Tuesday, April 8, 2014

House 1 and 2

Last fall, I started working on Country Cottage Needlworks block of the month project from 2013. There are 12 little projects that can be completed as either individual projects or as one piece. I am slowly working my way through them. I will put the buttons on at the end so they don't get caught in my q snap frames.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Today's Dinner
Once a month, I have the privilege of working with a wonderful group of ladies to prepare lunch at the Soup Kitchen in our area. We try to provide a nutritious meal with dessert and although we missed Valentine's Day, there was a "Treat Bag" with some candy! We feel  that we are very fortunate to be able to do this, but it is a very sad commentary that there is a need to do this on my "Island".

We had an interesting talk when we were leaving today. One lady said that "today this was our church" and after some thought I realized that she was right. During a church service some years ago, I remember a minister saying "You might be the only Bible that someone ever knows". 

We hope that our guests enjoyed having dinner with us. We sure enjoyed meeting them. Have a great week everyone and don't forget to be kind!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Every Christmas in my one roomed schoolhouse, we would draw a name of a fellow classmate for a gift exchange. It was usually some small game or trinket. I dreaded this  because I usually received a bingo game. Those cardboard cards and circles drove me crazy. Maybe I am still traumatized from these early childhood experiences and cannot make an unbiased comment on the dreaded Bingo game.
Regardless of your political stripe, sometimes a government does something that defies logic . Here on my Island, it was reported that our government will spent $140,000 "to revitalize the game of bingo". In fact spending has begun with - you guessed it - $22,000 for a consultant's report. Admittedly, the bingo's are run as charitable fundraisers and operated by non-profit groups. The proceeds are used to support many worthwhile causes in our communities.
I can't believe that the government of the day has such great financial resources and time to spend on an "non-issue". The only recourse that we have is to play Bingo on the next election day.