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Happy Thanksgiving

We want to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving- Covid style!

Please stay safe!

Busy Hands, Loving Hearts

My kind friend, Teresa sent me 3 face masks that she handmade for my personal use.  These are so cute, and I am so touched, but the story behind it is even more uplifting.

Teresa has already made 30 so far but is now working on supplying all of her husbands’ work crew. Her mother taught her how to sew, and she is now using those precious lessons, sewing machine, and materials that all belonged to her mother, to spread hope during these unprecedented times.

The front of the face masks

The insides The butterflies and frogs hold the filter materials.


Teresa wrote a note that reads:

These face masks were made with love from materials and supplies left to me by my mother. Even the sewing machine was hers from the 1960s!  All mechancial and still going strong!

The smaller mask with elastic ear loops has a pouch to insert a filter material, if you can find any.  Without the filter, it is 60-80% effective in catching bugs, made from 100% cotton fabric.  If it seems too big, loop a ribbon or string thought the ear loosp and tie around your head for a better fit.

The rectangular style mask has filter material inside (inter-facing).  I don’t know how effective it is but have heard that this might be as much as 90% effective in catching bugs, also made form 100% cotton fabrics.  This mask seemed hotter to wear to me but if placed just right, didn’t fog my glasses!

Nothing guarranteed, but I figure it’s better than nothing and at the very least keeps us from touching our faces.

Thinking of you and hoping you stay safe.

In California, it is now ordered that we wear face masks anytime we make a trip outside, and we can only make trips outside for essential business, such as groceries, pharmacy or medical appointments.

These face masks are cute, whimsical and so thoughtful that I am smiling — believe me, I am smiling, even though you can see it from behind my face mask.

Be safe and kind,


Happy New Year

May you have a year that is filled with love, laughter, brightness, and hope!

Happy New Year

Merry Christmas

Wishing you Joy on this Christmas Day!

May your day be filled with laughter, love and hope!


Happy Thanksgiving

We are so thankful for you!  We appreciate each and every one of you for contributing to our special, caring community!

Dude! I have a ton of online followers and they all want to have me over for dinner!

We hope that you enjoy this Thanksgiving with love and laughter in your own special way.  Please savor the moments that will be memories as you enjoy the meal!

Dancing Turkey & Football


Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all!  Stay young at heart!

Ghost 2019

Happy Easter

May your Easter be filled with hope, love, and laughter surrounded by family and friends.

Love & Friendship

True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes.

Love in yarn


Love is Important

By Jean Kay

Love is so important
in everything we do.
Love brings out the very best
in every point of view.

It’s easier to be loving
than to hold on to a grudge.
We get stuck in negativity
and our ego will not budge!

Experiences, good and bad,
will always come and go,
being able to love regardless
is how our spirits grow.

Love works in mysterious ways
to soften any concern.
Giving love away freely
reaps loving rewards in return.

How wonderful and magical
we feel when we’re in love.
We truly are on top of our world-
there’s nothing we can’t rise above!

Let’s turn all negative thinking
into positive, loving thought
by spreading love, joy and peace
as, for thousands of years, we’ve been taught.

A Gentle Reminder


Stay close to people who feel like sunshine

Stay close to people who feel like sunshine

Merry Christmas!

We wish you and yours a Jolly, Merry Christmas!


We are so thankful year-round for your friendship and support!  You make our mission possible!

Thank you for spreading hope into the world!