Saturday, February 27, 2010

Operation Hope

Remember this post?  This is what I'm doing.  I am so fortunate to be working alongside a wonderful team of women.  I am working with the group Operation Hope with the Trash to Treasure project.  I almost feel guilty that I am having such a good time with volunteer work.  I see such energy & hope in these women that should be broken.
My mentors Cheryl & Becky are facilitating Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  After that I help facilitate with jewelry making while Cheryl is teaching weaving to make rugs & bags.  Runda has been our hospitality coordinator & I help her serving the women.
I believe in this program because of the fact that we are enabling the ladies with skills & knowledge to dream & succeed.  This volunteer work is so near & dear to me because we visit the Philippine Embassy, the country of my heritage.  I have yet to visit this beautiful land, but I feel such a connection with the country & the people because of the upbringing from my parents.  They fondly share stories with us & infused the culture into our everyday life.  While I am heartbroken over the circumstances that bring the ladies here, I am overwhelmed with joy to work with them.
To my crafty friends, I'd like to put out a request.  What projects/tutorials have you seen with recycling everyday items?  We're still doing a lot of brainstorming.  Cheryl's first project was last Christmas making ornaments.  I've found a ton on the internet, but I'd like to hear what you've done.

Digital frames from: Hof3

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

One World One Heart Winner

One World One Heart has been a wonderful event this year.  Thank you to Lisa for all your hard work & a very enjoyable event.  I'm still visiting all the links & Lisa will keep them up for the next 6 months for us to enjoy.  I've found some new blogs & some creative souls to revisit.

After taking out duplicates & non-bloggers, I used to select my winner.  Kathy, come on down :)  She currently lives in NJ & posted some pictures from her London trip. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Come Join In

Happy February & Valentines Day!!  Artists Class has just begun.  The first project is Danielle Muller's beautiful Valentine Door Hanging.  Aren't her examples just beautiful!  There is still time if you wanna join in on the fun. The blog is open for 3 months.
Go here & don't forget to use code kateveeme for $10 off registration.