Wednesday, June 8, 2016

We Have a Secret

We have a secret, you and I that no one else shall know, for who but I can see you lie each night in fire glow?
And who but I can reach my hand before we go to bed and feel the living warmth of you and touch your silken head?
And only I walk woodland paths and see ahead of me, your lovely form racing with the wind so young again, and free.
And only I can see you swim in every brook I pass and when I call, no one but I can see the bending grass.
~Author Unknown
I can't believe it's been 5 years My Angel...

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Friday, October 2, 2015

22nd Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's photos

The 22nd Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's was held on Saturday September 26th at Civic Plaza in Albuquerque.
In the photo above Bella is modeling Momma's Champions Club Medal, given to individuals who raise $500 or more.  Woo hoo!


The Alzheimer's Association has received a total of $185,288 in donations.  100% of their goal!!
Team Perry's Termite made $870 of their $900 goal!  :)
If you would still like to make a contribution, you may do so by clicking the links that appear on the right side of this blog.
Enjoy the photos and thanks to everyone for their support & for helping me to earn a Champions Club medal!

Monday, June 8, 2015


Friends are the angels that lift us up when our wings have forgotten how to fly.
~Author Unknown
For my Best Friend, my Angel Holly
October 10, 1997-June 8, 2011

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

About The Walk to End Alzheimer's

As many of you know, I lost a loved one who had Alzheimer's disease and saw first hand the effect this devastating disease can have. So, the Alzheimer's Association and their work is very important to me. Since 2006 I have participated in The Walk to end Alzheimer's (previously called Memory Walk), first in Orange County, CA and now back home in Albuquerque. Please take a moment to visit my Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ donation page either by clicking here, or the link on my sidebar.

This will be the 9th year I have participated in The Walk and the 5th year in Albuquerque.  To celebrate year 5 in Albuquerque, my fundraising goal is $500 and  I hope to finally be a member of the Champions Club!  I appreciate any and all support and thank you in advance for your help!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Another Baby Blanket?

It seems so.
The hardest part of this one was switching colors.
It was crocheted in mostly half-double crochet.  No fancy bobbles or cables on this one.
Why not?
Because the recipient will be sleeping on top of her blanket :)

Monday, December 29, 2014


I can't stop crocheting it seems.
I made these bibs for Avah for her first Christmas.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas

Bella at Santa Paws & Stripes
To learn more about this wonderful Veteran & Rescue Organization click here.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Operation Silent Night 2014

Albuquerque Animal Welfare is asking for donations of comfort gifts for animals who have to spend Christmas in City Shelters. They are calling it "Operation Silent Night."
Please click the Operation Silent Night flyer above for more information or you can visit this link.
You can help this holiday by donating gently used or new blankets, sweaters, jackets, beds, toys (dogs & cats) or treats, for the pets who are spending the holidays at the Animal Welfare shelters as they wait to find forever homes. On Christmas Eve, Santa’s elves will distribute the donations to each animal at the shelters.
Members of the public can drop off their donations at the Animal Welfare Department shelters or any stores listed below from now to December 21.
  • Suits Unlimited - 5406 Menaul Blvd.
  • it'z - 4595 San Mateo Blvd.
  • Pet Vet Market - 3732 Eubank Blvd.
  • Petco stores at the following Albuquerque locations:
  • 10700 Lomas Blvd. NE
    6300 San Mateo NE
    3601 Old Airport NW
    Bella is collecting her donations & hopes to see you there! :)

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    More Pink!

    This one is for my niece's first baby girl.
    It's very similar to the other pink afghan I finished last month.
    It was crocheted with one strand of bulky yarn & also worked up quickly.
    I think I might be done with baby afghans for awhile but I guess you never know... :)