April 27, 2013

Felicity's Be a Blessing Hop ~

(What a sweet angel baby)
Welcome to Felicity's Be A Blessing Blog Hop!! Today we are celebrating a very special little girl's first birthday. She has had a difficult fight this past year and we felt what better way to celebrate her life than have a blog hop! Felicity has touched many lives even though she is not even one yet. Every day she makes therapists, doctors, and even her family smile. The purpose of this hop is to be a blessing. So the way to win our blog candy will be for you to be a blessing to someone around you. Then photograph how you have been a blessing with either a craft project or taking a meal to someone, etc. Share it with us and that gives you an extra entry besides leaving comments on all the hop stops. If you arrived from Stacey then you are in the right place. If not please go back to the beginning at Shawnee's blog and make sure you don't miss all the amazing ways my friends have chosen to bless others.

Blog candy for this hop is one paper pack and April Showers Cricut Cartridge.
There are three ways to earn blog candy
1. Leave a comment on each blog
2. Come back and post how you blessed someone else with a link. 
3. Tweet/Facebook about the blog hop

Here is the line up in case you get lost:
1. Shawnee - http://www.quiverofangels.blogspot.com/
2. Beth ~ http://motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com
3. Lisa http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com
4. Janis http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/
5. Amanda http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com
6. Ellen - http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com/
7. Rachelle http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com
8. Lori - http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
9. Julie http://www.readysetstamp.com
10. Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.com
11. Stacey - http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com
12. Michele = http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/  <---You are here

This is an update on my January 11, 2013 blog post:
While Christmas shopping, I passed Jo~Ann's twice saying to myself "so what if I have a coupon...I do not NEED 1 thing". After all, I was on a mission to finish checking off my to do list. My car had a mind of its own because I ended up stopping anyway. As I was checking out, a little lady came in with a piece of paper in hand. I heard her asking if they had someone that could cross stitch something for her. As the salesperson explained that they didn't offer that service, I was struggling mentally...should I say anything? My mother taught me to cross stitch 36 years ago so I have experience but not enough hours in the day. I took my change and receipt and as I walked past her, something made me turn around and offer my services. It was a simple saying that she later explained meant everything to her son. She wanted it to go in his office and had been searching for 5 years for someone to make it. As she told me about the saying, tears came to her eyes.....and then of course to mine. She offered to pay me for my time but I wouldn't hear of it. This was my chance to "give back" and I didn't need anything in return. I began the project in January and delivered it to her in March along with 2 cards which contained the beloved sentiment.
I didn't have a pattern to go by so it's not perfect. When my husband and I presented it to her, she cried again and said she considered me to be her friend. I didn't show her the cards, I simply left them in the bag. When I returned home, I had an email thanking me for the cards that were her "very own" to send to someone special.


Don't forget to hop and bless someone today!! Thanks so much for joining us!!

11 comments:

  1. What a nice thing to do for her! It came out fabulous and those cards were such a nice touch and beautiful!

    Stacey

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  2. Wow this is incredibly beautiful. I love how it turned out. I love that book as it was given to me when I moved from OK to WA. The card is just beautiful as well. You did a wonderful job on it. Thank you so much for joining me as part of Felicity's birthday blog hop. I appreciate you so much. Have a blessed weekend.

    Shawnee

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  3. Oh Michele you're such a doll. I remember this and its amazing to hear it again. I so happy you were able to share the cards with us this time. I just know they touched her heart. TFS AJ-

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  4. What a wonderful thing you did. I started crying just reading it. Love that its not perfect it adds to the charm and the value of the homemade gift. The cards are perfect too.
    Amanda

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  5. Wow, what a neat thing to have happen. I love that quote. Sometimes you forget to use those kinds of things when making cards. That is perfect card sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing. Thanks for being a blessing.

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  6. I remember your earlier post about this - it turned out wonderful!!! The cards were pretty cool too!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

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  7. Wow! Wow! Wow! What a powerful message. I believe your "struggling" was the Holy Spirit saying, "Yes, you should." Good for you for listening. :0) This just bring me such happiness and a huge smile on my face to read this. I believe God gives us talent and it very evident that in this case, your God given gifts were used to glorify Him. XOXO, Julie. :0)

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  8. What a true blessing you are to that woman who you helped realize her dream to present the quote to her son! I am a true believer that our paths cross with people who need to be present in our lives, and we in theirs. There is a reason for everything! Your cross-stitch is absolutely beautiful!

    Fondly,
    Ellen (CardMonkey)
    http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  9. Michele: Wow, I love that saying! Sometimes our paths cross just at the right moment & for the right reason. Maybe you have a new "forever" friend!
    You did a beautiful deed & job. The cards are even more lovelier. =)

    It was nice to participate in the hop with you & bless others!
    ~Beth & Emily
    http://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow Michele,
    That is amazing!You did a beautiful job being a blessing to this lady, we just never know how we will touch someone's life. I know that God used you that day to be a beautiful blessing to this woman.
    Hugs
    Rachelle

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