 

 

Let there be beautiful flowers
blossomed everywhere. And
butterflies flying all year long.
Keep the beautiful, joyful
spring on earth always!

~ Myra Ho Chang ~

 

 

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

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May your day be as fine as a fibrously floral bouquet! 🙂 ♥ Jackie


#48 💜 “blog fog” and flight knits for HPP

prairie patchwork landscape aerial sunrise view

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Flight Knits Carry-On WIP #2

Flight Knits Carry-On WIP #1:
. . . super-loopy-cool cast on.

 

heart in progress WIP

Flight Knits Carry-On WIP #2:
. . . my own original heart dishcloth pattern.

Types of HPP

Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg at the Soft Bones Canada HPP Conference 2016 in WinnipegDr. Jose Luis Milan at the Soft Bones Canada HPP Conference 2016 in Winnipeg

Hello & Welcome to my 48th episode of the
KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is kniterally flying high for HPP awareness 🙂

Hey everyone… Well, it’s been more than a few weeks since my last reblog/post. I’ve been reading as many posts as possible from the growing blog community that surrounds me. Yet try as I might to write, just couldn’t break through the “blog fog” brain clog that’s been keeping all my blogful dots of inspiration from connecting into posts :-/ ‘Guess lovely outdoor crafting weather can have that effect, sometimes 🙂 Have you experienced “blog fog”? How did you get back into your blogful groove?

Anyhoo… what have we been up to?

This past weekend, we packed our carry-on and flew to Winnipeg. Direct flight departure time was Friday morning at the crack of yawn 😉 I’m so glad we could attend the 1st annual Soft Bones Canada HPP Awareness Conference at The Forks in Winnipeg. It was a really well-organized event. Out-of-town attendees stayed at the Inn at the Forks. Friday night was an informal meet & greet for researchers, patients and organizers at the Museum of Human Rights. Saturday at the St. Boniface Hospital was a full day of HPP education seminars with experts from across Canada and the USA. Then following the seminar, the conference concluded on a full stomach with dinner at the Clay Oven 🙂

We stayed an extra day in The ‘Peg…
riding the prairie summer heatwave
and
 enjoying BBQ time with family ❤

This flight also marked the first time (since our Cancun knitting fiasco in 2012, when airport security nearly confiscated my knitting needles… yikes!!!) that I’ve dared to carry my knitting aboard any aircraft. The needles were a go, ‘though the mere 1.5 hour flight was barely enough time for aerial photos, drafting this post PLUS knitting… LoL … Oh well, it felt good just knowing my knitting was near 😉 Knitting in the sky is the only way to fly, after all. And with USB ports at every seat, life above the clouds was pretty good!

Do you tend to over or under pack for travel?
My travel knitting WIPs always outweigh my destination. Only brought 2 low-risk carry-on flight knit WIPs this time. But alas, it was still too much 🙂

#1 — super-loopy-cool cast on…
See pics from my Christmas decorated staircase, including garland lengths of this cast on.

#2 — original heart dishcloth pattern…
My next original hand-knit heart design,
which is currently under construction.
Details will (eventually!) come… if/when
I ever get out of this app-sized iPad space :-/

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

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Life is short… always carry-on with your knitting! ♥ Jackie


Pictures That Speak Volumes: The Cat’s Meow

Coach Muller at Good Time Stories got it right…
This woolerful photo is adorable and really does speak volumes!
Wouldn’t it just be so purrrfect to simply step inside this frame
and spend the day sitting ‘n knitting with a cute lil’ kitten? 😍😘☺️ ♥ Jackie

My Good Time Stories

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There is something really special and magical when small animals get together with little children. The result is usually simply adorable! Today’s picture is a perfect example of that sweet time of most of our lives, when we had the enjoyable time to love our pets and feel good about the world.

I am sure that you probably remember such a time…if so, leave a comment and share your experience with us!!

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