Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This and That

I have a variety of things to talk about today....

First, notice this week's memory verse at the top. Yippee! This one I memorized long ago & have used it MANY times!!

I have decided to extend our fundraiser one week!! You have until Friday, Feb. 6 to enter!! And speaking of The Morning Star Project....Make sure you check out their ministry blog!! AND also go to Lynsay's blog to see a great video of life in Ch*na during the New Year celebrations!!

As you may recall, my fingerprint situation was likely going to set us back about 3 weeks because of my prints not being good. Well apparently the gals at the KBI are super women & some how, some way got my clearance checks back to our agency by last Friday!!! I got an email while in Colorado & couldn't believe or even figure out how they did it so fast! YIPPEE JESUS!!
So now our homestudy is DONE, APPROVED, and will be on its way to immigration this week!! I talked to our Senator's office yesterday and they said YES they will help us get through more quickly!!!! PLEASE PRAY!!!

Ok, Linn if you are reading this please stop here!! Don't read any further because I am working on a surprise for you!! If you have had enough surprises for a while then I guess go ahead and read but just know that you have to at least ACT surprised when our project is complete.

Ok everyone...we are making Linn a 100 wishes quilt!! As you may recall, one of the many, many things Linn lost in the fire was her favorite quilt and though we couldn't possibly duplicate it, we want to make another one that will hopefully become a NEW favorite of hers. Here is how it will work:

Send in a 12"x12" square piece of 100% cotton fabric that is a shade of either sage green, muted purple or lavender or soft or muted pink. Let's stay away from bright versions of these colors so our quilt is in soft, soothing colors.

Also, send a little square of the same fabric attached to a nice piece of paper or card with a little note on it telling who you are and something nice to or about Linn & her family. These will be compiled into a scrapbook so she can see who sent each square of her quilt.

Please have your squares in by FEBRUARY 10!!! That's two weeks!

My VERY GENEROUS blogger friend Chris has eagerly volunteered her talented quilting skills to put this quilt together for us!!! To find out where to send your fabric squares and any other questions please email her at raychris@dejazzd.com .

Please make sure you send the correct size and fabric type other wise your piece will not be able to be used.


Holly said...

I love it! You are always coming up with good ideas!! And hooray for your good news in your adoption process! I have a lot of exclamation points in this comment! :)

Nicole A. said...

Yay, fabulous idea! Count me in! What size paper should we use to send the written sentiment?

All the best,
Nicole A. in OH

Chris said...

Nicole A. paper size for the sentiment 3x5 4x6 something in that line. The important part is your name and city and state. (well and the message) That is what make the quilt extra special


Chris said...

Do you mind if I comment to questions on here, since I'm blogless?

BTW wonderful news on the fingerprints and moving the process along!!!!


Tiffany said...

That is such a great idea! I can't wait to see pictures of all of them snuggled up in it. And, so glad that your fingerprint issue was resolved. It's amazing how God is continually stirring my husband & I's hearts towards adoption. Thanks for sharing your family with us!

Chris and Sarah said...

Do you want the fabric pre-washed?

Anonymous said...


Great Idea on the quilt! I would love to participate!

With the fabric, does it need to be a solid color, or can it have some sort of pattern on it?

carie said...

oh, what a great idea. can't wait to find some lovely fabric piece. you are so kind with your thoughts for the saunders.
thought of you today as we continued inventory. had some hot chocolate in your memory.
congrats on the fingerprints!

Chris said...

to answer a few questions...don't worry about pre-washing, I'll make sure it gets done.
Fabric can be any design, solid, print etc. just aim for 100% cotton fabric, that is about the weight/thickness of a man's dress shirt. Since we are all over the country here I'm not sure of all the store names... Joanne's Fabric or a local quilt shop can help you.

Sally- That Girl! said...

Lori, Can't wait to participate. Linn thoughtfully picked out the perfect square for Bryson's quilt and I shall do the same for her. She always wanted one for Isaiah, so now she will one of her own...perfect!!!! You are such a dear friend!

Amie@HeartSmiles said...


Congrats on the progress!!!! PTL!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. so very thoughtful. She is going to love it!!! You are so sweet to think to do this for her!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Thank you for doing this!!!


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