Thursday, May 15, 2008


To all of my quilty and sewing friends, I am so thankful to have you in my life. Being blessed with love is as good as it gets!

Hugs to all..................Anett

Monday, May 12, 2008

Weekend Projects

I had a weekend off and decided to do some machine embroidery projects. My friend Jean's daughter Beth is trying to get pregnant. Jean and I have decided to get busy on baby stuff before we run out of time. We both work many crazy hours, so we decided to bet busy before the baby is conceived. Beth loves to do cross stitched projects, so we went looking for machine embroider designs and found these. This is the first one I finished on Friday. since Jean and I both want a girl first ( like we have a choice) I did this in baby girl stuff.

The second one I did was really fun. I didn't want to use the same theme for the second one, so this is what I came up with the bee fabric to use around the embroidery.
Great weekend and great fun.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Random Acts of Kindness

We had a give away on CAPC ( last few days and I missed the deadline for sending in my here it is.

Many years ago, when my DH & I lived in Denver, we were very involved in all things happening at our church. The Pastor of our church was a long time family friend, who we could not say no to! He also had a soft spot for the homeless. Anyway, the thing we enjoyed doing the most was giving away the coffee and donuts after every mass on Sunday. It gave us a chance to really get to know the parishioners. As I said the homeless population of Denver were always welcome in our church and there were many. We had two older homeless gentlemen that we called "The Smith Brothers", because they looked just like the guys on the cough drop box. Needless to say they were two of our favorites and we used to give them extra coffee and donuts. We even bought them thermos' for when it was really cold in the winter so they could have some coffee to go. There was a very wealthy parishioner at our church that gave us $10,000 at Christmas time to be given to the homeless in $10 increments. We were able to give a lot of people a chance at a decent meal for one or two days anyway. Well, we did our $10 give away on was very cold that day. So the next morning, we were doing our coffee duty and we
see the Smith Brothers coming down the stairs...they were clean and we could see big smiles on their faces...John and I thought what in the world has happened to them. It took a few minutes for us to see that they had their hands behind their backs and were patiently working their way through the line. When they got to us, each one of them handed us a package, wrapped the best they could. We opened our packages and in them...there was a beautiful unicorn music box, that still resides in my china cabinet today and for John a very nice linen handkerchief. Needless to say, I cried until I was dry eyed and John was positively stunned. We questioned them and found out that after they got their $10 they went to a pawn shop and bought our gifts, made sure they got to the shelter, so they could clean up and spend the night at the shelter and asked for help wrapping the gifts at the shelter. For these gentlemen to give up something that could have fed them was beyond selfless. From that point on, we made sure that they were never without a meal everyday. Either John or I would go find them and take them somewhere close where we could feed them. When we moved, we made sure that they were still fed everyday at a local restaurant. Unfortunately, a year after we moved to Oregon, they were found frozen to death, but even in death they were together. I will never forget the Smith Brothers, nor their kindness to us.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Jane Doe Day

I have a friend, we will call her Jane Doe, and she is one of the funniest friends I have never met. She is an online friend and a total kick in the pants. She has the quirkiest outlook on everything, and is more insightful than anyone I know. She is also a very fine seamstress and awesomely talented. No matter how long it has been between “our talks” the warmth and love always comes back the minute we chat. I have spoken to her on the phone several times and she makes me laugh until I cry. Along with my friend Mariah, they totally have taken me out of my comfort zone in sewing and creating. They both challenge me to do things I would not have tried. We had “The most Unusual Pincushion” contest on CAPC sometime ago and Jane then became the Queen of Pincushions. She created pincushions out of clear plastic Salt and Pepper Shakers and then gifted them to me. I have them in a place of honor as you can see in this picture(They are in the upper right corner). She is also one of the strongest and most determined of the women I know. No matter what happens to her in life, she always has a positive attitude, and I am proud to call her “Sister”.