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New Ally Cat Quilt by Krackers sent out today.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I received a request two weeks agofor an Ally Cat Quilt by Krackers from a 15 year old girl who lives in Florida who is battling neuroblastoma. She loves flowers and kitty people. The completed quilt went out today, with my love, prayers and hugs. Here's to Lauren!

Full View of Lauren's quilt

Feathered Stitching

A Cat Must ALWAYS Be Hiding Somewhere!

Back of Quilt

Signature Trademark

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TXGRANDMA 2/17/2013 2:41PM

    What a great ministry you have here! God has given you the talent and you are using it to cheer His children! emoticon

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NOTFATCAT 2/16/2013 1:16PM

    You are the sweetest. She'll love it. And I know it will be a comfort to Lauren as well.

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ELLIE381 2/14/2013 8:06AM

    So nice!

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BRONZE50 2/12/2013 5:20PM

  Awww, that's beautiful.

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I agree with Ben

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. -Benjamin Franklin

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TXGRANDMA 2/17/2013 2:42PM

    AMEN!!!! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/16/2013 11:51PM

    emoticon Definitely a winner!!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/16/2013 11:49PM

    I like it !

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NOTFATCAT 2/16/2013 1:14PM

    Ha. Like that. Wise ole' Ben.

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EBURGITE 2/11/2013 10:02AM


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SPARKCHANTAL 2/10/2013 2:17PM

    is that in the second amendment?

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Time to Show Off

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

This is a McKenna Ryan pattern that I found for my Grandson's 24th birthday. That guy makes the BEST coffee in the WORLD!

To make sure he can set a proper coffee setting, I added reversible placemats and napkins.

We had him over for a Birthday dinner of Homemade Hot and Sour Soup, Chinese Chicken Salad and his request for a Costco Cheesecake. He had never learned how to eat with chopsticks, but was open to learn, and gave it a very good try.

To express his appreciation for us, his grandparents, he bought a lovely card with a heart flet note in it, along with dark chocolate for each of us and a beautiful long stem red rose, all tokens of his love. He's a wonderful guy!! Wish you could meet him and have a cup of coffee with us.

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BMCOLLEY 2/7/2013 8:19AM

    Oh what wonderful gift and day.

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GETFIT2LIVE 2/6/2013 6:01PM

    Beautiful work--no surprise at all there considering how gifted you are in that area! What a wonderful gift and a lovely way to celebrate together. Mmmm, coffee, the elixir of life in the Northwest!

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JACKIE542 2/6/2013 2:26PM

    Very beautiful, what a great idea. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 2/6/2013 2:01PM

    Love the quilting and what a good looking grand. You are truly blessed.

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 2/6/2013 1:51PM

    What a thoughtful & loving Grandson & Grammy!!! Did you do trapunto (sp?)?...the placemats? I love it!!! Beautiful work! I want some. Where can I get the pattern? My youngest son is a chef and I love to do something for him and my DDIL.

BTW...make mine a Skinny Mocha please! emoticon

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Found this interesting...

Thursday, January 31, 2013

From the World Health Organization:

Interesting stats on world wide murder rates...............

The latest murder statistics for the world:

Murders per 100,000 citizens

Honduras 91.6

El Salvador 69.2

Cote d'lvoire 56.9

Jamaica 52.2

Venezuela 45.1

Belize 41.4

US Virgin Islands 39.2

Guatemala 38.5

Saint Kits and Nevis 38.2

Zambia 38.0

Uganda 36.3

Malawi 36.0

Lesotho 35.2

Trinidad and Tobago 35.2

Colombia 33.4

South Africa 31.8

Congo 30.8

Central African Republic 29.3

Bahamas 27.4

Puerto Rico 26.2

Saint Lucia 25.2

Dominican Republic 25.0

Tanzania 24.5

Sudan 24.2

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9

Ethiopia 22.5

Guinea 22.5

Dominica 22.1

Burundi 21.7

Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7

Panama 21.6

Brazil 21.0

Equatorial Guinea 20.7

Guinea-Bissau 20.2

Kenya 20.1

Kyrgyzstan 20.1

Cameroon 19.7

Montserrat 19.7

Greenland 19.2

Angola 19.0

Guyana 18.6

Burkina Faso 18.0

Eritrea 17.8

Namibia 17.2

Rwanda 17.1

Mexico 16.9

Chad 15.8

Ghana 15.7

Ecuador 15.2

North Korea 15.2

Benin 15.1

Sierra Leone 14.9

Mauritania 14.7

Botswana 14.5

Zimbabwe 14.3

Gabon 13.8

Nicaragua 13.6

French Guiana 13.3

Papua New Guinea 13.0

Swaziland 12.9

Bermuda 12.3

Comoros 12.2

Nigeria 12.2

Cape Verde 11.6

Grenada 11.5

Paraguay 11.5

Barbados 11.3

Togo 10.9

Gambia 10.8

Peru 10.8

Myanmar 10.2

Russia 10.2

Liberia 10.1

Costa Rica 10.0

Nauru 9.8

Bolivia 8.9

Mozambique 8.8

Kazakhstan 8.8

Senegal 8.7

Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7

Mongolia 8.7

British Virgin Islands 8.6

Cayman Islands 8.4

Seychelles 8.3

Madagascar 8.1

Indonesia 8.1

Mali 8.0

Pakistan 7.8

Moldova 7.5

Kiribati 7.3

Guadeloupe 7.0

Haiti 6.9

Timor-Leste 6.9

Anguilla 6.8

Antigua and Barbuda 6.8

Lithuania 6.6

Uruguay 5.9

Philippines 5.4

Ukraine 5.2

Estonia 5.2

Cuba 5.0

Belarus 4.9

Thailand 4.8

Suriname 4.6

Laos 4.6

Georgia 4.3

Martinique 4.2


The United States 4.2

ALL the countries above America have 100% gun bans

Think those idiots who are pushing for gun bans will ever realize that GUNS DO NOT KILL PEOPLE, BUT PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE, and that if our LAWS WERE FOLLOWED, and if the CRIMINALS WERE SENTENCED ACCORDING TO THE LAW, THAT WE WOULD NOT NEED ANY GUN CONTROL AT ALL???????///

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BMCOLLEY 2/1/2013 12:17AM

    You have heard the term "his-story?" These statistics are subject to be skewed in the favor of the ones recording the history. I don't think the U.S. ties with Martinique. All-in-all this shows how much people respect the sacredness of life.

Thanks for sharing this information.

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/1/2013 12:10AM

    Canada does not have Capital Punishment ,w hen my fFather got out of the military he became Chief Keeper at a Maximum security prison.I grew up believing guns don't kill people people do but I also believe in capital punishment .Someone told me the death penalty does not cut down on murders.I said well it sure cuts down on recidivism.They looked at me blankly that was when I realized I had to explain,people who commit a murder and are paroled and do it again are recidivists !That was when I realized that while you are right and I am right it matters little to these people they really have not even researched the subject they are just parrotting what someone has told them without understanding !

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EENLIGHTENING 1/31/2013 4:03PM

    Agreed that guns don't kill people. It begins with a thought. It is the mind that needs healing. emoticon

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Gentle Thoughts for Today -

Monday, January 28, 2013

Birds of a feather flock together ... and then poop on your car.

A penny saved is a government oversight.

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement ..
He who hesitates is probably right.

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL.'

If you can smile when things go wrong,

you have someone in mind to blame.

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.

Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words 'The' and 'IRS' together it spells 'Theirs...'

Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Some people try to turn back their odometers.

Not me, I want people to know 'why' I look this way.

I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back
to your youth, think of Algebra.

You know you are getting old
when everything either dries up or leaks.

One of the many things no one tells you about aging
is that it is such a nice change from being young.

Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Lord, Keep your arm around my shoulder
and your hand over my mouth . . . .AMEN!

Have a great day!

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MIRFA71 1/30/2013 3:40AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing.

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BMCOLLEY 1/30/2013 12:28AM

    Thank you for sharing --the quotes are fantastic. emoticon

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EBURGITE 1/29/2013 10:24AM

    emoticon love it!

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JUST2OFUS 1/29/2013 8:32AM

    Very good loved them!

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/29/2013 12:51AM

    I loved these !

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