Thank you all for your prayers. Our family has felt them from across the country and around the world. You would not believe the outpouring for love, faith, and hope that has surrounded us in this time of crisis.
This morning at about 5:00, Hannah Nicole H. lost brain function. This amazing young women had signed her drivers liscense to be an organ donor, so after the family said their goodbyes, the organ transplant specialist determined that Hannah had the potentional to save nine more live and give sight to two more with her last gift.
We will all remember her for her wit and her lively personality. When she stepped into a room, even the air sparkled.
Please continue your prayers for Diane her mother, Bethany her sisiter, and Lou her grandmother. They were all extremely close and will miss her and her father Tim, very much especially in the days and weeks to come. There will be a double funeral on Friday.
I will be away from my blog for a few days because we have had a death in the family. My brother-in-law was killed in an auto accident and his 16 year old daughter is in critical condition. My sister-in-law and their older daughter are physically okay, but very distraught, as you can imagine. Please pray.
Thank you my blogging friends. I can feel your prayers already.
Yesterday I posted about one of the great packages our postal carrier delivered. Today's post is about the second package. A few days ago I won a batch of goodies from Amanda Davie. at Articulation. She sent everything in this fab little quilty bag. I love the "Blessings" and the tape measure.
Inside the bag were all these little wrapped bundles. The paper is from an old dictionary and each one is tied up with hand-dyed silk ribbons I can reuse!
Amanda wrote in her post that she was including a surprise which is this great necklace. The hand stamped copper says "We need not think alike to love alike." The dangles include pieces of coral and pearls with a chain linked with green glass beads. I love the resin image of two women and a large sleek dog.
Here is the whole collection of bootie -- lovely copper and resin components. I am so excited and pleased to receive these amazing pieces.
TWO PACKAGES!! It is like Christmas here. One package is from the divine Miss L. Lorelei Eurto and the other is from Amanda Davie. I will post about Amanda's package tomorrow. Today it is all about patience.
A few months back, quite a few actually, Lorelei hosted a Round Robin Necklace challenge. There were six of us that signed up for the challenge and we all started a necklace and wrote down ideas for the rest of the group to help with finishing each piece. (Read more about it HERE).
Well, we all got our pieces to Lorelei and she did a little something to each and then past them on to the next in line. Eventually I got to work on the pieces and then sent them to next. She worked on then and then sent them to the final artist who held on to all of them for what seemed like forever. I do not know, nor do I need to know, what the hold-up really was. I am just glad this story had a happy ending.
The whole shabbang
I asked for dangly things, especially religious symbols for the 36" chain I sent. You can see lots of crosses, two hands, several hearts, some celtic pieces and a tiny vail with a picture of the face of Mary. There are also quite a few art beads and crystals.
It is very difficult in triple digit weather, but that and my ever present hand fan is all that can help with my peronal power surges. (I hate summer! Well the HEAT anyway.)
I am thinking about joining an etsy team and went to there blog to see what they awere all about. They were in need of a "Christmas in July" Avatar for their shops and I offered to create one (or, as it happens, two).
Santa on the Beach
So, which one is your favorite? "Santa's Cap"? or "Santa on the Beach"?
We did not check out the fireworks in our local community, but thought these might be something for you to enjoy. My sweet husband drained our pond and with all the rain it has refilled. We have these lovely visitors buzzing around doing acrobatics.
This little guy (Little -- not hardly!) has a buddy the same color and the two of them have been flying in tandom all over our forest of a back yard.
From my earliest memories, I've been a creative person. I'm fascinated with the Middle Ages and find the artistic history and religion tend to feed my spirit -- except the Inquisition. No one expects the Spanish Inquisistion. (I also love British humor, if you couldn't already tell.)
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