|Crafting With Lillie Mae's||October 2009|
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Tidings from Brenda....
Trick or treat
Smell my feet
Give me something
Good to eat
Life was slower, calmer; a distinct sense of "family" within each neighborhood. We all walked to school together, played dodge ball in the streets, and rode double on our bikes.
Mom's gossiped over the fence while hanging laundry out to dry. There were block parties where everyone was invited and turned on lawn sprinklers were an open invitation to don our swim suits.
In anticipation of Halloween, hours were spent in the kitchen preparing yummy treats. Goodies such as popcorn balls, chocolate fudge, caramel apples, hand-pulled taffy, and many more were given out freely to each child.
And delighted giggling trick-or-treaters were invited into each home while neighbors tried to guess your name.
So many memories. Good memories.
Happy Halloween Everyone!!!
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Thank you all very sincerely for your many prayers for my husband Bob. The surgery was a success. He did have to go back into the hospital because of an infection for a few days, but he's back out now and doing great.
Ronda sent the following prayer request and I have
also included the update. Prayer request: "Can you guys send
this prayer request out? Josh Viola's son Gianni fell from about a 15 ft
balcony face first onto a solid tile floor. He has a fractured jaw and
skull and had internal
bleeding in two places by his brain. The spots of bleeding in the
brain got worse over night and they are meeting with a neurosurgeon. He
is maybe about 3 years old." Update: The brain stopped
swelling, no bleeding, and he was sitting up on his own today.
They were probably going to move him out of ICU by this evening.
Thanks much!! Big Miracle.
I am also asking for prayers for a
young lady which I am unable to name. She has lost her way and I
am asking all to please pray that she will find her way back again.
And finally I personally am in need
of prayers. I've been having problems with one of my legs and a
visit to my doctor this afternoon raised concerns for Parkinson's
disease, multiple sclerosis, blood clot, etc. I will be going in
for some tests and a visit to a neurologist. Prayers would be very
Ronda sent the following prayer request and I have also included the update. Prayer request: "Can you guys send this prayer request out? Josh Viola's son Gianni fell from about a 15 ft balcony face first onto a solid tile floor. He has a fractured jaw and skull and had internal bleeding in two places by his brain. The spots of bleeding in the brain got worse over night and they are meeting with a neurosurgeon. He is maybe about 3 years old." Update: The brain stopped swelling, no bleeding, and he was sitting up on his own today. They were probably going to move him out of ICU by this evening. Thanks much!! Big Miracle.
I am also asking for prayers for a young lady which I am unable to name. She has lost her way and I am asking all to please pray that she will find her way back again.
And finally I personally am in need of prayers. I've been having problems with one of my legs and a visit to my doctor this afternoon raised concerns for Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, blood clot, etc. I will be going in for some tests and a visit to a neurologist. Prayers would be very much appreciated.
Wishing you all many blessings,
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Two Free Patterns in This Issue:
Annie Witch & Pumpkin Pocket
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HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR
TRICK OR TREATING
Trick or Treating should be one of the great adventures of Halloween for kids! They can get dressed in scary costumes and go door to door, begging "Tricks or Treats!" from neighbors or at the local mall. Lots of towns have a Harvest Festival so kids can Trick-or-Treat safely. But going door to door is the stuff of childhood memories! It should be a fun time, without trouble and pain, so following some easy tips can keep your child safe every Halloween.
Kids look forward to Halloween because of the dress-up and cool costumes but the mostly like it for the candy and treats! Who doesn't?
Watch the candy intake when they get home, too much can lead to stomach aches and indigestion. That includes mom and dad as well!
Let your child have some say in their costume, within reason of course. Britney or Christina may be your six year old daughter's favorite singer but don't send her out dressed like them! It's never too early to teach them some responsibility and common sense.
Make your child's Halloween a memorable holiday and they'll have good memories that last a lifetime!
These autumn treats are so adorable and easy to assemble, they won't scare anyone away. In fact, set out a batch, and kids are sure to flock to them.
Cookies (ours were about 2 1/2 inches in diameter)
Assorted sugar wafers (ours were about 2 1/2 inches long)
Mini chocolate chips
Bran cereal (we used Kellogg's All-Bran Extra Fiber)
1. Frost the top of each cookie.
2. Cut a sugar wafer in half. Add a dollop of frosting to the top edge of the cookie and stick a wafer half to it for a hat top, as shown.
3. Place a whole sugar wafer just below the
hat top for a brim. Use a little more frosting to decorate it with
slices of candy corn or mini chocolate chips.
Trick or treat, Smell
Aunt Pitty Pat Presents
Bumps in the Night
It's almost that favorite time of year for
Aunt Pitty Pat.
Time to bring in the Fall Holiday Season and she is up to her same
ole sneaky tricks.
This Saturday Aug 22nd
Aunt Pitty Pat will be accepting sign ups for her first Swap of the Fall Season.Come on by and check out what she has in store for all of us.
We know you will not be disappointed.
APP invites you to stop by her blog anytime.
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by clicking on the
"Bumps in the night" button.
Crafting Tips & Tricks - Doll ToolBox
I have what I call my "Doll ToolBox" which is a treasure. I guard mine with my life...lol. When I begin a new pattern, I just whip out my "toolbox" and I'm all set. It contains almost everything I could possibly need to complete my pattern. It's a tremendous time safer and keeps me from having to "search" for needed items.
My "Doll Toolbox" is actually simply a plastic pencil box bought at Wal-Mart. In it I keep the following:
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