Friday, May 4, 2012

I am so blessed.

"A blessed thing it is for any man or woman
to have a friend, one human soul who
we can trust utterly, who knows the best
and worst of us, who loves us in
spite of all our faults."
Charles Kingsley

I think blogges and crafters are just such friends that accept us as we are. In blogs you can tell your thoughts and share a little bit of lives to others. I do so enjoy reading blogs and learning all about you. OK sometimes I get a abit behind but I am still here. Still trying to adjust to my new life God has chosen for us.

Tricia from The Stampers Stitching is one of the those kind bloggers. She also goes by the name Mrs. Graceworks. I was extremely fortunate to have recieved a wonderful package from her in the Christmas exchange. If you do not follow her blog she not only does cross stitch but she makes the most beautiful handmade cards. What a surprise it was when a package arrived from her. It included several of her lovely cards for me. She also included the cutest little journal she made for my niece Anna. How special we both felt. Tricia said when she was a teacher each student had a journal they could leave her with questions they didn't want to ask out loud and she would answer back, sometimes asking a questins her self. Anna and I look forward to answering each other questions.

How do you spend your mornings? Mine use to be getting up early and getting some housework done and then enjoying myself stitching. I still get some stitching done just not as much as I would like. I have been stitching the apron in a piece that seems like it is taking me forever to get done.  I am also in the process of emptying out my craft room to make room for Anna's things.

I have not told you much about Anna's past but lets just say it is not a life a child should have lived. Her parents taught her no responsibilities are asked nothing much of her. She is use to doing what she wants when she wants. She has been very good about learning the boundries or our home. She told me the other day I know you are strict but now I understand and it's ok. She came from a home where they never ate together and all her meals were in her less than clean room. She loves eating at the table with all of us and her table manners have improved tremendously. Her grade have even gone up. Because she came from no rules she did what she wanted she many times was just bored and colored on just about anything. Usually with markers. So this now gets to how I spent my morning. Instead of stitching I spent the morning trying to get marker streaks out of a American Girl doll's hair. She does love her dolls and we are now learning the proper way to take care of them. I scrubed the dolls skin with Comet (OK don't recommend this beauty treatment to all of you) washed her hair and conditioned it. Got most of the marker out. For you info yellow and green come out a lot easier then pink marker. I did have to dip a Q-tip in bleach and get most of that out. After a comb out and a small trim this is my mornings success.

Once her hair dries I suppose I should get her dressed again. It is kind of fun playing with dolls again after so many years of them packed away. My favorite growing up was Barbies, what was yours?

We had our first court date and everything went wonderful. We just have to be bonded. They don't want us running off with all her money. What money I ask? We have not gone through probate so who knows what money will be left. Oh well that's our court system. The judege did say this is a real quardianship case where both parents have passed. He said mostly he sees kids being taken away from parents.

Thank you again for all your support. I am still out here and trying my best to keep up with blogs.

Always keep love in your stitches,