Saturday, April 23, 2011
I am excited to participate in a blog hop in support of the Provo Craft Boycott. You can read more about the blog hop at Squash the Bug.
The idea of this blog hop is to showcase the various cutters and software available as well the various designers of svg files that can be used with these machines.
I want to invite all of you to check it out! Looking at names of some of the crafters who have signed up, I know that there are going to be some amazing projects!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
So, what have I been working on during my absence - the gift album that I have to have done by next Thursday night! I've gotten quite a few pages done and have most of the others planned in my head. I'm hoping to to crank out a couple yet tonight and some more before I go to work tomorrow. I'm compiling all of the files that I'm using and will probably end up putting together a .zip file of all of the cuts to share here - look for that closer to Easter (once I get back from the wedding and have a chance to put it together).
I've also been reading any and all news related to the PC lawsuits against MTC/SCAL and staying abreast of what is going on with the Boycott Provo Craft facebook group. No surprise, I've never received a response to my letter that I sent to the owner of MME.
Before, I go, I'd like to tell all of my readers about my youngest daughter and her latest adventure - running a charity 10K marathon. It's a fundraising event and if any of you could see your way to donating a couple of dollars towards helping her meet her goal, she would be most appreciative! Here's her story, copied from her fundraising page:
Running for a Good Cause
I am participating in the 8th Annual A Kid Again 10k Run at Kings Island on Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 a.m. Any size donation is appreciated, every dollar adds up! Continue reading to learn more about why I am participating in this event.
My story starts out about 6 months ago, I decided that I needed to make a change for myself or I wasn't going to be able to be the mother to my children that I wanted to be. You see, I have been blessed with two healthy and wonderful children. I was so overweight that I was unable to enjoy doing things with my kids. I decided then I was going to push myself to become more healthy. Fast forward to today, I am down almost 90 pounds from my highest weight. I am very close to my first "big goal" and have decided that I want to try to lose another 30 pounds when I get to that goal. If I can succeed I will have lost a total of 130 pounds!
I started out swimming and watching my diet. After a few months, I was looking for a way to accelerate my weight loss but didn't see running as an option since I had never run in my life. After talking to a friend who runs marathons, I decided I had nothing to lose by trying it. I started running at the end of December 2010. Since then I have completed three 5k races - February , March, and most recently April 2. Each time I have improved my time - I may never be the fastest, but I am running the full race and finishing with a halfway competitive time. So, I felt like completing a 10k was the next logical step. A family member sent me a link to this 10k and right away, I knew I wanted to be a part of it! I can't imagine how difficult it must be to have a child who is sick with a life-threatening illness. Sometimes its easy to forget how blessed you are. To me, completing this race and raising money for sick children is a way to give back and remind myself to never take a thing for granted!
I have accepted the challenge of raising money for children with life threatening illnesses and their families. I am determined to achieve my goal and provide these brave children a sense of normalcy and enrichment through adventures. I NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider sponsoring me (I appreciate every dollar donated!) and positively impacting the lives of over 560 local children.