Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dream Wedding in Maine

I know it has been a really long time since I have blogged. I promise I"ll catch up later, BUT for now can you all do me a favor and help me help my neighbor win a wedding of her dreams..if you could all click on the link below and vote for Alyssa & Nick, just click on the 5th star, and that"s it, your vote has been cast..Alyssa moved into the house next door with her mother when she was just 3 yrs. old. Through the years I have seen her turn into a fine young woman who wants nothing more than the wedding of her dreams with the man she loves...If you could all help me, help her, I would be so appreciative..The contest ends March 9th (ah, this Friday) but up until then you can vote once a day...please feel free to share the link with all your friends and ask them to vote. What woman does not deserve the wedding of her dreams??? I thank you from the bottom of my heart! Debbie (Maine)

Click on the link below, click on the 5th star where it says rating! Thank you so much!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Wedding Bells!

On Saturday, August 13th my youngest son Brandon and his girlfriend Sandy will become husband & wife!

I can"t wait to share wedding pictures with you!

Sunday, July 31, 2011


WOW! I sure have not blogged for a long time..SO much catching up to do but first I wanted to post this piece about hands. On the CQI group, at the beginning of each month Leslie E will post Victorian Symbolysm, this month of July has been Hands and the meanings of different positions of hands and what they mean.. This struck such a chord for me as the last thing I ever did for my mother was to read this beautiful piece at her funeral which is about hands...everyone asked how I could possibly get up in church and speak, but I knew it was the last thing I would ever do for her and I did it...
My mother had very bad arthiritis in her hands all her life. She remembered seeing Drs. for this as young as 8 yrs. old..she was 97 when she passed away.. All her life she kept her hands busy, busy, busy and always told us girls to do the same...she was very aware of her crooked fingers and many comments were made of her hands all her life..when I came across this piece called "My Hands" it reminded me so much of my mother.
This is what I read at her funeral...as though she were speaking herself...

My Hands....author unknown to me

Stop and think for a moment about the hands you have,
how they have served you well throughout your years.
These hands, though wrinkled, shriveled, and weak have been the tools I have used all my life to reach out and embrace life.
They braced and caught my fall when as a toddler I crashed upon the floor.
They put food in my mouth and clothes on my back.
As a child my mother taught me to fold them in prayer.
They tied my shoes and pulled on my boots.
Decorated with my wedding band they showed the world that I was married and loved someone special.
They held my husband and wiped my tears when he became so ill.
They wrote letters to him and trembled and shook when I buried my parents and my spouse.
They were uneasy and clumsy when I tried to hold my newborn children.
They have been dirty, scraped and raw, swollen and bent.
They have held my children and grandchildren, consoled neighbors, and shook in fists of anger when there were things I didn"t understand.
They have covered my face, combed my hair, and washed and clensed the rest of my body.
They have been sticky and wet, bent and broken, dried and raw.
And to the day when not much of anything else of me worked real well,
these hands held me up, lay me down, and continue to fold in prayer.
These hands are the mark of where I"ve been and the ruggedness of life.
But more importantly it will be these hands that God will reach out and take when He leads me home.
And with my hands He will lift me to His side and there I will use these hands to touch the face of Christ.....the end

So now ladies when things aren"t going so good and someone says to you, "we have to play the hand we are dealt", I think it will all be ok in the end...

More catching up this week with pics and everything...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Winter DYB-RR blok for Ritva

This is the work I did for Ritva on her BYB(do your best) RR block. Aclose-up of the heart I did for her. Then we have a close-up of the fan I did with a fancy piece of lace & beads, the fan handle is a jewelery clasp.

This is the finished block. I love the color combination she requested.

Kerrys tree-skirt wedge

A while back I was in a private RR and had the pleasure of working on Kerrys (from Canada) tree-skirt wedge..I fell in love with her pieces and actually started one of my own..I"ve had Kerrys wedge for way too long but it will wing its way to Canada this week.
This is a silkie that I addes to her block...
The rest of the pictures I will let speak for themselves..

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Snowman on a Crescent Moom

Have you ever wondered what a snowman does at night? Well he SLEEPS just like the rest of us. Here he is sleeping on a crescent moon. This is the block I did for Wendy in the Christmas-Winter-DYB RR. She requested winter and not Christmas and also asked to stay in the blue & white colors.

This is a view of the whole block. Notice in the lower right hand corner there is another snowman (barely there) and I know he"s just wondering how the other snowman got up on that moon..
There is alot of exciting stuff coming up in CQI this year and hope I can join in on all the activities. I"m hoping to be better at blogging this year too...

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Good Shepard

This picture was sent to me in an e-mail. It was taken of an outside Nativity at a church somewhere. The dog stayed in that spot all night. Nobody knows where he came from or where he went. Just a Good Shepard that needed to rest...