Monday, April 18, 2011

2011 Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is now called The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™

About Memory Walk/The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the single largest fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, both locally & nationally. The New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association offers educational programs & trainings around the state, caregiver respite assistance program, a free quarterly newsletter, & a toll free helpline. In addition, the association assists with registration in the Safe Return Program for patients who wander, acts as a legislative advocacy body for patient rights, & maintains a network of more than 40 support groups statewide. All of these services are provided confidentially & free of charge.

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation's premier fundraiser to help those battling Alzheimer's disease. Since 1989, this all age, all-ability walk has mobilized millions to join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and has raised more than $347 million for programs & services for individuals with Alzheimer's, their families, & caregivers. Events are held annually in the fall in nearly 600 communities nationwide.

As many of you know, I lost a loved one who had Alzheimer's disease and I saw first hand the effect this disease can have. So, the Alzheimer's Association and the work they do is very important to me. Since 2006 I have participated in 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. I appreciate any and all support and thank you in advance for your help!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Birdhouses

One of the things I wanted to do at the new place was put up birdhouses.
I found some very cute little wooden birdhouses at a local craft store for just a dollar each.
And, the acrylic paints were on sale for 99 cents.
And for every color imaginable, I just needed to get black, white, and the primaries.
These are what I came up with. I've placed them in the fruit trees in the backyard. They are very tiny so I am not sure if the birds will like them, but I do. And they were fun to make!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Curtains

I've been busy moving so I have not been posting lately. But, we are finally moved in and my house is organized and I thought I'd show the curtains I made for the bedroom.
I'm quite proud of how they turned out. I did it with no pattern (but some advice from my friend Cheryl).

The fabric is a tapestry that was a little hard to sew as the design frayed when cut. They are fully black-out lined and keep the light out nicely.
I use the green rope as tie-backs when I want the curtains held back during the day.

I don't know, maybe I'll make some valances for the other windows!
But really that will have to wait until after the tomatoes are planted and the yard is cleaned up and some of my other projects are finished :)