Monday, February 27, 2006

More for Stitches From the Heart

More items from the wonderful members of Crochetlist arrived today as donations for Stitches From the Heat. Thank you so much for the beautiful things you are sending. I know that a little one will be blessed by your efforts.

Thank you Anne!

Anne has been emailing me to assist in my being able to make this sweater. Having seen hers, mine doesn't look quite as nice as I was thinking, LOL! Beautiful outfit Anne!

Thank you Melanie!

What an adorable outfit and I just love matching hats and booties :)

Thank you Joan!

Isn't this sweater just cute as can be?

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Comfort Women

Do you know that during WWII between 1932 and 1945 thousands of women were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Military? These women are still fighting for an apology. They are between the ages of 70 and 90 years old and are dying off. They deserve justice before there are none of them left to speak. To let this atrocity go unpunished sets an appalling precedent especially in light of all the military conflict in the world at this time. Please, learn more and join their fight for justice.

If this makes you uncomfortable, it is your conscience telling you how wrong what happened is. Ignoring it will not make it go away. It will not make it less horrifying and it will not help women around the world have a voice and be heard. Have the strength to be uncomfortable and stand up for what is right.
The Comfort Women Project
V-Day 2006

Thursday, February 23, 2006


No news is good news, right? Nothing yet on the design team, but I have not given up hope. I know I will hear one way or another, but the waiting is getting to me!!! I do have other things to worry about and guess I should get on with those!!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Little Nervous Here

I am going to fess up and tell you that I submitted both layouts and cards for consideration for a position on a local scrapbook store's Design Team. I submitted these a week or so ago and have been anxious, but ok. Right now, I am just anxious. The decisions are to be made and notifications in the next couple of days.
I have a few things running through my head. First and foremost WHAT WAS I THINKING!?! Beyond that are things such as just wanting to know so I can quit thinking about it :). I could use the peace, Ha Ha! Anyway, cat is out of the bag and now you all know so I guess I will have to let you know if I am selected to participate. You will know as soon as I do ;).

Friday, February 17, 2006

Thank you!

I am part of aYahoo group called Crochetlist. It is composed of many wonderful men and women. We all have a love of crochet in common. It is a very friendly and helpful group and I can't begin to list all that I have learned from them.
One thing the group does is ten times a year they have what they call a Crochet-A-Thon (CAT). For each CAT there are different designated charities if someone chooses to make an item or so to contribute. The month of February, one of the charities is Stitches From the Heart. Many people have pledged items to donate and I am very grateful. The first donation arrived today from Linda and I am overwhelmed with her generosity. Thank you so much Linda! Aren't these items just amazing?

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


I am participating in a swap that is all about monograms. I am part of a group of 5 that was themed around boys. I selected to do the letter "W" for the word wild. I figure that with my boys it is one I know I will use in the scrapbooks at some point, LOL! This one really was fun to make. The stripes are actual strips of cardstock adhered to the background cardstock. I did not have a letter stencil that was the correct style for the smaller letters so I printed a set out from Word at something like 130 font size and then cut them out, traced around them and then cut out the cardstock versions. The colors are very bright yellow, red and a deep royal blue.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Mascara anyone?

So, is there a mascara out there that DOESN'T leave dark rings under a person's eyes at the end of the day? If so, please, please tell me what it is!! I know I have oily skin (knew it by the time I was 10 years old) and I know that when I am 85 years old and my skin is not as wrinkled as the lady next to me who had dry skin I will be glad. However, as a teenager, I was not glad. As a person trying to present a professional and groomed image with dark circles from slipping makeup, I am not glad. Fighting wrinkles and acne at the same time, does not make me glad. So, I guess that when I am 80 and no longer give a rats *** what anyone thinks or the image I present, then I can be glad.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

New Toys

I received my order from Stamp Diva. This store is AWESOME! I would highly recommend them to anyone. The items available are great and the service is fantastic! I am super excited to play with her. Isn't she beautiful? I have so many plans for her! In fact, everything they have from this line is pretty amazing. I so hope I get time to create soon. Right now I am rather buried in homework. Tonight I have a presentation that I am not happy with how it is, but time is up so I must go with what I have. It is not my usual procrastination this time. It seriously has been had to get it pulled together in a manner with which I am happy. This is 10% of my grade so I hope the instructor likes it better than I do (doubtful!). Wish me luck!!

Friday, February 03, 2006

Another Completed Comfortghan

This one is going to a gentleman located in Canada. I hope it finds the way quickly so it can provide him comfort. Thank you to all those who sent squares. These projects would never happen without your help!!!