Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Email from a fan of mine

This is the best fan mail I ever received.  I don't know this lady, she emailed me out of the blue.  The email was entitled,  "My first fan letter at age 70."

I just found you. Tomorrow you are teaching a class at thimble pleasures. I am crying bitter tears because I can not afford to take the class.
I want to tell you that I have fallen in love with your designs, and am over the moon that they are not straight.

I have tried everything for years, and I simply can not cut or sew straight. I have piles and piles and piles of fabric and am frozen, unable to start any project knowing it will wind up in the trash because I just can not do it.

Please tell me you have a book, patterns, notes, anything that I could purchase so that I can learn your
method. I'm pretty good reading instructions.

I am trying to reinvent myself, as feb 1 will mark the one year anniversary of the death of my husband of almost 50 years.

Now it is me, and my fabric and my thread and my need to create.

I'm so sorry that circumstances have made it impossible for me to attend your class tomorrow. I can only hope that I will be able to manage it in the future.

I think what you do is genius…. it absolutely positively speaks directly to me. How wonderful for you that you found "your" true self.

thank you from a fan
Susan L.
Wow!  That makes me feel appreciated.

Friday, February 8, 2013

If you want to read this...

If you want to read some great conspiracy theory stuff, go here quick!  If not, just keep watching The Simpsons or American Idol.

I like this author, every couple of months he publishes one of these interviews with his top secret Washington Insider.  If you choose to believe it, some really bad things are being planned by our government.

On Feb. 7, 2013, he published his latest. 

 It is actually Part 3 in a series:

If you want to understand better, read them in order.

(Part 1,     Aug. 29, 2012

and Part 2,   Dec. 27, 2012       were really great too)

I'm no good at the long arm

I started quilting Hailey's baby quilt on  my  long arm machine, and boy, am I humbled!  I can't make it do anything!  I am a complete novice!  Even though I have quilted award winning quilts on my home sewing machine, the long arm is a whole different animal, and I have NO SKILLS which transfer.  It is depressing.  I am looking to attend the big long arm quilting convention in Salt Lake City in May (HMQS)  so I can learn the basics.

And I am posting this link for my sons Seth, who is a tinkerer, and for Adam, who is interested in 3-D printers.  I think they would appreciate knowing about the artificial hand made for a fingerless 5-year-old boy.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Stake Conference talk

Since this is all over the internet, I am assuming it is all right to repost it.  It appears the stake president was okay with posting it.  He gives very good warnings, backed up by scriptures and quotes from Church presidents.  President De Visser is from the Sandy, Utah, Hidden Valley stake.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Write down phone numbers

I had a dream the other night, I was lost and I did not have my cell phone and couldn't call anyone because I didn't know anyone's phone number.

I woke up and realized this is really a problem in real life, not just in dreams. My brother lost his cell phone and he was in real trouble, he didn't know any of the phone numbers he needed.

 I want to encourage you all to write down all your most important numbers and put a hard copy of them into your glove compartment in your car, in your purse, in your wallet, at your workplace, etc.

 There may come a time when your cell phone is lost or stolen or out of power, and you will be very thankful you have phone numbers so you can make a phone call on someone else's phone.

I loved this story of how the Seattle gun buy-back program became a huge gun show, with people buying guns from the people in line for MORE than the  government was going to pay them.  Free enterprise lives!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Supreme Court Ruling: Police have no duty to protect

"Based on the headline of this article you might think this is an important new ruling, but it’s not. The court has kept this stance for over 30 years.
The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that police officers at all levels of the government have no duty to protect the citizens of this country.
It is the job of police officers to investigate crimes and arrest criminals.
We are on our own for protection."

Read more:

Note from Amy:  Why did I put this link on here?  Because I fear the escalation of all the gun control laws.  Sure, we live in a community where we feel safe, where none of our closest friends have been mugged or raped, where no violent crimes have happened to anyone close to us.  The bad guys happen to be pretty rare where we live.  But it is NOT because of the police, it is because the bad guys are doing the bad things somewhere else. 

If you think the police are there to protect us, from this story you can learn that is not their main job.  When the bad things start happening in my town, the only reason an evil person will stay away from my house is his fear that I may have a gun.  And for sure, I want him to stay away.