Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
We got out in the garage and pulled out the box with the christmas tree and set it up. I will have to go out tomorrow and try to find the lights, my christmas village and my sisters handmade Nativity set which is my special treasure. I don't think I have ever shared what happened between my siblings and I.
We were 5 kids in all. There were 4 girls and 1 boy ranging in ages from 16 mo - 6 yrs. My 2 sisters were adopted togather, my brother and the other sister were each adopted by 2 different families and I was never adopted due to health problems I think. I grew up in a Childrens Home in Seattle, Washington and I always remembered my brother and sisters. It was at Christmas time that I thought about them the most. All my life there was an empty space that I knew one day God would fill. I never doubted that he wouldn't let me meet them.
About 15 yrs ago I sent a letter to my father thru the Social Security department, mind you I am here in TX. Way across the country my sister had placed an ad in the newspaper looking for him on her end. It took almost a year and a half but out of the blue right after my husband and I were married I recieved a late nite call and the man on the other end told me he thought he was my father. It was wonderful to finally be in touch with him again and he filled me in some on my past. We were able to talk and get to know each other several times a week. About a month after we had found each other I got a call from him and he wanted to know if I would like to get to know my sisters. I was soooooooooooooooooooo excited. YES, YES, YES, I yelled. The next day I got a call from Charlotte and she arranged a 3-way call so I could talk to her and Amy. How cool was this, 3 people, one in Texas, one in Florida and one in Washington state were all talking trying to make up for lost time. With my first visit back home to Washington we went to the place where we were all seperated and with their help we were able to find the remaining 2. Now my life is complete and we meet as often as we can.
What I am trying to tell anyone out there is to never give up on your dreams and remember there is someone bigger than all of us and he is orchestrating all of our lives. I remember telling people who were doubters, he always answers our prayers just not always the way we want and it is in his time frame not ours.
Take care and I wish you all the best with your Christmas plans.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
This election was a different matter. I took the time to read up and know the candidates and I knew that this would be one for the history books. Important for the blacks and women alike.
This time I went to the voting booth with trepidation and left with a feeling of pride in the process that we as American's are blessed with. I love this system that allows candidates to compete vigorously and disagree vehemently and than asks US to decide. Yes, we as American citizens choose who we want in that Big White House on Pennsylvania avenue. No matter what our backgrounds, each of us have one vote. The CEO of the big corporation has one vote. The single mom with her humble little house has one vote. The cashier at McDonalds has one vote. The President of the bank has one vote, and THEY ALL COUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!! How wonderful is that? And after it's all over, our nation has an awe-inspiring tradition of good sportsmanship, where the losing candidate swallows hard and yields graciously. This kind of system is not to be taken for granted and needs to be protected.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Marit!! I loved all my gifts and even though I did not want to share I broke the chocolate into pieces and shared with my husband and grandchildren. They said that that was the best chocolate ever.
This swap has really been alot of fun and I hope that you and I can keep in touch. I will have a special friend now in Belgium, Australia, and the United Kingdom .
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
I have set myself a goal of making at least 1 outfit a week for Savannah and myself. I have so much material and really do need to reduce some of it before I bring in any more, but its kind of like this outfit. I had everything I needed to make the skirt but had to go looking for something to match to make the top.
The Wal-Mart by me has all their fabric 50% off so I had to buy some of that, I mean " It was on Sale!"
I did have to wait till hubby went to work to bring it in. I got some pinks to make another of these skirts. This pattern is on the Grand Revival blog. I added the second picture to the blog so you could see how cute the two materials go togather. That is all for tonite. I will post the blouse and skirt togather I hope by Sunday. Have a great weekend.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Jill if you will contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will give you instructions how to pay at paypal and than once I have a receipt that they have recieved it I will get your quilt in the mail.
Once again, thanks again for that bid you made.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
My prayers go with this couple as they begin the fight of their life.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I love my children and I never thought I would be able to love another child as much as I had loved them, but becoming a grandmother changed that. The love I have for these 2 children is so much different and so much more precious. It is a chance to try again at changing a part of their lives for the better. My grandson is a special needs child and I think his kisses and hugs are so much sweeter than others. He is a joy to be around as is my granddaughter.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
She is having a Mothers Day Giveaway and she is giving away one of her beautiful aprons, along with a teapot and teacosy and some cookie cutters. Her is the link but you had best hurry over because she is going to draw the name tomorrow around noon. I really hope I have posted this in time to be in the name generator. If I don't win, I am going to have to break down and buy one. The ones I liked were Taffy or Sweety but they are out of stock at the moment.
Here is the website maplelane-jan.blogspot.com/2008/04/mothers-day-giveaway.html
Friday, April 18, 2008
The weather has been pretty hot already so wednsday night hubby came home and togather we got the water cooler up and running. It was such a nice evening compared to the several warm days before. Well, wouldn't you know it, I guess we jinxed it because yesterday came in cold and raining most of the day. Had to tape the cover back up over the front of the cooler to keep the cold wind out. It is warming up today so off the cover comes again. It has been seen that some days you can see all 4 seasons in one day and I believe it.
I have been working on a patriotic turning 12 and got it all finished. Here are a few pictures of
Monday, March 24, 2008
The weather here in the panhandle has been cold, warm, cold and warm. It really doesn't know what it wants to do. I for one am tired of the cold. The daffodils are up and the blooms are on all the trees so I hope theat winter is finally over.
I will finish my post here and do another tomorrow or in a few days.
Barbara in Amarillo
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I want to win but I wish anyone who goes there from here good luck.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I have been to several of the quilting blogs on this blogging site and decided I had to make me one. My blog is still in the process of being completed so please bear with me. I live in the Panhandle of Texas, and I love and collect everything I can find having to do with Sunbonnet Sue, hence my title.
I will have alot of quilts to post once I figure out how to do this.