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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Boxes and Boxes

Happy Tuesday! 

I have been single handedly supporting the United States Post Office lately.  Or, to be more accurate, Dennis has, since I don't work outside the home and I just enjoy spending the money he makes!  :-)  Today two boxes were mailed out.  The first was sent to Bundles of Love in Minnesota.  It is for low income families for their babies.

These first four blankets were made with squares sent to me by other ladies in an online charity group I'm a part of called AC4C. (All crafts for charity)

Another Mult-colored.
They are sometimes a bit crooked because the squares are made by different people and don't match up exactly, but they will still keep a baby warm won't they?

The next two were knitted by me.  I also sent 12 baby hats that I forgot to photograph.  Please forgive the shadows and glare on my pictures.  Once again I remind you all that I'm not a photographer but at least you can get an idea of what I want to show you.  :-)

The second box sent out today was to Taci for her project for Brazil.
Eight baby hats...
A lavendar sweater.
A blue and white sweater/hat/sock set.
A little girl set.
Pink blanket.
Blue and green blanket.
Thank you Taci for letting me be a part of helping the babies in Brazil.  Your heart is SO big and I'm proud to have you for a friend. 

Then, yesterday's mail brought this sweet Valentine's card from Teresa.  She designed it herself.  Isn't she talented?  She also made the actual pin that is on the card.
Beautiful handwriting and sentiment.  I'm so glad we're blog friends too Teresa!
This is my handsome hubby putting in new light switches and a timer on our outside lights.  See the heart on the wall? They're hiding everywhere!
Look what I found today?  I know the current fad is to drink from canning jars.  However I've been drinking from them for a long time.  Today I found this neat spout and straw.  I like it and it's easy to clean.  Silly thing to show you but it's the small things in life that make me happy.
I'm into a count-down of days until we see Miss Piper.  11 more days!  When we face-timed this morning, Piper and her Mama were getting ready to go to the airport and pick up her other Grandparents, Dennis & Marilyn.  They get to stay for a whole 3 weeks!  I can't wait to see everyone.  I miss Mandy and Piper something terrible, even though we see each other online at least twice a day.  It's not the same as getting a real hug and I'm so ready for one.

I hope you're all having a great day today.  We have no snow and 53 degrees...I'm a happy girl.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the same comfort we ourselves receive from God."  2 Corinthians 1:3-4



  1. Such lovely things for those not as fortunate as yourself, beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful time with your family, there is nothing nicer than the love of a Grandchild.

  2. You are just an angel here on Earth my friend with all of your wonderful donations. I just sent five hats to Taci yesterday, now after visiting both you and Teresa I feel I should send a few more. Love the heart from Teresa, you are both so loving and giving.
    Hugs to you Betsy,

  3. That is not a silly thing to show us! That's exactly the kind of thing bloggers like to see and read about. I will be looking for them at the stores now. Gosh, you have been a busy bee with the knitting and crochet things for charity. You are so special for doing all of that! I have your heart hanging in my bedroom on the vanity and think of you every time I see it!

  4. Wow! You have been busy! And how generous to give it all away. I make for charity but I also have my family to make for their presents. It would break my bank if I had to buy presents for all of them so I make them. I'm retired and the meds are not cheap! LOL!
    What a handy topper for a mason jar. I'm glad when people show me stuff I didn't even know existed! LOL! When you say "face-time" do you use Skype or is there something called "Face time"? Just curious.
    God is smiling at you for all your hard work for others!

  5. What a wonderful thing you are doing! Love seeing your good works!

  6. Lots of love in this post, Betsy, and one of my favorite verses at the end. Thanks for letting us see all the fine stitching. The ladies in my sewing group in CA each knit a square for me and one cross-stitched a saying on a linen square, then one kind and gifted stitcher in the group put the squares all together as a blanket for me. I have it here in my room draped over a chair. I use it and treasure it even though the squares are "uniquely" square and not color coordinated. I know it is stitched with love to bless me just as the pieces you [and Dennis :-) ] mailed out will surely lovingly bless others. Counting the days with you till you fly to Piper and family and friends :-) xx

  7. You have inspired me to be more generous and giving - I admire all the things you've made and sent to help others. You surely have earned more than one halo. :-) I'm excited for you to be able to see Piper and your daughter soon. I have no idea when I'll see my granddaughters again. It's their turn to come here.. but she has not said a word about making plans to visit. I guess I will have to start bugging her about it. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. AWESOME verse Betsy!! Thanks for sharing it:) Lovely baby things--beautiful little sweaters! I am so very, very happy for you that you'll soon be seeing Miss Piper and all! Have a safe trip and a wonderful time there!
    Blessings, Aimee

  9. You are so giving ---and that just makes me smile... There are so many needy people ---and we all should do what we can to help. You obviously do your share PLUS.....Love the little blankets ---all made with love by many!!!!! AND--the hats and sweater sets are adorable. I got stuck looking at the adorable pink/white sweater set... LOVE IT.....

    I know you are getting excited to see Miss Piper and the family.

  10. God bless you Betsy. What a giver you are! Such lovely work. I am especially loving the pink baby outfit.

  11. Such a lot of beautiful gifts for people who will really appreciate them. I love that verse though, in a way, it's something very challenging. We get to comfort other people because we have needed to be comforted ourselves. We have to have gone through some sort of trouble first to be comforted by God and then we are in a position to comfort someone else.

  12. Betsy, you have the sweetest, biggest heart! Every time I visit here, I am so inspired to go do something for someone else. The light of Jesus' love shines so sweetly through you...truly it is a Divine gift to have you share your thoughts and life here. God bless you!

  13. I love that you are so connected to your kids and grandchild, Betsy. It's really wonderful and I'm sure they feel lots of love from you every day. The blankets and baby items you've made are so pretty and they will be appreciated so much by babies in need. I hope you have a great weekend.

  14. You are so amazing Betsy, creating all of those lovely items for others. I would love to make and send a hat to Taci, but I cant find her email address on her website - would you be able to email me her address please?

    You must be sooooooooo excited about seeing your girls again soon - what a great time you will all have together!