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#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


the KWH iPad Show #28 💜 sheepish flatulence

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Hello & Welcome
to my 28th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is the sheepish reason
behind last week’s emergency landing for
Singapore Airlines flight SQ7108 :-/

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HuffPost Weird News - No Evidence Farting Livestock Caused Emergency Landing, Airline Says - article

Okay, so what’s all this fuss about flatulence?
Well apparently, a group of 2,186 Aussie sheep walked aboard a plane and farts began to fly! Smoke alarms went off and the plane made an emergency landing in Bali. Can ewe believe it?!? Awkward!!! Imagine the embarrassing headlines, had that been 2,186 of us … lol … Talk about the haunting effects of flaunting one’s flatulence… phew! So anyway, I’m sure this flock will feel sheepish for a while yet! 😉 Click photo to read HuffPost article.

And did you know cauliflower can cause flatulence? Click here to read more.
Plus, here’s a video demonstrating how to carve sheep from cauliflower!

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

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May all your flights be free from flatulence…  ♥ Jackie


Moonlight, Bloody Moonlight

Well, it’s October 31st…
a scary night of fright for some.

Personally, this spooky victorian treat of 19th century party games from AnnabelleTroy is tricky enough for me! Especially since my earlier attempt to reblog AnnabelleTroy’s “Victorian Lamb Cake” post turned out to be a bit of a nightmare! … LoL … So go on now and sit a spell with Annabelle… Show her some love and tell her I sent you! 🙂 ♥ Jackie


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

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Hello & Welcome
to my 21st episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is the shear delight
of overgrown renegade sheep 🙂

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Chris the Sheep


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Shrek the Sheep

2015 is the year of sheep… And if Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep, then I think Australia and New Zealand might be the place to find them! 😉 This theory based on the sheepishly warm ‘n fuzzy nEWEs reports of at least 5 renegade sheep—lost and found in the land Down Under.

New Zealand’s Shrek was the first and most famous baaa-d boy. By shear delight, he held the honour of wooliest sheep EVER and baaa-sked in the woolerful limelight until his death in 2011.

In 2014, Shrek’s record was bested by fellow New Zealand sheep Big Ben. Rounding-out the year, Big Ben was followed by a couple of Aussie sheep named Samson and Shaun—weighing-in just shy of the overgrown record for living, breathing balls of wool.

Now in 2015, another Aussie sheep called Chris was found to be carrying his own body weight in wool! What a relief to have returned home safely, after his 6-year walkabout—weighing-in at 97 pounds, minus his 89 pound sheared fleece. Chris’s fleece will likely put all other records to pasture… permanently!

Lost from their flocks, this elite handful of born-to-be-wild woolies have somehow managed to wander their way through the wilderness. Thankfully—despite being left alone to endure years of burdensome, heavy, matted wool coats that pulled the wool over their eyes—these mega merinos were eventually able to come home… Leaving their record-breaking fleece days behind them 😉

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Shrek (record 2004 – died 2011) — Otago NZ
27 kg / nearly 60 lbs wool fleece

Big Ben (January 2014) — Twizel NZ
28.9 kg / nearly 64 lbs wool fleece

Shaun (August 2014) — Tasmania AU
23.5 kg / 52 lbs wool fleece

Samson (September 2014) — Monaro AU
27.53 kg / nearly 61 lbs wool fleece

Chris (September 2015) — Canberra AU
40.2 kg / 89 lbs wool fleece

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Have you any wool?  ♥ Jackie


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

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Hello & Welcome
to my 17th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is a sheepish look at the
eye-shadowing artistry of Tal Peleg 🙂

"insomnia" eye makeup design by Tal Peleg

Click screenshot images to visit Tal Peleg website.

"insomnia" eye makeup design by Tal Peleg

2015 is the year of sheep… As a knitter, my sheepish thoughts revolve mainly around wool. But now LOOK at this “insomnia” design by eye-makeup artisan extraordinaire, Tal Peleg!

Her impressive portfolio is a magically delightful sight for sore eyes—including everything from movie themes & fairy tales to cats with yarn & this wide-eyed “insomnia” sheep dream design… Spying one of these will bring twinkling visions to any onlooker’s eyes ❤ Plus, since eyes are the windows to the soul, her dramatic “eyelid curtain” scenes make sense 🙂

All in all, so far I’d say this is the
most unusual place I’ve ever found sheep!

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

–— 💜 Have you thought about buying a copy of my knitting pattern today? 💜

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Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
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… got my eye on ewe! ♥ Jackie



Happy Chinese New Year ♥ sheep … ram … goat … ewe

Happy Chinese New Year ♥ sheep ... ram ... goat ... ewe
2015 sheep knitting with Chinese New Year symbol for sheep

NOTE: please pardon/correct me, if the Chinese “sheep” symbol for this graphic is incorrect.

 

Happy 2015 Chinese New Year of the sheep/ram/goat… 

May the year ahead be filled with thoughtful moments and acts of kindness.

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The adorably heart-hugging sheep figurine (shown below) is
the needle-felted creation of CozyMilArt from Bulgaria via Etsy.
This is an example of the fibrously fun stuff you’ll find
on my Knitting With Heart facebook page!
My pin is here, for anyone who prefers Pinterest.

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Wishing you sheep dreams! ♥ Jackie


how to make Hearty Links with Felted Loops . . . together with another fun visit from the Orples ♥

Well it’s been a while, since that summery September post when I first mentioned my plans to be back “soon” with this next step to making hearty garland felted loop links. Now four ( 4!!! ) months later, I do hope you think it was worth the wait… ?

Diagram: how to make hearty links with felted loops

Time has flown by! But where did it go?!?

It might be hibernating under the snow, although a lot of time has been spent on recent software upgrade learning curves. Oh, and that inbox of mine… Time always seems to lose track of itself when it gets together with my blogfully delightful, yet utterly inbox-icating electronic messaging centre.

Time well spent 😉

My timing might be a bit sheepish, although 2015 is the year of sheep 😉 As well, these hearty felted loopy links are created from sheep’s wool! So now, here it finally is! In time for Valentine’s Day and months ahead of the fibrously hectic Christmas projects rush… Yay!!! Click image to view enlarged PDF instructions.

Oh, and speaking of flying…

Have you met our friendly neighbourhood Orples? They popped by for a third visit to my blog, this week. So fun! Here are links to their first, second and third visits. You might want to visit them and see what all the fun is about 🙂

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Hearty felting, everyone! ♥ Jackie


Happy Ewe Year ♥ 2015 is the year of sheep

Happy Ewe Year ♥ 2015 is the year of sheep

Happy Ewe Year ♥ 2015 is the year of sheep

2015 is the year of the sheep/ram/goat, according to the Chinese Zodiac. Technically (as per the Lunar New Year and Spring Festival of China), this festive Year of the Sheep starts February 19, 2015 and lasts until February 7, 2016. I’m not sure what the connection is between sheep and horoscopes/astrology, but wool comes from sheep… And my nimble knitting fingers love working with wool! So the idea of dedicating an entire year to all things sheep sounds woolerful, to me 🙂

Sheep Knitting Sock clip art

And with all the “Year of Sheep 2015” graphics already on the internet, I decided to have a little fun by creating my own 🙂 Now my sweet knitterly ewe is all dressed up, after a mini Bramble♥tini make-over… including hair/mascara, colour-coordinated slippers and hearty knitting on her needles 😉 Clicking the graphic will take you to MY DESIGNS (knitting patterns also available via Ravelry and Craftsy), for any of ‘yous’ knitters who may want to knit along! The year’s colour is MARSALA PANTONE 18-1438, which is PANTONE’s colour of the year for 2015.

So here’s to the start of an extra warm ‘n fuzzy year filled with all things sheepish!
And here is this year’s iPad video of our neighbour’s fireworks from New Year’s Eve!

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 happy sheep-ish-ness ♥ Jackie

wordless wednesday ♥ day 36 . . .

Maxine comic "I haven't lost my mind. It's on a diskette somewhere."

Hello there ♥ WELCOME to
the 36th day without my iMac,
here at the KWH iPad Show!

36 days and counting…
Counting and wondering where,
oh WHERE did my dear iMac go?
And when will it be back?
That’s what I’d like to know!!!

For now, thanks for coming…
Please sit back, relax
and enjoy the show! 🙂

iMac-less in Alberta ♥ Jackie

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sheepish lamb interlude ♥

Hello to all you hearty readers ♥ Welcome to my brave new iPad world! Yes that’s right, this post is coming your way via my iPad 🙂 Who needs desktop computers with actual keyboards anyway, right?!? I do, I definitely DO!!! Unfortunately, my iMac has been sitting silent for the past few days. So here I sit, composing sheepish blogful content and typing with 1-2 fingers. All the while longing for access to my treasured info/graphics, which are locked up tight on my real computer… sigh … It’s my own fault, though. for foolishly ignoring my iMac’s cries for help… So now, shame on me 😦 It’s good to try something new, but best to have this figured out sooner than later. For now, please relax and enjoy this lovable lamby interlude on the KWH iPad show! ♥ Jackie


Thanksgiving Weekend ❤ prairie road trip

sunset_KWH4926Hey, so is it just me or do these clouds from last night’s sunset remind anyone else of self-striping yarn? Hmmm… perhaps they’re more variegated than striped? Tell me true, do you think so too?

Well anyway, we’re happy and thankful to be home-sweet-home again after our 13-hour Thanksgiving road trip. The weather was great… The turkey was tasty… Desserts were in abundance… And it was SO good to spend a few days visiting with family!
Only it’s just too bad we all live so far apart. ❤

Away from home, the iPad was a very handy travel companion. It captured some really decent pics and was convenient for checking inboxes. And when we found ourselves driving smack dab in the middle of two of God’s supremely colourful sky-scapes, the iPad made it so easy to post the rainbow/sunset video onto my KWH Facebook page. Click my FB link to check it out. ❤ Also, for a quick glimpse of the awesome autumn beauty across Canada’s wide open spaces, here is a slideshow from the rest of our highway-drive-by shots. 🙂 Oh how I love the changing leaves and golden fields. The harvested fields might be stubble, but they’re golden in the sun and dotted with hundreds (dare I say thousands) of bailed balls from harvested crops. Truly a sight to behold, under the clear blue sky with cotton-baton clouds! Call me Canadian, but I think it’s gorgeous ❤

Looking back, I’m surprised to have taken so few photos of livestock. We actually drove past plenty of grazing animals… cows, buffalo, and even a flock of sheep! Missed some potentially good pics, for sure… Sure wish I hadn’t missed that sheep shot! Oh well, that’s life when you’re driving down the highway 😉

Happy Autumn! ❤ Jackie


Easter in Living Colour ❤

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Mulit Coloured Sheep by Cooldawg

As we g(r)aze upon this vivid “flock of sheep” photo… does it remind you of anything?

To me, it’s like a baa baa baah-sket filled with colourful Easter eggs 🙂  . . .  Or like the grazing version of my knitting fantasy to have a neatly stacked wall(s) filled with yarn!  . . .  I find it rather stimulating. Yet at the same time, it warms my heart and gives me that cozy-warm, fuzzy-snuggly feeling inside ❤

Truly, this photo is vibrant and fantastic,
yet peaceful—all at the same time.
Who could have guessed that a splash
of neon-pastel could look so perfectly natural
in a meadow, right?

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These particular sheep belong to a research flock at the US Sheep Experiment Station near Dubois, Idaho, USA

And here are the same sheep, au naturel…
Their natural beauty leaves us wanting nothing more than to reach out and hug ‘em in all their lovely woolly goodness. Yet the artist’s colourization technique (pictured above) has quite definitely added a whole new level to the thought of soft & cuddly!

And so this Easter, these photos have reminded me of the reason why my heart loves to celebrate Christmas and Easter. Everyone celebrates in their own way, but for me it is all about Jesus! And just like these photos, my life naturally seemed pretty good until I met Jesus Christ and invited Him to be Lord of my life.

Ever since then, life has become more and more vibrant and fantastic, yet peaceful—all at the same time. Plus oh so colourful, even on dreary days when it doesn’t really feel like it.

Wishing you a colourful life! ❤ Jackie

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He is not here; 
He has risen, 
just as He said.
— Matthew 28:6 — 


baa baa boulder…

photo via Kjeragbolten mit Säugetier | Flickr – Photo Sharing!. Some rights reserved.

In this calm-yet-exhilarating photo, we see a brave new wool, faced with (and apparently undeterred by) the veritable do or (gulp) die ram-ifications of his every move! Aside from the actual sheep pictured, there is absolutely nothing sheepish about this picture. In fact, ‘tis I who am sheepish. Yes, for my hope is to never impose myself upon a boulder such as this. This boulder, which happens to be wedged nearly 1000 m high—betwixt a rugged rocky mountain crevasse.

This is the place known as “The Kjeragbolten” (located in Lysefjorden, in Forsand municipality, Ryfylke, Rogaland of western Norway). Hiking enthusiasts love this place. Personally, I say videos are the next best thing to being there. Thanks to fearlessly camera-toting hikers, I am content to appreciate this awe-inspiring sight from the safe viewing distance of my computerized pixilation compilation!

Digging deeper, this photo bears unquestionable depth—literal depth, of course, but also insightful. In fact, the longer I ponder this image, the more aptly it seems to lend itself to real life…

For example: WHAT was this sheep thinking!? What IS this sheep thinking?! …or… HOW did I get myself into this predicament? How do I get myself OUT of this predicament? …and ultimately… The view (silver lining) from this particular vantage point offers to broaden my perspective to a greater extent than any experience I’ve ever known! Surely, the lessons I’ll learn from this moment will prove to be immeasurable.

And so, this photo (whether or not it’s been edited) reminds me that life is filled with opportunities and/or bold moves. Bold moves that may land us on top of the world; or possibly catch us atop a precarious boulder. Once in a while, we will need to squeeze a few drops of lemonade out that boulder… But hey, if this sheep can make a bold boulder move like that, then my sheepish knitterly self probably can too! How about you? And doesn’t lemonade always hit-the-spot when you’re thirsty, anyway?