Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Loved my visit

I got to have my grandson come for a visit today. Here are some pics to share with you.
We were all in Heaven although, the visit just did not seem to be long enough.

Monday, December 26, 2011


I finished the KU Bird into a pillow and the co-worker that wanted me to make this absolutely LOVED it!

Even other co-workers liked it.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

May today bring you lots of love, happiness and joy!
Always good when it can include stash but the others are more important.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

This is 'Faith'

This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002.
He was born with 3 legs - 2 healthy hind legs and 1 abnormal front leg
which need to be amputated.

He of course could not walk when he was born.
Even his mother did not want him. His first owner also did not think that he could survive. Therefore, he was thinking of 'putting him to sleep'.


By this time, his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and wanted
to take care of him. She is determined to teach and train this dog to walk by himself. Therefore she named him 'Faith'.

In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfing board to let him feel the
movements.  Later she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and reward for him to stand up and jump around.  Even the other dog at home also helped to encourage him to walk. Amazingly, only after 6 months, like a miracle, Faith learned to balance on his 2 hind legs and jumped to move forward.  After further training in the snow, he now can walk like a human being.

Faith loves to walk around now.  No matter where he goes, he just attracts all the people around him.

He is now becoming famous on the international scene.  He has appeared on various newspapers and TV shows.There is even one book entitled 'With a little faith' being published about him.  He was even considered to appear in one of Harry Potter movies. His present owner Jude Stringfellew has given up her teaching post and plans to take him around the world to preach that even without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul'.

In life there are always undesirable things. Perhaps one will feel better if one changes the point of view from another direction.

I hope this message will bring fresh new ways of thinking to
everyone and that everyone can appreciate and be thankful for each beautiful day that follows.

Faith is the continual demonstration of the Strength of Life. A small request: All you are asked to do is keep this circulating. All you are asked to do is keep this circulating.  Even If it's to one more person. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

A Stitcher's Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, and, oh, I was weary.
My stitching unfinished, my eyes getting bleary.
The stockings weren't finished, the chimney was bare.
And I knew that morning soon would be there.

My children and husband were tucked in their beds,
But visions of backstitches ran through my head.
I'd stitched ornaments and presents and gifts by the ton,
And now, I was finally, almost, almost done.

As I poised my needle for one more backstitch,
I heard something outside that made my hand twitch.
I jumped up from my stitching, and flew to the door,
Pressed my eye to the peephole, tip-toe off the floor.

My stitching forgotten, I peered into the night.
When suddenly, I got a terrible fright.
On my porch appeared Santa, holding his sack.
He knocked softly, and I took a giant step back.

I unlocked the deadbolt, and let Santa in,
He entered and gave a mischievous grin.
"Hope you don't mind if I come in the door?"
"Coming down the chimney can be quite a chore."

He said "You're up late. Still working I see."
"Do you know how tired you're going to be?"
"I know, Santa," I said, with a sigh,
"But I'm still backstitching the stars in the sky,"

"And the fields on that stocking look blobby you know,
I need to backstitch the drifts in the snow.
I've been stitching and stitching and stitching, no rest.
I just tried to finish stitching too much, I guess."

"I know what you mean," he said with a smile.
"This is my busiest time of the year, by a mile."
He stooped down by the tree, and he opened his sack,
And began to pull presents out of his pack.

"I've got some things here I think you might like,
An oak stitching frame, and a brand new Ott-Light.
A bundle of floss, and a great big mat cutter,"
I smiled and felt my heart go a-flutter.

He put down gifts for us all, then he waved his right hand.
"Go to bed," he said, glancing at my floor stand.
He gave me a wink, and stepped out the door.
I just stood there a moment, glued to the floor.

After he'd left, I turned back to my chair,
Picked up the stockings, and started to stare.
The backstitching was done! The stars lit the sky!
And on my son's stocking angels sung on high.

I ran to thank Santa for this final gift,
And watched as his sleigh started to lift.
I heard him exclaim as he pulled out of sight,
"Merry stitching to all, and to all a good night!"

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

My silly idea

One of my blogger friends, Kristy had posted how to darn socks. Click here!
I took that idea and had darned one of hubby's sock heels.... still waiting to see what he thinks after wearing it.

Well one of my favorite sweatpants got a couple holes in the butt near the center seam. LOL

So I decided to use that darning method.
I cut a little of the area to make darning it in a heart shape easier.
I think I did a good job....
What do you think?????