Sharing my life and love of cross stitch. Thoughts about this and that.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Sister's Photo in the Paper

You may remember that my sister does volunteer work with Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, an all volunteer non-profit which collects items from individuals, corporations and groups then packs and ships Care Packages to our troops in Middle East. The Dallas Morning News just published this article. That's my barely younger sister, Betty, in the center  We looks so much alike ... NOT. :D  Click to enlarge and read it. If you've a mind to, visit the Airborne Angel Cadets website and read more about the program, including letters and emails from our soldiers. They REALLY appreciate the necessities, goodies and children's cards and creations they receive. The ACT doesn't get free or reduced shipping rates and spent $52,000 in 2012 alone to do so. Donations in any amount are always welcome. But regardless, take a look at the site. The dedication, work and response is truly inspiring.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Greetings

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Wishing each and all a Blessed Christmas
With sincere regards,  Linda

Friday, December 21, 2012

Wonderful Choral Versions of "The Night Before Christmas"

Our high school choir sang this every year. We loved it. Since that was almost 50 years ago, it's wonderful to see that this fun version is still around! Because it is in musical form, I still remember all the words (and tune) after all these years! You'll enjoy it.

Listen here to the original 1942 Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians version.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Free: In Memory Little Angel Chart

designed by Laura of Passione Ricamo in response to a special request and in remembrance of the victims and families in Newtown, Ct and Sandy Hook Elementary, posted to her blog on December 18th.  I know people around the world have all been horrified and devastated by this tragic event. I continue to break into tears and can no longer watch the news from there because it upsets me so. It is so kind and generous of Laura to have designed this sweet and innocent memorial. If you download, be sure to leave a comment.

Little Angel Chart 

Also a new, lovely blackwork design from Jeanne at Byrd's Nest as her contribution to help ease the pain.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Breast Cancer Freebie

Cardinals for a Cure - by Blue Ribbon Designs, could use as Christmas themed ornament as well.