Saturday, March 3, 2007

100 + FAMILIES.....

Whoo Hoo! Yes folks, I have officially made it to over 100 families. I am so excited. Totals after this post will be:

107 Families
141 Squares of fabric
140 Wishes

This post will also complete the swap I have done with the Ladybug and Red Thread Believers Group.

Final Squish from the "Ladybug and Red Thread Believers Group"....
Donna Clark and Family from Jacksonville, Florida. What girl doesn't love purses????

From the OHGW Quilt Group.....

The Jacob Family from Anoka, Minnesota. I've swapped with Cindy in the Blessings swap and the Asian swap. Thanks Cindy!

From the August Lucky Eights Yahoo Group...

Adorable animal print from The McLaughlin and Straub Family in Fort Solanga, New York

From the Asian Swappers.....

The Fridrich's from Boulder Creek. California;
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined"

The Goodridge Family from Houston, Texas

The Gresbach family from Brookfield, Wisconsin

The Jacobs from Anoka, Minnesota~ I love purple...

The LeBlancs from British Columbia, Canada

The Pontillo-Whitt Family from Geneseo, New York

Another wish from Australia. Lynne always adds a little something extra to her wishes. This time she made this beautiful origami star with the fabric swatch attached to it. Thanks Lynne!

From Bonn Germany and the White Family!

And last, but certainly not least...the White family all the way from Bonn Germany!

After today, I am only waiting on 13 wishes to finish out the four swaps that I am in. This has been so much fun that I decided to join a new swap with the new people that have joined the August Yahoo Group! we go again!



Saturday, February 17, 2007

Gung Hay Fat Choy!!!!!!

Happy New Year!!! Tomorrow, February 18th, starts the beginning of the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. The Chinese New Year is based on the Lunar Calendar. The celebration lasts for two weeks with events every day....tonight is New Years Eve and all families gather together for a Celebration Dinner!

I have seven wishes to post today. Totals after today are:

97 Families, 129 Fabric Squares and 128 Wishes.


The Gorlewski Family in Batavia, Illinois. Lisa is a member of the Ladybugs Group.

Wishes from the August Lucky Eights.....August Yahoo Group....
Beach Wishes from the Blackburns from Canton, Michigan

A wish from Chris and Jo Brabham in Avon, Conneticut

A wish from the George's....the September Yahoo Group....
From The Peterson Family in Massillon, Ohio. I love the flower on the wish, it's beautiful!

More Asian Fabric Swappers.....

Another wish from the LaValla Family in Belle Chasse, Louisiana (YUM!))

From the Nagowski Family in Lancaster, New York

I still have several squares to collect to complete the swaps. I'm sure they will come in more slowly now. Each day I run to the mail box anxious to see what treasures I will open.



Tuesday, February 13, 2007

One wish today...

Today there was one lonely wish from the Shield family in Everett, Washington. They are a part of the September Yahoo Group.

Today's totals after recounting all of them: 122 squares, 121 wishes from 93 families, a little different than the previous count ;-)

Monday, February 12, 2007

Today, I received five wishes from four families. That brings the total to 120 squares, 119 wishes from 92 families. I don't believe that I will get anything tomorrow since we are expecting some weather....mostly freezing rain...YULK! Enjoy....
Asian fabric from the Smith's in Oregon. We've swapped in another swap too.

An Asian fabric and beautiful Panda Bear wish from the McMillians in Elk Grove, California

The Noonan family from Crofton, Maryland sent two wishes since they are collecting for two quilts. These wishes are from the "OHGW" Swap that I am in.

Another wish from the Noonans'....

This wish is from the Harter family in Fishers, Indiana. They are in the September Yahoo Group. The wings on the ladybug move in and out so you can see the fabric. This is so very creative. I just love it!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Inching closer to 100 families....

I have received five more wishes from four families, two of which are "new families". This brings the magic number of "Families" to 89....almost there. I still need to collect wishes from three swaps and I have one swap to mail out. I bought the vellum today for the wish. I should be able to finish it tonight. After this posting, I will have 115 fabric squares with 114 wishes! Enjoy.....

Asian wishes from.....Jeff & Kimberly Shelton in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Another Asian Wish from Don and Kathy Powers in Macomb Illinois....

A wish from the Spamers in the August Yahoo Group. The Spamers are from Dallas.

Two wishes from Shane and Malia Parnell. They are in the August and September Yahoo Groups. Love these bold fabrics.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Multiples wishes from Multiple Swaps

I have four more fabric squares and wishes to share with everyone.... They are just as beautiful as all the others.

Retro Dots from Jocelyn Firth in Canada and the September 2006 DTC Group. Jocelyn has a "Lifebook" blog, She has "Lifebooks in a Box" club for those of us that want to start our children's lifebooks before we get them home. I can't wait to see the first set of pages that she is currently working on. Thanks Joceyln

More from the Ladybugs....Jami Butler in Thomasville, Georgia

Beautiful Dots from Michael and Margaret George in Folden Mississippi

From the Asian Swap - The Lozorarts Family in Falmouth, Maine
This brings the total to: 110 Fabric squares, 109 Wishes from 87 different families.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Swappin' with the Ladybugs....

A little bit about this swap....this is sort of an individual swap with a Yahoo group that I belong to that is strictly Christians. We are called "The Ladybug and Red Thread Believers". This group came about because the larger Yahoo Groups that generally has memberships from all over the world did not want any type of reference to talk about religion, prayer requests, beliefs etc. In my opinion, as long as a message indicates that the body of the message mentions "God", people should be o.k. with that. But that's not the case with some groups. So this group is a supportive bunch of families with the same beliefs and values that lift each other up and support each other through the adoption process. I belonged to a similar group while waiting for Elise~but it was infact the BIG yahoo group with over 200 members from all over. That group is still in tact two years later (although the active members are around 25) and the common thread that we all share is our religion...hmmmmm. Anyway....I am rambling, but that's the beauty of this being MY blog...I can do that. Enjoy...
Too cool fabric from one of the Ladybug Leaders, Jessica Smith and Family in Lanesville, Indiana
Ruth and Troy Clark from Gresham, Oregon

The Phillipsons from Helenville, Wisconsin
Final count: (106) Squares, (105) Wishes from (84) families! WOOHOO!!!
So, I'm caught a manner of speaking. I still have three swaps to complete. I have cut the material and now I need to do the wishes. The wishes are the hard part for me....I can't seem to do something simple. The scrapbooker in me comes out and bears her evil head. Can you hear the evil laugh......
Off to bed, busy day tomorrow! God Bless!