Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I am loving this swap already!

I am so excited for this swap. I just got done reading my swap sisters blog and instantly felt a love for her.
I am so excited to create a fun apron package for her.
I am also excited for this Christmas season.
This time of year is normally hard for me because My youngest sons birthday and death date are both in December.
It's will be 5 years this year since I last held him in my arms.
I have always chosen to celebrate his life rather than morn it but some times my spirit just aches to hold him again.
His life was a miracle and many people served us so loving during his life and death.
With out there love and there service I would have been a wreck.
It was a Christmas of miracles for my children too they were shown so much love and kindness from strangers.
I will never for get there kindness.

The reason why I am choosing to share this little bit of info about me is not for pity or to make anyone sad.
I just want each of you Christian or not to take the opportunity this season to really celebrate the season  giving from your heart.
Find opportunity's to serve others where you normally wouldn't get involved in your local communities programs , like toys for tots, work at the food pantry find a family in need and make Christmas happen for them.
Choose an angel from the angel tree.
Visit a nursing home and sing Christmas carols.
If you have children take them along with you and teach them the joy of serving others.

Ok back to the swap Here is my fabric.
I cant wait to make this apron.

I hope my swappy Sister loves it!


  1. Isn't it neat when two sewers connect! I love that fabric, nice choice!

  2. So sorry about your little boy, I'm happy you are able to carry on with your wonderful memories of the good times with him. I do love to give at Christmas and teach my girls about giving too. There is nothing nicer than giving to those who have nothing. Imagine how happy it must make them.

    Now onto that swap photo, she's one lucky lady!! Love those fabrics so much. I can see her on Christmas day looking like a treat herself.

  3. Fantastically gorgeous fabric!!!

    Your willingness to share your story will be a blessing to many - you've blessed our family to begin with.
    Lots of Christmas hugs

  4. I've recently been reading stories of sadness and loss and it makes me even more grateful for the people I have in my life. Thank you for sharing your story. You're very brave.

    Also you must be a Joann fabrics person cause I looked through and picked up one of those fabrics myself!

  5. Jen, I too lost one and it will be 5 years in March. You have such a great perspective! Thanks for sharing your attitude and love with others.

  6. Thank you for sharing that. When I first saw your blog (a few swaps ago) I read your story. you are amazing, and the spirit of service is what we all need to remember.
    p.s. that fabric is lovely

  7. Aunt Kat loves you!

    Can't wait to see what pattern you choose.

    I love the holly. It grows up and down our boulevard but it never produces the red berries. I always chuckle when I see the county workers trying to weed around it.

    Thank you for sharing.



  8. Jen thank you for sharing your story and I also mourn your son and also the other not fair nor kind at times, isn't it wonderful we can share in some of the joys of the season with others..I love the fabric, looks like Amy Butler, I could be wrong lol..I love these swaps..and getting to know each other little by little! Barb

  9. Jen, How touching your post was. We all get caught up in the rush of our day to day lives and forget the less fortunate or just remembering our loved ones around us. Every two weeks I pick a child from the Make A Child Smile website and send them alittle note and sometimes a little treat. I read their stories and it reminds me how fortunate I am to have two healthy and happy children who have grown in to very successful adults. You are truly an angel on earth to guide us all when we stray off the path of goodness and kindness. Thank you for that.
    As for your partner .. if you forget her address, ck my blog and send that apron on to me! OMG .. pink Christmas fabric? How cool is that! I am a pink girl all the way! She will be one lucky lady!
    God has blessed you Jen, and will continue. May you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

  10. Joining the voices to say Thank you Jen, for sharing your story. I can't imagine that kind of loss and the strength and faith it takes to get through it.
    'Tis the season for sharing. My group of crafter friends and will be "adopting" a family for the holidays. So looking forward to it!
    You're fabric choices are awesome! Love them~

  11. Love the fabrics that you chose. :)

    I'm sorry for your loss. I too lost a little boy (it'll be six years in May), and it's amazing to me the people who came out of the woodwork to lift us up while we struggled. I hope that this holiday season is a magical one for you.

  12. I know you are an inspiration to your family and to all that know you. Stay strong and know your little angel is watching from above.

    I love your fabric! Wondering who the lucky recipient will be!!!

  13. Thank you for all your sweet coments..


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