Welcome to Scarlet Cord

Hello! My name is Kris Keese and thank you for visiting my little blog where I share my needle felted journey as well as a few of those life experiences along the way. Please let me know you were here-I would love to hear from you!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Online Shopping

Well this is embarrassing! I forgot to mention that I never thought I would ever buy anything online (see my first post). Oh well, I will just have to confess that I now love to shop online because I wanted to share this beautiful box of wool yarn I got in the mail. Yes I ordered it online and it is not at all my first purchase however it is my first yarn purchase. I have always loved to crochet but it has been limited to scarves and afghans.

But when I saw some wonderfully felted wool bowls online-I had to make some too. I love how I can combine my two favorites, crocheting and felting wool into one project.

So I have been on a crochet spree making little bowls. They are so soft and wooly after they are felted.

And look-it's a needle felted Bird Ball in a Bowl. Yay! Best of both worlds.


Tomorrow night my daughter Rachel, her husband Brandon and their three very precious kids are arriving for a visit. What makes this so extra special is that they are here in the States on furlough and are heading back to their home in July to Papua New Guinea. They have been missionaries in PNG for the last five years. Even though we have been together several times this last year this will be their first visit to NH since they went over seas. So the next few weeks are going to be FAMILY TIME because after a week together we are joining ALL the kids for a big reunion at a lake house that we have rented.  RELAXING (and maybe a little noisy)!!!

It is hard for me to describe all the feelings that go with having a part of my family so far away. It is FULL of  bittersweet emotions.  So sad to miss out on so much time with them, BUT so proud of what they are doing to share the Good News with others, so sad at how hard it is to have a relationship with my grandkids, BUT so thankful for email and the ability to visit them occasionally. In the end I have to trust God with my up and down emotions and thank Him for His abundant goodness in giving me such a wonderful family.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

What's in a name...?

When thinking about a name for my crafting, we came up with an amazingly long list of names mainly having to do with wool, sheep or needlefelting. Some were already taken and some were hilarious such as the one my son came up with--Wool Slayer. He thought it worked since I have to stab the wool so many times.

In the end I used Scarlet Cord because of its meaning to me. I love the incredible story of faith and salvation in the book of Joshua. How the woman Rahab had the faith to help God's people and trust God to save her and her family.  She hung a scarlet cord out her window and when the walls of Jericho fell, her house was still standing. The scarlet cord to me is a reminder of the salvation that I have received through the blood that Jesus chose to shed on the cross for me.  It helps me keep all things in perspective.