Monday, October 21, 2013

Happy Birthday Aleishia

Happy 20th Birthday Aleishia!

It is so hard for me to believe that it seems like just yesterday you were this huge 8lb 1oz baby that the dr delivered and said WOW that big baby came out of you! (I was ALL baby)

You have been a blessing to my life and I thank God everyday that He made you just for me. 

I am so proud of the wonderful young woman you have become. 

I love you baby girl!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013






Saturday, September 14, 2013

Need help....

Trying to figure out the best way to come up with funds.

My daughter's guitar broke and it will cost more than a new one to fix what broke.
She found a new one that she really likes but I do not have the funds and she needs the guitar for school as she is learning to play it.

Anyone want to donate funds to help or even want to purchase something off my page?
I would really appreciate it.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It is that time again everyone.

Time for my birthday wish not for myself but for others.
I did this for my birthday when 9-11 and has become a yearly request.

That always seems so well needed.

This is not meant to offend anyone in any way..

My birthday (for those that do not know I was born on 9-11) request is:
Say hi or I am happy to see you or even say a prayer or send good thoughts
for someone you do not know.

I know that this request I made after 9-11.

It has really blessed a lot of people for those that fulfilled the birthday wish.

I have had so much happen around my birthday that I can't help,

but try to really help out those around me not necessarily financially but
emotionally.  (Terrorist attack 9-11-01 and father passed 9-06-04 and then Katrina hit

So let's just pull together with love, understanding, compassion and faith
that all will work out.

Thanks to those that feel the desire to fulfill my birthday wish!

Saturday, September 07, 2013

more good news and a busy bee

Well I have been working hard at work (now I work for Ricoh-usa ... printer company) been there for a little over 2 months. All training is over and go through each day taking care of placing service calls and taking orders for supplies. Every day is filled with compliments on my work and praise at how much better I am doing than anyone expected from someone who has only been there for so little time.

Well I was told that I was the top performer for our group for part timers so I will be getting a certificate for that. I also was told that I should soon enter the 100% club since most of the calls that they review get a rating of 100% and the others rank high in the 90's. Then I also was told that I will start full time hours 2 days before my birthday! Yahoo! I will be hitting my 90 day mark on the 23rd. So with in a month or two I just might be permanent!

Ok now to the busy bee part of this even though with work and all I am a busy bee. LOL

I crocheted a wash cloth for my younger son and daughter. Both are the same size but one is a varigated brown and the other the brightest orange I could find. LOL

I decided last weekend that I needed to start organizing my craft room.... well I was not satisfied so I started again today. (forgot to do a before pic but here is the during pics lol)
I tore out all my containers out of the closet.

I am more satisfied but still not done.

Arrow #1 is showing where my batting and stuffing is. 
Arrow #2 is showing where my yarn is. 
Arrow #3 is showing my floss, aida, fabbies and kits are.
Arrow #4 is showing were my sewing accessories, material, stitchable items and some adopted wips are.
Arrow #5 is showing where the rest of my material and my son's latch hook kit is.
Arrow #6 is showing where the blankets, knitted baby hats and jewelry are located that are for sale.
Arrow #7 shows two black bags with blankets waiting to be made.
Arrow #8 shows my son's gold box of stitching supplies as well as a white bag of adopted wips.
Arrow #9 shows the wooden templates I use when making pillows.
Arrow #10 shows my ironing board and rolling cart. 

We will just have to see how and if I have the energy to finish the rest later. I need to find and buy some of those plastic magazine holders that you can store your magazines in the binders with. (not page protectors)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Excited at the news

I am excited at the news that my new grandson decided that he wanted to enter the world Saturday.
So far the excitement really has not hit home hard since he is so far away.
I am a grandmother 3 times over and am not able to see them. So the joys most feel about being a grandparent and all the other things that go with being a grandparent I am not able to experience.

I am hoping some day to be reunited with my first TRISTEN!
He stole my heart years ago and to have him torn from me has been very hard.
I was then told my son married a young lady with a son so I was given another grandson ALEX that I have never met. Then with the events of Saturday I became a grandma again to SHILO!

Hoping that some day soon I will be able to meet ALEX and SHILO!

Here are two pics... the first is the last time I saw TRISTEN(16mos) and the second one is ALEX on the tricycle he got for his 2nd birthday.

Tristen and Alex are 5 mos apart in age.
Which is ironic to me since Jonathon my stepson is 4 months older than my daughter Aleishia.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

I am on a roll!!!!

I am on a roll. This is a start from last year that needed to be finished. This is finish #4 for 2013
I am in a stitching mood like you would not believe and I am determined to finish a bunch of these projects so that I can feel good about them being finished.
This is one that I was making for my husband for our anniversary. Better late than never. LOL

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Another quick finish

This makes my 3rd finish for the year. Another coaster.
Feels good to finish something as this years stitching has been near to none and I miss it.
I need to get back to my WIP's soon.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


I was asked to post an update on my Jesus wept piece ... it has been a while since the last one after my restart due to pattern error. So here is the update with the pic of the painting to show what it will look like when done hopefully.

Remember this is only the very tip of the top left of that painting.

My second finish for 2013

In between doing a little work on my 3 WIP's. (Jesus Wept, Touching the Autumn Sky and Deepest Love)
I threw in a small piece. It was a small framed piece but I put it into a coaster instead.
What do you think?
This goes great with what is going on in my life right now.
God is really starting to pour some blessings and hoping the blessings keep flowing my way.
I believe and have faith that HE is in control and will provide.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

New earrings added

I have added new earrings to the Angel Wings of Hope Facebook page.
These are NON-ANGEL WINGS OF HOPE jewelry. (meaning does not have my charm)
Just holler if you see something you would like to purchase. Thank you.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A birthday wish

Wishing my oldest a very Happy 20th Birthday.

I love the look in his face in this picture as this is when my grandson Tristen was born.
He is currently awaiting the birth of his next son. So when the new one arrives he will be father of 3 boys. (Alex-stepson, Tristen and the new little one.) I wish I could snuggle all of the little ones but that is not possible. :(

Thursday, June 06, 2013

It's now 67 years later.


Please read the little cartoon carefully, it's powerful. Then read the comments at the end.

I'm doing my small part by forwarding this message. I hope you'll consider doing the same.

In Memoriam

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian Peoples looking the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iraq, Iran, and others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it's imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.

This is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide!

Monday, June 03, 2013


I so needed this right now. Satan has the flood gates of chaos wide open and is not letting up.
He will not shake my faith.... GOD IS IN CONTROL NOT SATAN!
Faith is all I have and it is the one thing I cannot live without!

"Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him…"(Romans 4:18, NIV).

Do you feel like you are in a hopeless situation today? Is there no sign of change in the natural? Remember, we serve a supernatural God. What looks impossible with man is possible with God.

In the Bible, God told Abraham he would be the father of many nations. But in the natural, this looked impossible. Both he and his wife were beyond child-bearing years. They had no reason to hope or believe it would happen. They had nothing to go on in the natural. But one translation of this verse says, "Hoping in spite of hopeless circumstances, he believed." And you probably know the story. Abraham finally had a son, Isaac and his son, Jacob had 12 sons—the twelve original tribes of Israel with descendants outnumbering the grains of sand on the shore!

I encourage you to do what Abraham did and go against all the odds; hope on in faith anyway. Keep believing. Keep praying. Keep moving forward. Don’t focus on the impossible circumstances, focus on the God who makes the impossible possible! Keep looking through your eyes of faith because He has blessing and victory in store for you!

Blackaby Ministries

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Good morning said a woman as she walked up to the man sitting on the ground. 

The man slowly looked up.

This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new.. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life.

His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before.. "Leave me alone," he growled....

To his amazement, the woman continued standing.

She was smiling -- her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows. "Are you hungry?" she asked.

"No," he answered sarcastically. "I've just come from dining with the president. Now go away."

The woman's smile became even broader. Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm.

"What are you doing, lady?" the man asked angrily. "I said to leave me alone.

Just then a policeman came up. "Is there any problem, ma'am?" he asked..

"No problem here, officer," the woman answered. "I'm just trying to get this man to his feet. Will you help me?"

The officer scratched his head. "That's old Jack. He's been a fixture around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?"

"See that cafeteria over there?" she asked. "I'm going to get him something to eat and get him out of the cold for awhile."

"Are you crazy, lady?" the homeless man resisted. "I don't want to go in there!" Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up. "Let me go, officer. I didn't do anything."

"This is a good deal for you, Jack" the officer answered. "Don't blow it.."

Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a remote corner. It was the middle of the morning, so most of the breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived...

The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his table. "What's going on here, officer?" he asked. "What is all this, is this man in trouble?"

"This lady brought this man in here to be fed," the policeman answered.

"Not in here!" the manager replied angrily. "Having a person like that here is bad for business.."

Old Jack smiled a toothless grin. "See, lady. I told you so. Now if you'll let me go. I didn't want to come here in the first place."

The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled....... "Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, the banking firm down the street?"

"Of course I am," the manager answered impatiently. "They hold their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms."

"And do you make a godly amount of money providing food at these weekly meetings?"

"What business is that of yours?"

I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company."


The woman smiled again. "I thought that might make a difference." She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a giggle. "Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?"

"No thanks, ma'am," the officer replied. "I'm on duty."

"Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?"

"Yes, ma’am. That would be very nice."

The cafeteria manager turned on his heel, "I'll get your coffee for you right away, officer."

The officer watched him walk away. "You certainly put him in his place," he said.

"That was not my intent. Believe it or not, I have a reason for all this."

She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest. She stared at him intently.. "Jack, do you remember me?"

Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes. "I think so -- I mean you do look familiar."

"I'm a little older perhaps," she said. "Maybe I've even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door, cold and hungry."

"Ma'am?" the officer said questioningly. He couldn't believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever have been hungry.

"I was just out of college," the woman began. "I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn't find anything. Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment. I walked the streets for days. It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat."

Jack lit up with a smile. "Now I remember," he said.. "I was behind the serving counter. You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy."

"I know," the woman continued. "Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and told me to go over to a corner table and enjoy it. I was afraid that you would get into trouble... Then, when I looked over and saw you put the price of my food in the cash register, I knew then that everything would be all right."

"So you started your own business?" Old Jack said.

"I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up. Eventually I started my own business that, with the help of God, prospered." She opened her purse and pulled out a business card.. "When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons...He's the personnel director of my company. I'll go talk to him now and I'm certain he'll find something for you to do around the office." She smiled. "I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet... If you ever need anything, my door is always opened to you."

There were tears in the old man's eyes. "How can I ever thank you?" he said.

"Don't thank me," the woman answered. "To God goes the glory. Thank Jesus...... He led me to you."

Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the entrance before going their separate ways....

"Thank you for all your help, officer," she said.

"On the contrary, Ms. Eddy," he answered. "Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget. And.. And thank you for the coffee."

God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor.

If you believe, send it.

If you don't believe, delete it.

God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close..

If you need God to open some doors for you...send this on.

Friday, May 10, 2013


One of the ladies in one of my groups on Facebook posted this and it is sooo good.


I have spent the better part of thirty years doing research and after thorough and exhaustive study I have finally gathered enough information to formulate and prove my theory. It can no longer be denied or disputed by physicians, Federal Government officials, or insurance companies. No, not even Blue Cross/Blue Shield!

Cross Stitching is a Disease!

Just as a drug user becomes addicted to his drugs so does the stitcher become addicted to her habit. Just as the drug addict requires more and more and specialized designer drugs so does the stitcher need more and more and specialized designs. And just as the drug addict will do anything for his next dose, a stitcher will indeed do anything for her next fix.

Point 1. When my research began, I started with Aida fabric and cotton floss. Simple basic x’s on simple basic designs. Then one day I was offered "evenweave" and then linen. Metallic thread was blended with the cotton threads and beads were added. Before I knew what was happening I was slipped "quarter stitches", "French knots", and the dreaded "lazy daisy". The progression was so slow that it was hardly noticeable until at present it is now hand-dyed fabric, silk threads, delica beads, specialty fibers, specialty stitches and quite challenging designs by ladies such as the Queen of the Blended Threads and the Chatelaine of the Gardens.

Point 2. When my research began, only those things were bought that were needed at the moment. But gradually things were purchased in advance of need. It was called "kitting" up a design. Then slowly one kit became two and three and more. Suddenly, without prior knowledge, the dresser filled and then the closet became full. Before long the spare bedroom became a stash room. Soon it became hiding packages from the spouse so he wouldn't know just how much was spent. And now it is trying to see what can be sold to purchase more stash. My biggest concern is what will be next? Just like the drug addict, a stitcher must have her next fix!

Point 3. In order to relieve a stitcher from the burdens and stress of her addiction she must undergo extensive and exhaustive therapy. Usually this therapy is very expensive and not 100% effective. Like the drug addict, it is very easy to revert to old habits. And most stitchers feel that the treatment is worse than the problem.

1. I find that Cross Stitching is undeniably a disease and should be added to the Physicians Desk Reference as such.
2. There is no cure.
3. Although there is treatment for this disease, it is expensive and not often successful and therefore, most patients prefer to abstain.
4. Once diagnosed with this disease, employers, family members, and friends should be considerate of the stitcher’s needs and avoid confrontation and criticism.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

My first finish for 2013

WOW who would have known it would have taken me this long to get a first finish for the year.
Guess it just goes to show you how crazy life has been for me.

My FIRST finish of the year. I usually do not do patterns like this but something was calling me to do it.
A few of the stitches were difficult on the 14 count since the pattern called for 24 count.
Not sure where I got the pattern as I have a few that I made working copies of and the original disappeared. I changed some of the colors and the buttons.
Hope you like it....

I have an idea for it but this mouth is not talking. LOL

What do you think?

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Please help!

My hubby is trying to help our daughter. She is trying so desperately to go to college to become a teacher and work. She is doing this on her own but has gotten very depressed as her vehicle has died on her and the college, her internship, her job and her place of residence are way too far apart for her to make it by city transit. It is making her feel like she may have to quit on her dream to be a teacher.

So hubby set up this fund to see if people would be willing to help her out in trying to get a vehicle.
If you can donate great - if you can share this with others that would be great too. I know she would appreciate the help since she does not know he started this for her.

Please click here to see the page set up for her.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

For 2013

I have been challenged to admit what UFO/WIP I have and also determined to finish my WIP/UFOs.
I want to be able to finish a bunch of them.
Some I am very ashamed as they maybe had 20 stitches on.
I would love to get 5 done this year at least.

Should I get 2 done I am permitting one new start.

Feel free to join me in this challenge.

To see my first step accomplished - admitting to UFO/WIP starts see my WIP/UFOs page.
Yea!!!! That is a hard step.

The next hard step is finding stitching time and getting something done.
Stay tuned.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Looking back at 2012

 Here is a look at my stitching of 2012.

Here is a look at all the Angel Wings of Hope created in 2012.

Looking forward to a great 2013.