Friday, March 7, 2008

New to Blogging

Hi everyone,

All my on-line friends have blogs and I read them often. So I thought I would give it a try. I am not much of a writer so not sure how well this will turn out but I'm going to give it a try.

I am going to post my craft items that I do through out the year hear and tell you a little bit about each one. I love making items for charity and have done it for several years now. I will even post a few other topics on here as my kids come home from college and goes off to college. My son is 19 and in College in TN. My daughter is a senior this year and will be starting college in Aug. So that will give the house back to hubby and me most of the time.

I love reading when I can find the time. I do most of this on the nights I have to close at the pharmacy and if I have a few minutes left on my 30 minute lunch time. We also love riding our motorcycles when the weather is good. DH has an 1800 Goldwing and I have a 800 Vulcan. We try not to ride in the rain or very cold. But we love getting out and letting the wind blow through our hair on those good days. My cousin and her hubby have their own bikes and we get together often to take off just the 4 of us. Wayne has a 1200 Goldwing and Martha rides a 1100 something. I can't think of what it is right now. LOL We have a great time together and enjoy each others company. We are taking a trip in June to Helen, GA and ride our bikes the whole week. We will be touring NC, SC and GA along the way. We are all looking forward to that trip.

To let you know a little bit about my charity work. I have stitched squares for many quilts for kids under the age of 18. These I have sent to Love Quilts USA and Quilts 4 Kids in Aust. They are great groups to help with cross stitch squares for their quilts and they give them to children that have life long illness or life threaten illness. If you would like more info or a link just let me know. I would be happy to share them with you.

I have also done several for older people that live in homes or have illness that are life threaten.

I help moderate a group on yahoo called WOCS. It is World of Charity Stitchers. It is a smaller group that started up Jan 14, 2007. We have done lots in the group since we started. We send items to the elderly in homes in the UK and Scotland right now. We also send items to hospitals in AR, NV, and CA here in the states. We have alot of talented members and we do lots of different crafts from our group.

We crochet or knit blankets for the elderly in homes. We cross stitch squares for quilts for the kids and the elderly. We crochet or knit blankets for the kids, babies and preemies overseas and in the US. We make bookmarks, cards and other items for the kids also. I have done some of all to help the group. I am one of the main quilters for this group.

Through the yahoo groups I have joined a couple of quilting groups that help kids all over the world also. I haven't been able to send much but hopefully that will change this year. They are WAS (Wrap A Smile) and WTIL (Wrap them in Love).

I am taking my test to get cert. in pharmacy tech next week and with school for that and working full time it doesn't give me lots of time to do my crafts. But I do what I can when there is time available.

I hope you enjoy my blog if you decide to read it.
Have a blessed day,
Donna

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Congrats on your new blog!!! You've done a terrific job in setting it all up and enjoyed reading your first post.
Barb in TX