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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Poem:The Forgotten Woman©

I use to take Communion to the elderly a few years back
and there was one little woman, who tugged at my heart...in fact it was really hard to visit her
because she was so sad...time after time she
would tell me that her daughter was coming and going to take her out of this nursing home...but truth was her daughter was the one who put her in the home...I'm not saying right or wrong...sometimes in life we have to make tough choices...but sometimes we forget that even the
little things in life can mean so much
to the one's who love us...I didn't know that kind of loneliness or ever experience it at this level...she felt so alone...she's gone now but not really forgotten...especially by the one's who called her
Mom!

Poem Written By Connie Hughes©

Sunday, February 10, 2013

So Cute Dolly

I just made the 
So Cute Dolly!
and she really is cute...
She's wearing little
Mary Jane's & Pig Tails
She has big green eyes
 I bought them from
Suncatcher Eyes, their Doll
and Teddy Bear eyes are gorgeous
all are handpainted!
Tell Michelle Connie's Spot Sent You!
 
She's the cutest little book worm ever!
This doll pattern is by
Teri Crews Design
If you're interested in this item you
can visit my Shop on Etsy!

Love Notes

I found this little book at
 Micheal's Craft Store
I just love it,
 it's like a diary but not...
My husband and I are always
leaving post it notes for
each other in the morning,
but post it notes are hard to
keep and some of the messages you
want to hang on to,
so now we write those notes in
this little book...
Now I can keep the
love messages forever
We both look forward to
checking the
book every morning!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine Jar Toppers©

Valentine Jar Toppers©
Makes A Great little Valentine!
I love making these...
they are a lot of fun and so easy to make
and people love getting them.
Fill it with their favorite treats!
 
The free pattern for the toppers is
the same one as the coasters...
I have this big bag of buttons,
so I added some on to my toppers!
After I made the center heart,
I single crocheted
all the way around and then
I crocheted in the back loops only,
giving it a little depth!
This one is my little double decker!
This one was super easy
I just made it to wrap around my jar
like a head band and then sewed the hearts on!
Here is the free pattern
I used to make the Hearts:
Ch 4 wk 3tr into the first ch, 3dc, ch 1,
1tr, ch 1, 3dc, 3tr, ch3, ch 3, sl st
into center and fasten off.
Happy Crocheting!
 
By Connie Hughes©
 



A Day In Seattle

 
A day in Seattle
Of course you can't go to Seattle and not
see the needle!
At Pike's Market there are so many
shops...you can find almost anything under
the sun in this place...I love the
Antique Shops
 KOMO 4 News and their helicopter
One of the many ferry boats...
we have yet to do...I'm going
to though this summer
 This is a sculpture near the
Pacific Science Center
This oddly shaped building is the
Seattle Music Experience
This is the famous Monorail
 
The famous fish market
they were throwing fish around but
really hard to get a picture
 They have a string attached to
this ugly guy
and whenever anyone gets to close
they pull the string...and then everyone
laughs at you
 The Big Wheel
This is why I wanted to go to Seattle
I had not seen the wheel before...this is the
175-feet tall Ferris-wheel-like attraction 
 on Seattle's waterfront
 
 It's completely enclosed...
of course because it
 rains all the time!!
 The views are great at night
 


 The old Merry-Go-Round
is gorgeous...it's in the Westlake Center
Frank and the boys looking out the
window 
 
 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Rose Bud Valentine Basket©

Well it's almost Valentine's Day
I made a little Rose Bud Valentine Basket©
and filled it with little pouches
of M&M's and wrapped cookies
with little red ribbon!
These cute little envelopes are really easy to make and you
can find the pattern on
the Lion Brand Yarn website
"Valentine Envelope"

I added some cute embellishments
 to my envelopes
I crocheted a vine around the handle
and one side of my basket, added
my roses and some leaves!
Happy Crocheting!
 
By Connie Hughes©


Friday, February 1, 2013

Darrell Scott's Poem

This is a poem written by Darrell Scott
His daughter was Rachel Joy Scott
she was a student at Columbine High School
 She was killed when two fellow students
went on a shooting rampage!
Darrell was invited to address... the
 House Judiciary Committee's
subcommittee on gun violence.
He read this poem at that meeting.
 
 
Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
 Your words are empty air.
You've stripped away our heritage,
You've outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question "Why?"
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!


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