Wednesday, December 2, 2015
It is really handy to have all the birthdays and anniversaries on the calendar. With this large family it is hard for even me to keep track of everyone - and I keep the genealogy data base!! I frequently have to look up to see who belongs to who. I did put together a list for Mom of grandkids, great grandkids and great greats with parents names to help us all out!!
When I first started doing the calendar, I tried to put family pictures on each day but soon discovered with a large family, there was not room for two or three in one day.
I don't know for sure how long I have been doing these as in the beginning I did not save my cover pages but I do have them dated back to 1993 and two before that with no dates on them.
I usually make about 15 copies for the family. That allows one for each brothers (4) and sister's (6) families, two for Mom and two extras.
Sometimes I have difficulty coming up with cover pages but this year it came to me early.
Once again, our congregation made and gathered supplies for the Chimala Mission. I think this was the largest contribution thus far.
Our sewing endeavor produced 54 diaper shirts, 49 lightweight blankets and 43 book bags. Other items donated were medical products, everyday needs and lots of school supplies.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this such a success!!
Gathering and displaying all the donations to be picked up on November 24th.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Our son and daughter-in-law really did a great job remodeling the 5th wheel. They replaced the tile and the carpet but in some wood flooring in the hall and bathroom.
Also took the couch out and put in a double recliner to make watching TV more comfortable. Also put in a temporary extra air conditioner for the really hot Texas weather.
It really looks nice and will be a good place for them to live until they retire.
I neglected to get a group picture but wanted to share their pictures.
Many thanks to these ladies and those who could not attend but continue to sew for us at home.
And special thanks to our setup man. He set tables up and the electrical for sewing machines and irons.
|lightweight small blankets|
Count of finished items include:
36 Book Bags
30 diaper shirts
With these in process:
23 diaper shirts
several more book bags and blankets.
Congratulations to all on great work!!