Sunday, July 5, 2009

A special comfort doll

A friend of mine requested prayers for an elderly nun, that is special to her family. I've created a little comfort doll pattern recently for the comfort doll project, and had finished several of them in whimsical fabrics. This seemed like a good additional use for my pattern, and I love the way it turned out.

I'll be offering a handmade doll in my etsy shop later today, as whenever I make one of something, I generally try to make a second. If you have a friend who might find comfort with a similar doll, I'd be happy to provide one for you.

Friday, July 3, 2009

It's a Grand Day to Celebrate!

Wishing everyone in every part of the world, the blessings and freedoms they desire. We aren't all alike, or all that different. But after watching Iran election protests last week it made me extra glad that our country has such a great Constitution! Of course, tomorrow is the celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. While finishing up my teaching career in 5th grade, it provided again the opportunity to learn about our revolution, the dangers faced by the patriot families, and how really blessed we were to have the founding fathers(and mothers) we did.

George Washington, our first president, was an amazing man. The Virginia Compromise set up the two houses of congress, and as amazing as it may be to us today, our Congress works as it was designed to do. Hurray that Al Franken will be joining the Senate soon.

I won't get much into politics, except to say that I'm so proud of our president, Barack Obama and pray for his safety and that the burden will be no more than he can bear. It is sad to see how it is aging his appearance already. He is so earnest, and I love his family too. We are truly blessed to have such a leader at this point in our democracy.

Tomorrow is a day to enjoy our blessings, listen to stirring music, watch fireworks, and give thanks that we are still the Land of the Free. God bless the troups, and make it so that they may return to their families asap.