Friend for Faith

It was a great weekend, but the high point was definitely handing over the latest Hope & Faith care packages in person.

Poppet, handmade by Gmarie

Gmarie, Hope thought Poppet was “funny” and the mom assured me that young Faith is very much like her father was at that age, so I am quite sure that if Faith doesn’t like Poppet, she’ll say so. 

Gretchen isn’t really smaller than Poppet, but nearly so.

Poppet didn’t travel east alone.  Gmarie also sent a bag and needle roll as a prize for the Blessed Big Bash, and she knew I’d need a set of my own.  The dog stitchery is mine… have you seen anything so dear in stitches?

Then, Gmarie needs to choose a pair of earrings, as Ann donated two lovely pairs.  I’ll send the other pair off to someone else too, as I owe everyone for their patience.  Prizes will ship out this week, finally!  Truly, I do apologize for the delays, but life does happen…  It is because of my wonderful friends that I can continue to roll with the punches, and the worst thing that happens is that you good people are left waiting too long for your prizes!

In honor of Sissy

So, there is the only pair of earrings I can share with you at the moment.   (G, you and anyone else who follows me on Flickr, please go look at the other pair please?) On my ancient monitor, the photo is a little larger than life, but that just gives Gaylen  you a better look.  (Should I have entitled this post “Hey Gmarie!”?)


And here is my new logo for me.  (Post-its from Gmarie.)  I am a lucky girl, with two lucky dogs and a lucky Knight too.

You see, Flickr played well for THAT long this morning.  I’d loaded two other photos last night, and they were here earlier, but won’t load now.  So, we’ll end this post here, and I’ll try again tonight, tomorrow or something.  

As for my weekend, it was nice.  I rested, I knitted, I read, I spun, I walked the girls, and we had three adventures.  Saturday night, we had a rather large family dinner for MJ’s birthday.  There were more than 20 of us there, but MJ is/was one of 13 children, so…  Then, we had breakfast with the Knight’s brother and his family yesterday morning. 

Watching Hope patter through the firehouse, handing out candy from her silver with pink beads basket was definitely the highlight though.  Many, many thanks to those of you who’ve sent gifts, cards, hats, etc. 

If you’re local, tonight is the charity bingo in Hope’s honor.  I also have a Pampered Chef fundraiser going on, but you’ll have to leave a comment if you want more information on that, as I can’t link from here, per company regulations.




17 comments on “Friend for Faith

  1. gaylen says:

    That little stuffed dog is almost bigger than wee little Gretchen. I’m glad she likes it – as you know I was worried. I’m also thrilled you got to hand off the pressies in person and that Hope was well enough to be at the firehouse. Have fun at bingo tonight – and play a card in my honor 🙂 (Dang! I should have sent along cash for bingo!)

    Off to look at Flickr. Don’t tell Mr. TN! g

  2. Blond Duck says:

    That picture of the poppet and Gretchen is precious! I love it!

  3. AlisonH says:

    Wow. Wow! (And–gotta say it–Dogs On Monday!)

  4. Sue says:

    What did Gretchen think about Poppet? Sounds like you had a nice weekend, not too much stress.

  5. Marjie says:

    G’s poppet is delightful! the picture of it with your Gretchen is funny. Don’t forget to send me your list of stocking stuffers…you know my email!

  6. Nichole says:

    LOVE that doggy stitching – too cool!
    Pretty earrings…
    New logo? 🙂
    That’s a cute pic of Gretchie!!!

  7. anniebananie says:

    Poppet is amazing!!!!! And I love the picture of Gretchen with her. It almost seems like Gretchen isn’t quite sure of Poppet. and yes, I love the doggie stitching.

    Can you send me info on the fundraiser?

  8. km says:

    I love Poppet. I hope she brings lots of Love to Hope & Faith. Have fun at BINGO tonight.

    We had a hilarious weekend. It’s so fun to watch silly movies with the kids. Laughter was good for all of us. Have you seen RV? We enjoyed it.

  9. kathy b says:

    Poppet and Gretchen! Who was the original Poppet?

  10. Anita says:

    Awww, G’s poppet is adorable! And that photo of little Gretchie with the poppet, priceless. 🙂

  11. Darcy says:

    I love poppet and gretchen picture.
    We have head colds so the weekend was a lazy one.Hugs Darcy

  12. Bubblesknits says:

    Please send me deets on the Pampered Chef fundraiser. 🙂 Love Poppet.

  13. Dianne says:

    Poppet is adorable! I think Gretchen needs one, too. 🙂

  14. I almost thought you made that knited puppy! Too cute!!

    Glad things are going well (and busy) in your world 🙂

  15. Sandy says:

    Adorable puppies! Gaylen did a terrific job. Glad to hear your weekend was more low stress. You may have been busy, but you got time to knit and spin! So you had “recharging” time. How great is that!

  16. Kathy says:

    Cute poppet (and Miss Gretchen, the earrings are very pretty:)

  17. Miss Me says:

    Poppet is adorable! He makes me think of a crocheted poodle that I received as a child from a Great-Aunt. I still have him even though he is missing an ear…

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