Saturday, August 28, 2010

Making more Cards for the Troops

Today I met again with a large group of ladies to continue our mission to scrapbook cards for the troops so they could have them to send to their family and friends.

Together we made about 1000 cards today. One more meeting next month and we should have them all complete so we can mail a package of cards to each one. The F.A.I.T.H. Military Group usually has about 200 names we have to send supplies to each month. We will send these with the October mail out so they can use the Thanksgiving cards and Christmas cards for the holidays. They will now have their very own CARD STORE right with them thanks to many ladies who are showing up to do these.

I met another friend today for the first time. After a long conversation with her, I found out she loves Shabby Lane Shops and goes there nearly everyday. I gave her a Shabby Lane Shop Magazine and she was so excited. She was going online to order the next magazine coming out and download the beautiful free postcards.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Today I went to my really first scrapbooking class for 5 hours long and I had a great time. I got to work on 4 projects. I met some wonderful friends and it was a fun day. I so look forward to next month to go and learn more.

I am going to have to get some scrapbooking supplies before next month. I love the tiny albums and the cards the best. I am still not finished with the photo page, but will finish it at home.

I can't believe that I have waited this long before trying this!! Maybe it was because I always have so much sewing, embroidery, and crocheting to do. But I heard it was good for the brain to always learn new things!! Good excuse to start this now!

Monday, August 9, 2010

"Give and It Shall Be Given Unto You"

Well, today I got back to my sewing machine and completed this cute Toddler Quilt to give to 2 precious little girls. It is a JESUS AND ME QUILT with a quilted book included.

I think I enjoy making my quilts and giving them away more than anything in my life. I guess because I feel part of me goes with it. My quilts have always been just one of a kind created just for the person in mind. I will never forget the first one that I made for a young teenage boy who in now my son-in-law and helped give me 3 wonderful grandsons who have grown to be wonderful men. They brought lots of joy to my life.

I had meant to make a quilt for these sweet girls a long time ago but when we lost our home during Hurricane Ike, it set me back 2 years so I am just now getting to it.

The mother of these 2 sweet toddler girls was a small child when I met her in church many years ago. She saw me make and give quilts away years ago at baby showers. Now I remember her telling me once, "When I have a baby, I hope that I get one of your quilts".

Then life's retirement took us miles from her, and Hurricane Ike displaced us and it absolutely slipped my mind. But I guess it is never too late. I make my quilts to last a life time if cared for properly because they are very durable. But the best thing is they are warm on a cold night.

I do hope these sweet little girls will be blessed by this quilt for many years to come.