"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

22 March 2010

subdued and reflective...

There was a great need and want of surrounding myself with multitudes of color while working on a brainless project, this weekend.  

Even using sock yarn for something other than socks.
Then today there was so very enjoyable time spent at the library picking out some books that caught a little readers eye.  Oh the excitement!

There was enormous amounts of reflecting on how our country is going down the wrong path and what would our Founding Fathers say and do if they were here today.  I have a feeling they would be kicking some serious butt right about now.  Don't believe me.  Try reading the Declaration of Independence, every word (don't skim through it), and realize that all the reasons given for breaking away from the tyranny of the King of Great Britain are coming around again but from our own so called "leaders".  I use that word very lightly.

Here is one line that really makes me wonder what is next for this country.  Remember it was written 234 years ago.

"He has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of Pretended Legislation."

So with that said, a most wonderful book was chosen at the library about the Greatest American there ever was.  Em stated that she wants to know more about the man who vowed to lose everything dear to him in order to make sure that our new country was free of tyrants and dictators and so everyone living within its boundaries were a free people.  I'm so proud of her for wanting to know more about what made this person tick and what he sacrificed in order for her to have the free life she has; for now.

Things are changing, and not for the better.  
I wish those brave, courageous Founding Fathers were among us today.
If they were, we would not be dealing with an out of control government who clearly forgets what the Constitution is about and who they actually work for.

I must go for now.  I'm getting too worked up again.

God bless this country.  It needs all the help it can get right now. 


  1. Brainless project? Changing colors isn't brainless in my book. lol This is going to be fantastic. Love it already!!!!

    Ooh, sock yarn. Just you wait, Ms. Kar. Great minds think alike they say. :-)

  2. Dear Kar,
    You are so right about our country.
    We have gotten so far away from what our forefathers believed in.
    I am quite proud of our Governer as of late though.
    Your granny squares are lovely,and the colors are beautiful!
    Hesper(formerly of A Lily Among Thorns until hackers ruined my blog,now I am Prairie Rose,Check out my new blog!:)

  3. Beautiful granny squares. All we can do is pray for country.

  4. Those colors are so cheery and pretty! Love what you're doing with the sock yarn!!

    Oh Karfee, I know...I know...it is indeed a sad time in our nation's history. Who would have ever thought we would head down the same road as so many of the countries we have tried help become a democracy. The one thing that set apart our founding fathers was there deep belief in God, their creator. You don't find it in the history books, but it is in our founding documents, and many of their personal writings. I'm praying that we as a nation will turn from our greed and sin, and that God will, in His great mercy, forgive us, and once again show us His favor as we seek to honor Him as a nation.
    Saddened in my heart as well, but trusting in the God of hope!

    Love ya, sweetie,

  5. hi kar,
    wow!!!!!!!! the granny looks fantastic.the colors
    are absolutley a dream.i love the combination of
    white with another colors.it looks so nice!
    have a nice week,
    hugs regina

  6. Absolutely LOVE the granny squares! So cool that Em wants to read about George Washington....looks like your doing something right! And I agree with you about our country, keep praying!

  7. Not a brainless project a beautiful project. I totally agree with you about where our country is going. We just have to keep on praying.

  8. Hi Kar, I love the bright colors! Very Springy. As your other commenters have said, we can pray, but we also need to VOTE! God Bless!

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  10. Lovely granny squares!

    You are SO right about this country straying from what our forefathers would want. It seems so obvious and it's not a Dem/Rep issue. People want to make it into that, but it's not. It's the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence for crying out loud! There is nothing partisan about it.