Thursday, February 26, 2009


Five years ago today the chimes rang out at Del Web Hospital annoucing the Birth of Dear Hailee. She is an amazing little girl who brings sunshine and happiness to her Grandma and Papa. We are happy to celebrate this special day with her.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Craft It Forward.

My niece Melissa ( had this on her blog and I decided that this would be a fun activity to join.

Craft it forward
The first three people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It'll be done this year.
4- You have no clue what it's going to be.
5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
The catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 3 people who do the same on your blog. The first 3 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it! And if you could include your address with your post, that would be most helpful!

Now lets see if there are any takers!

Birthday Calculator

Probably way more information than you wanted to know. So in celebration of my Birth:

22 February 1956
Your date of conception was on or about 1 June 1955 which was a Wednesday.
You were born on a Wednesdayunder the astrological sign Pisces.
Your Life path number is 9.
Your fortune cookie reads: Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support. Shakespeare Life Path Compatibility:You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 6 & 9.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 1 & 5.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 7 & 11.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 4, 8 & 22.
The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2435525.5.
The golden number for 1956 is 19.
The epact number for 1956 is 17.The year 1956 was a leap year.
Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/12/1956 and ending 1/30/1957.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Monkey.
Your Native American Zodiac sign is Wolf;
your plant is Plantain.
You were born in the Egyptian month of Pachons, the first month of the season of Shomu (Harvest).
Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 10 AdarI 5716.Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 11 AdarI 5716.
The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is12 baktun 17 katun 2 tun 6 uinal 1 kin
The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Wednsday, 10 Rajab 1375 (1375-7-10).
The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 1 April 1956.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 6 May 1956.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 15 February 1956.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 20 May 1956.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 27 May 1956.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Thursday, 6 September 1956.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Tuesday, 27 March 1956.The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 14 February 1956.
As of 2/22/2009 4:37:22 AM ESTYou are 53 years old.
You are 636 months old.You are 2,766 weeks old.
You are 19,359 days old.You are 464,620 hours old.You are 27,877,237 minutes old.
You are 1,672,634,242 seconds old.Celebrities who share your birthday:
Miko Hughes (1986)
Jen Frost (1978)
Drew Barrymore (1975)
Michael Chang (1972)
Lea Salonga (1971)
Brad Nowell (1968)
Jeri Ryan (1968)
Vijay Singh (1963)
Steve 'Crocodile Hunter' Irwin (1962)
Julius 'Dr. J' Erving (1950)
Dan Millman (1946)
Edward M. Kennedy (1932)
Robert Wadlow (1918)
John Mills (1908)
Sheldon Leonard (1907)
Robert Young (1907)
Luis Bu¤uel (1900)
Lady Baden-Powell (1889)
Lord Baden-Powell (1857)
Frederic Chopin (1810)
George Washington (1732)
Top songs of 1956
Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog by Elvis Presley
Singing the Blues by Guy Mitchell
The Wayward Wind by Gogi Grant
Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley
Rock and Roll Waltz by Kay Starr
The Poor People of Paris by Les Baxter
Memories Are Made of This by Dean Martin
Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley
My Prayer by Platters
Lisbon Antigua by Nelson Riddle
Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 7.57690802348337 years old. (You old hound dog, you!)
Your lucky day is Thursday.
Your lucky number is 3 & 7.Your ruling planet(s) is Jupiter & Neptune.
Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.Your opposition sign is Virgo.
Your opposition number(s) is 5.
Today is not one of your lucky days!
There are 365 days till your next birthdayon which your cake will have 54 candles.
Those 54 candles produce 54 BTUs,or 13,608 calories of heat (that's only 13.6080 food Calories!) .
You can boil 6.17 US ounces of water with that many candles.
In 1956 there were approximately 4.0 million births in the US.
In 1956 the US population was approximately 150,697,361 people, 50.7 persons per square mile.
In 1956 in the US there were approximately 1,667,231 marriages (11.1%) and 385,144 divorces (2.6%)In 1956 in the US there were approximately 1,452,000 deaths (9.6 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.
In 1956 the population of Australia was approximately 9,530,871.
In 1956 there were approximately 212,133 births in Australia.
In 1956 in Australia there were approximately 71,780 marriages and 6,435 divorces.In 1956 in Australia there were approximately 86,088 deaths.
Your birthstone is Amethyst
The Mystical properties of Amethyst
Amethyst is used to increase spiritually
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Bloodstone, Onyx, Moonstone
Your birth tree is Pine Tree, the Particularity
Loves agreeable company, very robust, knows how to make life comfortable, very active, natural, good companion, but seldom friendly, falls easily in love but its passion burns out quickly, gives up easily, many disappointments till it finds its ideal, trustworthy, practical.
There are 306 days till Christmas 2009!
There are 319 days till Orthodox Christmas!
The moon's phase on the day you wereborn was waxing gibbous.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Lessons Learned As A Boy - Gordon B. Hinckley

More 2009 Finishes

It seems that there has been several babies born these last few weeks. I needed to get busy and make my burp clothes that are in great demand. Now to box them up and have them ready to take to the Post Office.

My Project Linus Blanket

This is the Flying Triangle Blanket I did for Project Linus. It was a free pattern from the internet. I really liked making this but will decrease my needle size and adjust the boarders to 8 stitches instead of 10.


My SIL sent this to me and I thought it was great. With my goal to stay more possitive and optimistic I thought I would share the 15 Maybe's.

15 MAYBE 's
1. Maybe . . . We were supposed to meet the wrong peoplebefore meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift .
2. Maybe . . . When the door of happiness closes,another opens; but, often times, we look so long at the closed door that we don't even see the new one which has been opened for us.
3. Maybe . . . It is true that we don't know what we have until we lose it, but it is also true that we don't know what we have been missing until it arrives.
4. Maybe . . . The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
5. Maybe . . . The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; after all, you can't go on successfully in life until you let go of your past mistakes, failures and heartaches.
6. Maybe . . . You should dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you dream of and want to do.
7. Maybe . . . There are moments in life when you miss someone -- a parent, a spouse, a friend, a child -- so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real. So once they are around you, appreciate them more.
8. Maybe . . . The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.
9. Maybe . . . You should always try to put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that something could hurt you, it probably will hurt the other person, too.
10. Maybe . . . You should do something nice for someone every single day, even if it is simply to leave them alone. Profound!
11. Maybe . . Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they will love you back. Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart; but if it doesn't, be content that it grew in yours.
12. Maybe . . . Happiness waits for all those who cry, allthose who hurt, all those who have searched, and all thosewho have tried, for only they can appreciate the importanceof all the people who have touched their lives .
13. Maybe . . . You shouldn't go for looks; they can deceive; don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile, because it takes only asmile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile .
14. Maybe . . . You should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enoughsorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy.
15. Maybe . . . You should try to live your life to the fullest because when you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling but when you die, you can bethe one who is smiling and everyone around you crying.