Friday, September 20, 2013

the sweetness of friends~

my friend andi of my sisters knitter

has been hosting a KAL/CAL on ravelry

the finish as many UFO'S or WIP's 

the reward.....a finished project!!!!!!

and andi, being the sweet girl she is, will also be doing a drawing at the end

where she is giving away goodies like yarn, fiber & stitch markers

she is also hosting a KAL/CAL in October

stop by ravelry & check it out

i've found by joining this group, the reward for me is not the finished item,

nor the prizes at the end....

it is the friendships that are made, the encouragement offered a long the way,

and the closeness of those in the group

case in point...

andi has a friend who is in the need of some comfort

she let the group know she was doing a comfort blanket & ask for help in achieving this goal

the girls in the group came through!

soon someone in need will feel the warmth & care of not only one kind & thoughtful person but

 a whole group of caring women

when i think of the women in this group, i'm reminded of this african proverb...

"If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."


and if you are in the area
don't forget the wool gather at youngs dairy on saturday & sunday

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

cheer at the end of a poopy day~

i am a caregiver to a person with dementia

needless to say

some days can be a challenge 

and at the end of those days, i find myself drained

both physically & mentally

yesterday was one of those days

and my sweet daughter knew it was going to be one of those days

when i came home

sitting on my table was a vase of sunshine wrapped in ribbons of my favorite colors

and the sweetest card

she's a little bit of heaven that girl of ours