Lent March 27

She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.  Proverbs 31:19

I love this verse because I am a hand spinner.  Even though I have spinning wheels and charkhas for ‘production’ spinning, I love my hand spindles.  They are like little works of art; all sorts of shapes, styles, woods, made of everything from pottery to fossil mammoth tusks.  Hopefully this spindle is recognizable as a Cascabeles spindle by Gabe Jaramillo.  I asked him for one with character and he made this one he called a rustbucket, :)!!  It is full of patterns in the wood with little knots and streaks- love it!

Lent039 ETA–When I drew this spindle, I hung it by the hook on a wire of my desk lamp and drew what I saw.  I realize now that this doesn’t show how it looks in use.  If I was spinning on it the little thread (single) of twisted fiber would spiral up to the hook and the spindle would be suspended from it- not coming off of the side as I drew it, that’s just how it looks between spinning sessions.

Lent March 25


Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.               Ephesians 6:10-18