Friday, July 23, 2010

We Interupt The Vacation For Some Late-Breaking News

I just wanted to break into my vacation from the blog to share some ultra cool news with you. Last fall we were featured as the project for Craft Hope, we were totally overwhelmed by support and QUILTS for the homeless students of the Grand Rapids Public Schools. When Jade Sims (who runs Craft Hope) mentioned that we would also be included in her book that was coming out in August of 2010 we were excited but more focused on the task at hand. August of 2010 seemed awfully far away. Well, today I marched into my local Barnes and Noble bookstore and snatched up all 3 copies of the book!! Actually, as I approached the 'Craft' shelf and spotted the book I said aloud "YES!" and then I squealed and then I said "I will take all three copies, thank you very much" and then I hugged them and spun around in the aisle and THEN I noticed the man sitting in the chair 5 feet from me. He had witnessed my entire show and he had a little smirk on his face. Didn't bother me one bit--Margaret's Hope Chest is featured in a book that will hopefully make it's home in thousands of crafters around the world--amazing. Check it out--it is a beautiful book FULL of projects that benefit organizations much like Margaret's Hope Chest.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Dear Readers,
I am away from my home computer which houses my pictures and everything else blog related and so you can take a break from coming here to read :) because there will not be any new contact until late August. Until then, my family and I will be swimming and playing, catching up with friends and family, and enjoying our beautiful home state of MICHIGAN!