Good Tuesday morning, dear friend!
I can't believe it's already the first of December! Where did the year go...on the one hand it feels like it's been one long year, but at the same time it seems like we were just ringing in 2015...crazy!
As we begin the countdown to Christmas, and fill our days with tree trimming, cookie baking, gift shopping, and holiday cheer, I wanted to take a moment to remind ya'll to stop and count your blessings, and to remember those dear friends who are making their way through the holidays with heavy hearts...
For those of us who are lucky enough to call Karen Kluba of "Rosewood Manor," both a talented artist and a friend, we know just how heavy the Kluba family's heart is this holiday season...the following message from Karen says much of it...
"Hello, I'm not sure how many of you are aware of our daughter Rachel's very serious accident late this summer. She lives in England. She and her two sons 7 & 6 were visiting us here in Michigan for about 30 days while the boys were off school. Her husband had come over for the last 8 days of the summer. We had a fun summer which ended in tragedy just two days before they were to fly home. We are all devastated.
"After a month in hospital here in Michigan she was flown via medical transport over to England to a hospital there. She has sustained a TBI-Traumatic Brain Injury. She is now in a center for enablement - receiving rehab in Oxford, England. We are all hoping and praying for a miracle, that she can overcome this, but it will all take time - lots of time. The doctors feel that her sister, her father and I, should visit to help with her rehab as often as possible.
"I designed a leaflet to raise money to help our family be able to fly over to visit her in hospital in England. It is called "Crazy Socks"-the explanation of the title is on the back cover of the chart."
I am asking everyone to please support the effort, and help one of our own...please purchase your own adorable copy of "Crazy Socks," as I have, and let's start a SAL!
As I know that this is a big spending month for so many, I wish to not add to any one's burden with any extra expense, so I have also purchased 9 extra "Crazy Socks" charts from Karen, that will allow everyone who wants to join the SAL to do so...you must really show me that you want to join but just don't have the funds, and I will send you the chart.
Please leave a comment on this post to let me know that you are interested in the SAL, which will begin on January 1st and will march at it's own pace throughout 2015...There are no rules, except that you must purchase the chart to help support the Kluba's ability to visit Rachel.
I have purchased a couple of new pairs of Crazy Socks, as a special treat for the first finish of the 2015 SAL...but it must not be started until January 1, 2015 and it must be a complete finish...stitched and finished into your forever treat!
I also ask that you visit Karen at Rosewood Manor and check out her gorgeous designs.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit...