(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 candy1. 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.