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Can I Have a Time Out?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hi, If you have been reading my blogs, you will already know that I am over my head with making quilts for the Ally Cat Quilts by Krackers. I am going to Massachusetts in October. I will be visiting hospitals and Ronald McDonald type places to hand the quilts out to the kids. Obviously, I won't be accessing the web often, so perhaps I can get a time out? I will log in when I can, but count on me to be unreliable. So sorry to let you all down.

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GRANDMACOO 9/24/2012 11:51PM

    You are not letting us down; you are doing something more of us should do. God bless you as you work on your quilts and deliver them.

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/24/2012 10:59PM

    You will be missed but tthis is certainly a worthy cause !

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WARRIORGIRL121 9/24/2012 10:49PM

    You will be missed but understandably so. when you come back, we want to hear all the scoop on how everything went! Wishing you the best of everything and smooth events! emoticon

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GETFIT2LIVE 9/24/2012 12:40PM

    You will definitely be missed, but a time out is certainly in order for something like this. Enjoy making and delivering those quilts; they will be much appreciated, I know!

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BMCOLLEY 9/24/2012 12:24PM

    This is definitely a worthwhile reason for not signing in as often as you had been. Good luck!

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PJ2222 9/24/2012 12:24PM

    Bummer we'll miss you...but don't think we won't hold you accountable for your absence when you return! lol
emoticon So maintain the course!

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A Sampling of quilts going to Massachusetts

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Here are a few of the Ally Cat Quilts by Krackers I have been working on. Hope you enjoy!

these, along with 16 more, will be given to children ages 8-18 who are battling cancer.

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SHAMILTON311 9/26/2012 8:01PM

    Those little kids are going to love those quilts and will be dragging them around for years. Quilts and quilting are such a comfort.

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ESILBO 9/25/2012 9:35AM

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BABACHAN 9/24/2012 10:54AM

    Beautiful quilts and done with a beautiful, giving heart!!!!

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MOONCHILD8 9/24/2012 9:53AM

    Thank you for making those beautiful quilts. I know the children of Massachusetts will be happy to get one. I live here in Boston. I hope you can visit the Boston Children's Hospital. Best wishes on your journey with those beautiful quilts. Love, Linda from bean town, aka Moonchild8

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4DOGNIGHT 9/23/2012 7:53PM

    This is a wonderful thing for you to do. What are those hanging from the edges of your quilts? Ruffles? Or are they strips that have to be cut off?

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BEARGODDESS 9/23/2012 6:40PM

    Very lovely quilts! emoticon emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 9/23/2012 9:45AM

    How beautiful...both the quilts and the act of giving!

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SANDYW1945 9/23/2012 5:54AM

    Nice. emoticon

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TOWHEE 9/22/2012 11:52PM

    Those quilts are beautiful and not particularly easy patterns to make. I'm really impressed.

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/22/2012 11:32PM

    These are gorgeous what an incredible gift .

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MYLAUREN2 9/22/2012 11:21PM

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WARRIORGIRL121 9/22/2012 10:48PM

    Sandy, these are BEAUTIFUL! emoticon emoticon emoticon This is an awesome gift to give the children. What a beautiful thing to do! I love them! Karen

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MISSLORI5 9/22/2012 10:44PM

    Lucky kids! That is a wonderful hobby! I crotchet and make baby baby blankets for new moms, mainly in my church. I so appreciate quilts, though, and admire women who can do such little work, as well as have the ability to put colors together so well! Each one of your quilts must be special to you, though, and I know they will be accepted with much heartfelt thanks! Have a great weekend, and happy quilting!

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KARRENLYNN 9/22/2012 10:24PM

    Those are really beautiful! What a great gift for those children. I bet they would be really proud to have one of your quilts.


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Get a Load of THESE!!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Our Absentee President Obama, Perpetual Campaigner Obama would like you to buy these: This is for the1% who "Need to share the wealth"

and this is a pretty little bauble that only rich can afford.

How do you like the new flag????

And for future generations........

There is a lot more that can be bought, but at what price???

Can you believe this new low?????????? The man has absolutely no shame, and is so very open about changing our country into a true Obamanation. Even Adolf didn't go this far!!!

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BIERMA 9/30/2012 7:06PM

  Boldly proclaimed!

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4DOGNIGHT 9/23/2012 7:56PM

    Yep, pretty low but a brilliant form of advertising, although I certainly am not voting for him.

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CAT609 9/21/2012 10:52PM


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SALONKITTY 9/21/2012 6:53PM

    Those onesies are darling. I like the inclusiveness, though I don't support Obama. I also think comparing him to Hitler is pretty ridiculous, lol.

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JULIA1154 9/21/2012 6:37PM

  I don't think this is really appropriate on Spark People.

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ALIDOSHA 9/21/2012 6:26PM

    Interesting viewpoint to think about.

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Can Anyone Accept this? I can NOT!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before. Thirty have died in August. The commander in chief is AWOL. Not a peep, although he ordered the White House flag flown at half mast for the Shiks that were killed. There is a deep disgust, a fury, growing in the ranks of the military against the indifferent incompetence of this president. It has taken on a dangerous tone. No one knows what to do about him, but the anger runs deep as the deaths continue with no strategic end in sight to the idiocy of this war.

Obama has had 4 years to end this futile insanity, during which time he has vacationed, golfed, campaigned, and generally ignored the plight of our men and women in uniform. But, there is now a movement afoot in the armed services to launch a massive get out the vote drive against this president. Not just current active duty types, but the National Guard, Reserves, the retired, and all other prior service members. This is no small special interest group, but many millions of veterans who can have an enormous impact on the outcome of the November election if they all respond.

The million military retirees in Florida alone could mean an overwhelming victory in that state if they all show up at the polls. It might not keep another one hundred U.S. troops from dying between now and November, but a turn out to vote by the military against this heart breaking lack of leadership can make a powerful statement that hastens a change to the indifference of this shallow little man who just lets our soldiers die.

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FUTUREHOPE49 9/20/2012 7:33PM

    55% of people over here think we should pull out immediately! I hope this war ends soon. We are losing so many of our young troops lately!
I worry about the Middle east and Sudan though! Will that be the next conflict?

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NANAW12001 9/20/2012 11:51AM

  Praying that it will end soon.
I am a proud US Army veteran.

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GOODGETNBETR 9/20/2012 11:41AM

    Lots of emotion here as there should be. No parent should outlive their children but I also know that freedom isn't free. George Bush Jr had this for a few more years than Obama and I'm sure he seldom missed a vacation or developed an exit strategy. I guess there is no easy way to end this tragedy, but I do hope it ends soon, with the current or future administration.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

All veterans and current armed forces personnel need to undertsand that this president does not stand with them, beside them or even way behind them.

In all the years since D-Day, there are three occasions when the president failed
to go to the D-Day Monument that honors the soldiers killed during the Invasion.
The occasions were:
1 Barack Obama 2010

2. Barack Obama 2011

3. Barack Obama 2012

For the past 68 years, all presidents, except Obama, have paid tribute to the fallen soldiers killed on D-Day.

This year, instead of honoring the soldiers, he made a campaign trip on Air Force 1 to California to raise funds for the upcoming election.

Most recently, instead of DOING HIS JOB in Washington, he left for a campaign money raising in Las Vegas instead of dealing with the Americans who were killed by Muslims in the Middle East.

He ignored warnings that the protesters were going to rally against the U.S. embassies.

He ignored the fact they murdered our ambassadors and staff.

He ignored the burning of the American flag.

Instead, he sent messages via his press spokesperson while he was campaigning. And those messages were riddled with falsehoods and fluff.

And now he has "informed" Congress that he is sending the Marines into harm's way again, while he cuts their budget. Boots on the ground for yet another war in a no-win situation???

Haven't our boys and girls in uniform been slaughtered enough already???

Do you REALLY want this coward to be our President again????

Be afraid, Americans. Be very afraid!

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FUTUREHOPE49 9/17/2012 7:54PM

    I am very disappointed that he has not honoured the dead. Actually I am disgusted!
Over here in UK its the tradition of the Royal family as well as the prime Minister and MP's to honour the dead and wounded.
I think he cares too much about his fund raising and getting back in! I think he is a figurehead not a man for all seasons. emoticon emoticon

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CAT609 9/15/2012 12:54PM

    Here, here! Well said!

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