Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kirill's Story

Post taken directly from the blog of Pudge & Biggs

Perhaps you've already heard the story of Kirill...'s the story of a family who raised thousands of dollars and crossed an ocean to tell a little boy locked away in a big building that he was worthy of time in the sun.

It's the story of a boy waiting for years to feel the arms of a momma around him and melting into a new warm happy when they finally arrived.

Take a minute and watch the miracle yourself...

It's the story of a family that raised thousands of dollars and crossed an ocean and scooped up an angel and asked to take him home.

It's the story of a family who heard the word NO.

It's the story of a judge who said NO because Kirill had Down syndrome and, therefore, did not deserve his time in the sun.

You can read his whole story here...

Checkbooks can't solve this one.

No fundraisers are applicable here.

In order for Kirill to come home with the family that has taken on the world to hold him in their arms, the judicial decision-makers in Kirill's country must have a dramatic change of heart.

I only know one department to go to with that request.

Please pray for Kirill today...for his safe-keeping and compassionate care as decisions are made on his behalf.

Please pray for the heart of the judge who said NO because Kirill is NOT the only child with Down syndrome being adopted out of the district she resides over.

Pray for continued courage in hearts that are breaking.

Pray for hearts to be employed in making decisions where reason has only been called upon before.

Pray for a break in the dark and for whispers of mercy to illuminate the clear place Kirill holds in the family that has found him.

Please pray for sun.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Heartstring friends

These are just a few of my friends that work for Heartstrings Community Foundation. I volunteer for this awesome organization and look forward to visiting everyone when I do. I recently took pictures to update their website and posters and I wanted to share a few of them with you today and I will share a few more with you later in the week. Check out this website to read more. We also have the annual Spring Gala coming up.. I volunteer my photography services every year and get to shake rattle and roll during the dance at the end of the event. I can't wait!

Who kicked butt at State?

Maddie did! Way to go girlie!!

I pull muscles just watching her perform.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Reminder of Drawings for Dariya

Please don't forget that I am having drawings for those who donate to Dariya on the sidebar of my blog. Email me or leave me a comment after you make your donation and let me know which item you would like to be entered to win... the Dress?.... Photo session for locals?.... or the OPI set... Remember that the dress is custom so it comes in MANY colors and styles including the Minnie dress. Let's get this baby home to her family people!!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Please pray

Please join me in praying for the lives lost in Japan and for those who are left behind. This video seems like something out of a horror movie and was very difficult for me to watch. I can't even begin to imagine....

Lord Jesus please place your loving hands on those in Japan and guide them on this difficult journey. Please comfort them in this time of need and show them your light. amen.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pink Ribbon Tournament

This past weekend Madison had a gymnastics meet "Pink Ribbon". The pink ribbon tournament is to remember and honor those who have fought breast cancer. Madison made the choice to honor a teacher at her school which made me so proud ( of course she always makes me proud ). She works so hard and the hard work really shows when she competes! I made around 53 ribbons for her gym and it was worth every minute that I put into the project. In a week and a half we are headed to State in Wichita and this will be the last meet of the year. Then onto Barry's softball.. I enjoy being the spectator to cheer them both on!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sister/Brother set...... Complete!

I finished Jace's shirt so that he could be stylin' with his sister. I can't wait to get these on my little models! I also made LC some matching hair accessories for her piggies (but they are a work in progress). What do you think?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Table runner

In January I finished this table runner for a friend at works birthday. I have to switch up my crafting so that I keep my mojo flowing. I have three dresses, a T-shirt applique', a baby quilt, burp rags, a checkbook cover and a purse to make by Easter. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

M.I.N.N.I.E ...... M....O...U...S....E...

Rochelle you are correct! I just completed a Minnie Mouse dress especially for Ms. L.C. and I wanted to share it with ya'll. Now I can finish up on her brothers matching attire. What do you think?

Getting closer

Any guesses yet on what I am making??

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011


In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.

About 4 minutes later:

The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

At 6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

At 10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly.

At 45 minutes:

The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.

After 1 hour:

He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities.

This experiment raised several questions:

● In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?

● If so, do we stop to appreciate it?

● Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made. How many other things are we missing as we rush through life???

Just something to think about ........

God is good!

The family that I asked you guys to pray for yesterday made their choice. They found out that they are having a little boy and will be keeping him no matter what! The specialist stated that they will not know 100% for sure if the baby has DS for a couple more days but he is going to be allowed to live. There is power in prayer, and I want to thank everyone that took time out of their day to lift this family up. Did I mention that God is good??

A sneak peak into one of my current projects

Any guesses??

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