Blessed to Be a Blessing

God Blessed me Super-Abundantly yesterday – and I just HAD to share the story with you!

 

In short, a sweet older lady who lived in the area moved to Heaven a little over a month ago. Her 5 adult children came down (from 5 other states) to clean up and list her house for sale. They were dumbfounded by the quantity and variety of things she had amassed over her lifetime. They had only 4 days to do everything that needed to be done before they returned to their Job’s and families.

Her posessions were divided amongst them, and what no one wanted was to be listed for sale – all except for 1 rooms contents. They didn’t have any use for it, and didn’t have ant idea what to do with it all. So, they boxed it all up – and asked me if I wanted it.

My reply – “Praise God – YES!!”.

They’d found out I used such things to make donations to our local Senior Centers at Christmas time, and thought maybe I could put the items to good use for our charity – which would have pleased their mother greatly!

I still have to go thru most of it – but here’s a peek at some of what they sent home with me:

 These boxes actually measure about 25 inches tall, 20 inches wide and 4 foot long!!!!

 

 Yes – that is a LARGE spool of YARN you see!!

                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Side Note:  None of the many bags/boxes of Embroidery projects, Cross-Stitch projects, Ceramics, Painting projects, Wood Crafts or Canvas projects/supplies are pictures here because I have already delivered them to their “Crafty Recipients”.    😉    It made their day!!!!)

 

Praise God!!!

That’s all I can say is Praise God!!!!

 

Some of the items (Tatted Crochet, Candlewicking, Double Hook Crochet) I’ve never attempted before, but am looking forward to learning in order to compleat the many, many projects she had started over the years! At least there are enough works-in-progress to show me the way (and many out of print instruction books too)!

Most of all – Praise God they didn’t just toss it all into the trash to be lost forever!! Thank God they asked me to put it to use instead. And so I shall – and some Seniors at our local centers will be very Blessed this Christmas because of their generosity!!

Mrs. S’s handiwork (with a few finishing touches from me) will not be wasted, lost or forgotten – but will instead be loved/used as it was intended!

And THAT makes me smile!    🙂    

Have a great day!

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2010 in review

I got this notification this morning, and I thought I’d share it with y’all.

Not impressive if  compared to older, established, celebrity type blogs…. but impressive for this still young, unpublicized blog belonging to a rambling crazy woman who has had a not very good year and has NOT made her blog her top-priority this past year.    😉   

This is what they wrote about/to me. Take a look:

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 8,800 times in 2010. That’s about 21 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 106 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 136 posts. There were 524 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 1,017mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was February 19th with 3021 views. The most popular post that day was Southern Strawberry Bread.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were wordpress.com, amyscreativeside.com, facebook.com, mail.yahoo.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for pink bunny cafe, pinkbunnycafe.com, pinkbunnycafe.wordpress.com, treasure cupcakes, and grinch christmas decorations.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Southern Strawberry Bread February 2010
56 comments

2

Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear May 2010
10 comments

3

About November 2009
7 comments

4

Recipes – Comfort Food November 2009

5

The Photo Gallery November 2009
2 comments

Wow! I have to send out a BIG “Thank You” to Amy Ellis over at Amy’s Creative Side for all the traffic she has sent my way.   🙂   

I also have to say a HUGE “Thank You” to all of YOU who have made this whole thing possible; who have walked thru this past year with me (and all of its chaos, heartbreak, ups and downs, and crazy lady ramblings), and who have remained by my side thru it all with your words of encouragement, love, support and just by “being there” when I needed someone to “talk to”…… Thank You!!!     🙂    

YOU are awesome!!!

May you all have a Very Blessed, Prosperous, Safe and Happy New Year!!

Shady