Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Memories


ALL THE MEMORIES

Although the mistakes of the past usually can be repaired and mended…? in Erica's case not so.
Because she is Canadian it has brought life long consequences.

She does not live in a Castle anymore.  Her life if full of heartache and sorrow.  Although her outward beauty is still there she is broken and full of pain, guilt and sorrow for the choices of her past.  Struggling everyday with to fight addiction and living with regrets makes everyday living difficult and some days seem impossible.  With divorce and loosing 5 beautiful children the blessing she once had of loving and cuddling her babies is now just a memory.  

Although this story began as a fairy tale with a beautiful princess it is quite the opposite it is nothing short of a nightmare.  It is not a fairy tale... it is a true story.  It is the story of my own beautiful daughter who had the chance to have her dreams come true.  
If if happened to her it could happen to anyone.  
Addiction does not discriminate it preys on the strong and makes them weak.  If someone told me 10 years ago this would be my daughters choices I would have never believed them.   Addiction is real.  It destroys families, brings sorrow and destruction to your soul and turns our logic into a sick passion and appetite to do whatever it takes to achieve our passion.  We as mothers, fathers, friends, aunts, uncles, grandparents  cousins and families must seek to have the ability to find a way to support and have courage as we love our loved ones back.  
Peace comes in turning our hearts to God.  In the deepest and darkest days of despair I have tried to focus on my blessings and had to rely on faith.  

Our greatest joy and our hardest tasks come from 
the ones we love.   
There is no greater joy than the joy of family!
As her mother I pray for her to have peace.  To find a way to begin and start again.  To find hope and happiness 
and enjoy simple pleasures.  
Always remembering to help others along the way.  To seek to do good and give support and love along the way.  
We are all sinners and I love the saying…
Every Saint has a past…
Every Sinner has a future!


 LOTS OF LOVE

 FINDING HAPPINESS 
 My Grandkids are reading letters 
sent from their Mom while she was in 
Jail waiting for decisions from Immigration.  
 There was times that were happy and full of life!
TOMORROW WILL BE A ROUGH DAY…
KEEP POSTED

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Princess

The Story of a Princess…
Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess, who grew up in a home filled with love and goodness. She had parents who worked together to raise their family with values and religion.  She was beautiful and had a brother and sister who idolized her.  She had many friends and was happy.  As she grew, she went out in the world to find her true love and her prince charming.  She dreamed of the perfect marriage filled with blessings,  prosperity and happiness.

And, as it began, she seemed to have found all of that!  She married in a religious fashion and had the  dream of a happy life together.  They worked hard together and, after a few years, began their own family.  They built a home, and things seemed to be perfect.  As time went on, things began to change slowly.  

With counseling and help, they tried to repair some of the damage of evil forces.  Just as things seemed to be getting better, the beautiful princess was prescribed pain medication for simple pain.  The medication seemed to be harmless. After all, it was prescribed and controlled from a doctor.  And surely he knew what she needed.

As the months went on, the pain pills didn't seem to be working.   The pain would not go away, so she needed more medication. The princess began seeking solutions on her own.  Day after day things grew worse and worse.  Her marriage was falling apart, and the important things in life were not so important anymore.  The appetite and Satan's desires were all she could think about.  
She began putting herself in places where she felt good (or so she thought), wanting more and more to fill her passions and appetites.  This wicked and evil combination doesn't come without consequences, and, in this story, a dear and serious price to pay, which she must endure for the rest of her life.

Illegal and poor decisions began to be part of her life.  People and places of destruction are what she began to surround her life with. 

Living in a dark world with illegal activity meant days of sorrow and loosing freedoms.  The rest of the story is hard to comprehend and think about.  
If it happened to her it could happen to anyone.  She had a future, goals, talents and a family.  She had a life until she gave her life to Addiction.  

Monday, December 15, 2014

Erica


MY GIRL



Erica Jane Brooks
has a story which is almost impossible to imagine.

 My oldest daughter, my pride and joy!
 Fun active and full of life
 She has been given so many gifts
but her greatest gift is that of being happy!
She is always, always, always positive!
 She has had dreams and hopes for a 
happy beautiful life.
Being on top of the world!
 Finding joy in her family and her children.  
Her dreams and been shaken and her joy has been 
tested her life has been shattered.   
She has had to bear some unbelievable challenges.
And yet?  There is hope.  
Follow this week as you will hear a story which you won't forget.  A story of tragedy and yet it's triumphant in the battle.  
It is a very special story, of a very Special girl whom I love with all my heart. 
Stay tuned and keep posted.  
As I share with you my daughter
ERICA JANE BROOKS

Friday, December 12, 2014

CHOCOLATE

NEW COLLECTION

THERE IS AN ANSWER FOR 
EVERYTHING…
New fabric
NOW ARRIVED by MODA


ONLY $9.95 Per Yard

 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
 Get started with projects and ideas for the new year.
 The stripe is a fun must have 
print in the collection.

AND WHEN FABRIC ISN'T THE ANSWER

There is always…..
CHOCOLATE
Always good to help solve
life's problems or if you need
to brighten your day!
Only Problem is some days one piece 
just doesn't do the trick…
AND THE DOWN SIDE OF THAT???
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

KALE

KALE
We have heard that it's 
really good for you
But, do you really believe 
everything you read
on the internet?

KIMMY BROOKS TRYING TO 
CONVINCE THE REST OF US?

The center has a stem you should remove it..
I SAID MORE LIKE A TRUNK not a STEM??

Now Paizlee has the right idea for the season
MIXED DRINKS…
SUGAR HIGH 
 Kimmy is trying to disguise the kale with 
Chicken Salad 
no mayo no oil no sugar….
no flavor?


 DON'T WORRY I HAD TO STEP UP THE INGREDIENTS ON THE BUFFET…
IT's Not " J1"
JANUARY 1st
 I love to call it J1 that sounds cool...

Keep in mind we will be getting ready for 
weight loss 
tips in January!
After all Fabric is FAT FREE!




Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Table Runner Tutorial

TABLE RUNNER
&
Placemats
TUTORIAL

Cut 1/2 Yard backing and border fabric
Cut 1/3 Yard center strip
Pin lining up the selvage and stitch on the long side

 Notice the pieces are not the same size.  That is because the backing wraps around and becomes the border. 
Stitch each side with right sides together then turn inside out. 

 Press.   
Making sure the sides are even amounts of border.

 Now it is pressed you trim the ends
 Trim the selvages and ends to even  the front 
and the backing for the runner.

Pin the ends right sides together lining up the borders.
Stitch 1/4" Turn right side out.


 This makes the points on the ends

This is a photo of the runner opened 
bringing up the end to line up. 
 This is the back view of the ends once sewn and
 turned right side out.  Press ends.
 Front View of finished table runner.
If you desire to make placemats cut the runner in half lengthwise and sew ends down in the 
same way you would do the runner.  
For other ideas keep watching. 
 Makes the table fun and festive!

Pick your favorite
 Christmas Collection to make
the runner and matching placemats
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Table Runner

PEPPERMINT TWIST
The quick and simple table runner

Use 1/2 yard fabric which is the back and border print
1/3 yard focus print which is the center (holly print)


Stitch the two cuts together. 
For a blog tutorial join us tomorrow to see 
the sewing directions.
To make placemats cut it the runner in half.
 The Table Runner matches the placemats

 I USED THE PRINTS FROM 
PEPPERMINT TWIST
 ALL KINDS OF FUN CHRISTMAS IDEAS
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OUR WINNER OF THE STRIP QUILT WAS
GOOD KARMA

Congratulations for entering the contest!