Monday, July 13, 2009

Three things you probably don't know about me

Well first of all, you probably don't know that I have never grown my hair past my shoulder blades. Not so important, but true.
Secondly, that I crochet doilies: those lovely quaint, old-fashioned arm chair covers, table spreads, framable cotton thread delicacies... and I've even crocheted dozens of doily -patterned Christmas ornament- sized angels and snow flakes. They are not so difficult once my fingers adjust to the fine texture of the thread and the tiny size of the hook. I am more accustomed to larger hooks with which I have made many many afghans over many years for many loved ones! A wonderful Puerto Rican lady named Marie Wilson taught me to crochet when I was a very young Army bride of 18 and we were all stationed in Vicenza, Italy. She spoke slightly broken English and was not sure she could teach a left-handed person, but she did, and I think fondly of her every time I start a new crochet project.
Thirdly, in addition to the 7 biological children, 7 adopted children and 3 waiting Liberian children God blessed us with, we have 7 babies already in Heaven. One of those is Hannah's twin, whom God called Home and left for us the unexpected surprize that Hannah was still with us!***

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31 comments:

janetfaye said...

I used to crochet doilies when my children were young. I found it to be very relaxing.

Emily said...

Oh my... that a lot of kiddos! :)

Mom to the 3rd degree said...

You have a lot of kids. That's amazing, it takes a special person to open their home to children in need. If only America had thousands more women like you!

Kari said...

Thanks for sponsoring the Blog Hop this week!!! I enjoyed the hair info. I'm always fascinated with how people have done their hair throughout their lives! How wonderful to be a blessing to all those kids!

Moms On The Go said...

Wow that is a big family:)

Happy Hopping!

the brown couch said...

My grandmother taught me to crochet. My current project is a new blanket for my hubby.

Poppin' over from Brown Couch Events
browncouchevents.blogspot.com

and Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com

Deborah

P.S.
You are invited to my Stella & Dot Jewelry Party happening all week at Comfort Joy Designs! Hope to see you there!

Ave said...

It's a really big family you have =)
I like to be a part of a big family.

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

I love you precious friend - and learning new facts about you is always fun!

Hugs and blessings today!

Enjoy hopping around! I'm staying put today - lots going on at home!

Jill

Rachel said...

What an amazing blessing you are to all of your wonderful children!

Kristine St Clair said...

Thanks for sponsoring the blog hop this week.

Wow, so many children. Those with the biggest families, have to have the biggest hearts to share their love equally among eachother.

TheAngelForever said...

You have a gorgeous family. I knit cotton washcloths constantly. I find it relaxing and easy to do without thinking.

Kristen said...

Thank you for being a sponsor for this week's blog hop!

Shelly said...

What a beautiful family! Thanks for sponsoring the blog hop & happy hopping!

Courtney said...

Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful family!

Get Real Girl said...

What an amazing blog. What a blessing you have been to so many. Thank you for sharing. Stopping by from the blog hop!

Erin said...

I always wanted to learn to crochet, and I never could, my brain can't compute it or something. I learned to knit...but crochet? NEVER.....maybe I can come and take a lesson or two? =)

Dirtdart's Wife said...

I have been crocheting for just about 7 years now. I have never gotten brave enough to try w/ those teeny tiny hooks and thin thread... maybe one of these days. Crocheting is so relaxing for me. My honey has found me propped in bed or on the sofa asleep still trying to crochet one too many times I'm sure. LOL. I love stopping by your blog!

Blessings

confused homemaker said...

You have a beautiful family! How wonderful that you have all been brought together.

Thank you for sponsoring the hop this week too:)

Rebekah - A Wife and Mom said...

What a great website! Thanks for being a sponsor today! It was fun to learn about your hair length and doiley making ... I was saddened to read that 7 babies are in heaven ... that is oh so hard ... but how amazing you guys are to have so many blessed children! Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Hopping Tuesday!

Rebekah in MN!

Whimsical Creations said...

My mother crochets alot! She loves to make mini stuffed animals for my kids.

You have your hands full with lots of children.

hopping by from buffalo...
=D melanie

Melissa said...

I crocheted when I was a girl, but don't remember at all how to do it!

Doin' the Blog Hop ...

Caravan Trading Group said...

I was lucky enough to have two grandmothers and two great-grandmothers alive when I was young, so between them, I learned how to knit, crochet, and embroider at a very young age. Nice to meet you! I'm visiting from this week's Blog Hop. :) On August 1, I'll be hosting a new meme called Small World Saturday. I hope that you'll join the fun!

Firefly Photo Jewelry said...

You are amazing!! I have two girls and there are days when I don't have enough hands to do everything. God bless you for your huge heart!

{ Blog hoppin' }

Josie said...

How fun to get to know you! I am your newest follower- come by and check out my blog! http://raisingbabycheap.blogspot.com

ChristiS said...

Sounds like you have an amazing family! Thank you for sponsoring the Blog Hop this week!

Carleen said...

Hi! I'm at the Hop today and stopped by to get to know you better. I hope that you'll find the time to visit me, too!

Sheila said...

Hoppin in to say hi :).

Jinxy said...

My goodness that's a lot of children. Your heart must be over flowing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Come back anytime.

Sara said...

What a beautiful family!!! Thanks fro sharing them with us!

Frantic Holly said...

Just hopping by to say Hi and visit your list!

vhingF said...

hi...hello..nice to meet you!
Did my eyes saw it clearly!!? whatta big family!? lol.I'm sure it's a happy happy family.

thanks for sponsoring the BLOG HOP.
have a nice day.